CHICAGO: THE AVIARY
Wednesday, April 6th, 2016
While they do serve small bites of food, The Aviary’s primary focus is centered on truly creative and innovative craft cocktails. The bartenders are masterfully trained and prepare each cocktail in a specifically designed “bar kitchen” away from the guest. Service and staff are reminiscent of Michelin Star restaurant and takes place in an odd, but comfortable artsy modern mid-century hybrid lounge.
While the menu changes frequently, you can expect to find cocktails of the ilk of an Old Fashion prepared completely inside a hollow egg shaped sphere of ice that is cracked tableside by a device of The Aviary’s own design. Or perhaps an individual infused cocktail, again served from a proprietary vessel, that grows in flavor and intensity as you drink it is more your style. The cocktails are recommended in courses, and the staff will help guide you from light to bold to enhance your enjoyment. Of course, they can also be ordered individually, and you can rest assured that you will never encounter another cocktail prepared or served like the beverages served here.
Be sure to make a reservation well in advance, they do accept walk-ins, but the wait can be rather lengthy.
Jeff Ruth - The Trend Spotter
Monin Beverage Innovation Director
955 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60 607
Hope you’re thirsty!