Dinner at Morton's was fantabulous, as ever! Turk Turon was once again my charming companion for the evening and we had a grand time.
...I'm finding that a champagne cocktail before, a wee bit o'Drambuie (warmed over a tumbler of hot water) after and a flute of bubbly to toast the New Year are almost too much! On the other hand, a "small" single-cut filet mignon (huge!), salad, asparagus and hot-chocolate cake do ameliorate the effects.
Morton's has retained its speakeasy ambiance, complete with one of the most skilled and professional bartenders to be found in these parts; you just know this guy is ever alert to the possibility of havin' to push the hidden button that conceal all evidence of Demon Rum...or not, but it's a fine excuse to post Turk's photograph of a champagne cocktail. The glass has been dipped in cinnamon sugar! There's a sugar cube fizzing away madly in the bottom of the glass, tormented by two drops of peach bitters; but it all turns out nicely after a few Secret Ingredients are added and soothed by the addition of champagne.
Perhaps I'll post more later -- for now, I've gotta git: I just woke up!
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