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Sep 16, 2008 04:23 AM

PDT at Eastern Standard

Following up on a drinkboston post on the bartender exchange between PDT in NYC and ES, we headed over to ES last night. In addition to some quality drink making from the ES crew, Daniel from PDT pulled out a couple of amazing cocktails for us, which went down very well with the Grilled Cheese and Nicoise salad. What a way to start the week.

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    1. re: Bob Dobalina

      3 total:
      the 19th century - bourbon, creme de cacao, lemon, and... i think lillet. a riff on the 20th century (which is made with gin). Better than it sounds, but the next 2 were better.
      The professor - martinique rum, punt e mes, and tawny port (but he made it with the 6 grapes). and orange peel on the rim. This was unexpected, amazing, and well worth the trip all by itself. But the last...
      the Dewey D - rye, Lusteau East Indian Solera Sherry, and aperol, with the same orange peel treatment. Wow.

      Tonight is his last night, I think - worth the trip...

    2. I know everyone loves using initials, and I'm just showing how stupid and out of touch I am, but what is PDT. I bet I'm not the only one wondering.

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      1. re: SmokeDawg

        I'm guesing Please Don't Tell - a restaurant in NYC. I've never been, though.

        1. re: almansa

          Sorry - almansa is right. it's Please Don't Tell - a speakeasy style cocktail bar in Manhattan.

        2. re: SmokeDawg

          Sort of fun gimic. Very small place. you have to have reservations. You enter a hot dog restaurant and go in the phone booth and pick up the phone. They verify your reservations and then let you in a "secret" door in the back of the phone booth.