I only had the opportunity to drink and dine at Persephone once. My wife and I sat at the bar and ordered several appetizers (all fantastic by the way). The bartender made the single greatest Manhattan I have ever had. Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Vya Sweet Vermouth and a dash of Cherry Brandy.
The bartender was a young woman of considerable mixing skills, does anyone know where this talent went after Persephone closed? She was probably in her late 20's, dirty blonde.