For those who dreamed of an Aviary-like experience in NYC — can’t get better than the real thing.
angrygirlfrienddiaries asked: What an amazing experience at Aviary! Even with a hangover today, I'm drooling over your descriptions. Any recommendations on where to have an Aviary-type experience here in NYC?
New York is woefully lacking for an Aviary-like experience. I asked M. and he said the closest you can get is the bar at WD-50. Mention that you’d love to try something unusual, something in the Aviary vein, and they’ll whip out their “back pocket” cocktails. Momofuku recently opened Booker and Dax, a bar that boasts a lot of the crazy equipment Aviary has. Worth keeping an eye on.
Not to toot my baby’s horn, but M. is one of the few bartenders in the city who understands (and is absolutely obsessed with) the modernist approach to cocktails. (He’s even working on a book about it.) We are planning to revive our cocktail supper club, Evoe, this year — and one of the events high on our agenda is an homage to Aviary. Please sign up for updates. We’d love to have you there!