Saturday, December 4, 2010

Barfly's Beat: Weather Up Tribeca

The Kensington Fix
Tonight, I received a text from one of the partners behind WeatherUp Tribeca - the bar would be opening to the public at 7pm.

WeatherUp Tribeca is the Manhattan branch of Katheryn Weatherup's eponymous Brooklyn cocktail den.  Katheryn's keeps her signature white tiles, square yellow lamps, and intimate olive colored leather banquettes, that made her Prospect Heights bar reminiscent of a Paris metro stop. The noticeable difference is spacial. WUT is about twice the size of the Prospect Heights original. The long marble topped bar is much friendlier for large parties and gatherings. There is also ample seating.

Richard Boccato of Dutch Kills is also on board this venture. In addition to designing the cocktail list, he adds his singular devotion to ice into the mix. Loungerati attended the "Friends and Family" night several weeks ago and based on what we saw, awarded the Weather Up the "Don't Bruise the Ice Award" for best ice program of 2010. They have an in house ice block machine - take that Kold Draft!

To help wash down those Boccato's drinks, WUT will be serving fresh oysters and caviar plates as well as other bar snacks to pair with your libations. So celebrate Repeal Day at the newest addition to New York's stellar cocktail scene. Order the mouth watering Kensington Fix and a plate of super fresh oysters. You deserve it.

Loungerati at Weather Up Tribeca (photo by Kathryn Weatherup)
Kensington Fix
by Richard Boccato
1 oz Plymouth Gin
1 oz Amaro CioCiaro
3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
3/4 oz simple syrup

Tools:  Mixing tin, highball glass, 1oz/3/4oz jigger, swiss peeler, crushed ice

Combine ingredients in a mixing tin, add ice and shake until well chilled, strain into a frosted highball glass, add crushed ice, and garnish with lemon peel.

Weather Up Tribeca
159 Duane Street
New York, NY 10013
No Phone

Check out a slide show of  WUT on Grubstreet

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