The Feed first look: The Butterfly
Master mixologist Eben Freeman is behind the bar at this new supper club, from Michael White.
Mon Jun 17 2013
Photograph: Noah Fecks
Brandy old-fashioned at the Butterfly
Empire builder Michael White seems to be in a nostalgic mode as of late. His last opening, gilded steakhouse Costata, marked his return to the space of his first NYC restaurant, Fiamma. And hot on its heels, this Friday, White debuts his sixth Gotham venue, the Butterfly, named after a Wisconsin restaurant where he worked as a youth. The cocktailcentric supper club will showcase the heady creations of master mixologist Eben Freeman (also the restaurant group’s director of bar operations and innovation) at a 13-seat bar, backed by a wooden wall cut to resemble open butterfly wings and a shadow-box mirror. Choose from original and midcentury concoctions, like the crème de menthe–based grasshopper and the brandy old-fashioned. Booze-friendly bar bites also riff on classics, with comforting dishes like bratwurst sliders, a patty melt and ricotta ravioli with pork ragù. 225 West Broadway at White St (646-692-4943)
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