What is happening to this summer? Has it already been nearly two months since my memorable dinner at Next? Time just keeps slipping away. Lauren’s photos made me realize I’d never told you where went after that dinner…The Aviary. It’s the cocktail bar next door, although as with most things Achatz, it’s not really like any cocktail bar you’ve ever been to before.
We only had time and energy to sample one drink–a heady mixture of ginger, peychaud’s, shiso, fingerlime, and vodka–and the bloody mary amuse bouche that we got to start. I snapped a photo of the drink before they added the liquid in. Once the liquid is added, you get a cleverly cut bit of lemongrass (you can see it here) to swizzle it all together. I’m hoping to get back there to try out more of the menu. Hopefully soon….
And speaking of Achatz and Next, after much drama and crashing of browsers and servers, I actually managed to get a ticket to the next menu at Next (second week of September). It’s all about Thai food and I couldn’t be more excited!