The Hungry Wanderers

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Milk ‘n Honey

Posted by Amanda @ The Hungry Wanderers on October 17, 2009

The next stop after our amazing dinner at Degustation was a secret bar! What’s a secret bar, you ask?  Apparently New York (and London, among other cities), have bars where you need to be a member or be friends with a member.  A few months ago, Jaclyn had visited one of these secret bars, Milk & Honey, with a friend who was a member.  She recently learned that they take reservations for non-members now so she booked one as soon as she knew we were coming to visit.

If I thought Degustation was nondescript, I was wrong! There is incredibly little markings to show you where the bar is without knowing the address (makes sense – if you knew when walking by that it’s Milk & Honey, it wouldn’t be a secret :-p)  There was a hidden doorbell and we rang it right about the time of our reservation.  The door opened and after confirming who we were, we made our way to our booth.

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The bar was dark and cozy.  A small handful of booths and a small bar.  It’s a great bar for a small group and not for mingling.  In the bathroom, they have a list of “bar rules” – one of which is “gentlemen will not introduce themselves to ladies” 🙂

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Milk & Honey does not have a set menu.  You tell the waitress what you’re in the mood for and the bartender makes you a drink based on the fresh ingredients they have in stock!

No flash in this bar! (from left to right) Jaclyn had a fizzy ginger gin drink… I had a fresh strawberry rum drink… and Colleen had a creamy amaretto drink.

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Attempts at showing the drinks in the candlelight 🙂

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Colleen’s first drink didn’t hit the spot, but the second one, which she and I split totally did! We ended up with a “Japanese cocktail.” It was cognac, sweet vermouth, bitters, and one or two other ingredients.  I am generally not a fan of cognac, but this was amazing.  It seems strong at first but was quite smooth and enjoyable.  The bartender did a great job on this drink!

Overall, we were impressed with our drinks but loved the experience even more! It was a great opportunity to enjoy drinks and good conversation (in a place we could actually hear each other!)  We’ll definitely be going back as well as hopefully checking out a “secret bar” that uses a British telephone booth as an entrance 🙂 Can’t wait!

P.S. Happy birthday Jaclyn!

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One Response to “Milk ‘n Honey”

  1. Jaclyn said

    Yup, next time we go to PDT.

    Thanks!

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