After opening GreenRiver last September, the group behind New York City’s Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog has given Chicago a more intimate venue next door. Head bartender Julia Momose created a menu much shorter than GreenRiver’s, with 12 seasonal flower-focused cocktails (the new menu starts mid-June). Those flowers form the bases of cocktails like the refreshing Wild Maquis, concentrated on lavender with slightly savory mescal, Cocchi Americano and Herbes de Provence. GreenRiver’s Aaron Lirette is behind the small food menu, with dishes like oysters, pork pâté and olives.
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