If you’re looking for inspired craft cocktails and delicious small and medium plates, I have a place for you! On my trip to Chicago last week I had a chance to eat at Sable Kitchen & Bar after a few cocktails at The Berkshire Room. I figured after a few great bourbons, I was going to need to follow up with the same caliber of cocktails. Thankfully, Sable is just a block and a half away. The cocktail menu here is vast, creative and intriguing. Think of your favorite bourbon or gin elevated with combinations of ingredients like tarragon syrup, cola bitters, cinnamon-infused pear brandy and caraway liqueur. I loved the Wheatley Convention Center, a blend of Buffalo Trace bourbon, averna (an Italian citrus liqueur), vanilla, Lemon Wetherby’s cola bitters and angostura bitters – smooth and sweet with a brightness from the citrus.
I love the food menu here as well. Executive Chef Lawrence Latrero knows what he’s doing in this kitchen! There are a handful of selections in each category of snacks, seafood, meats and veggies. The lobster rangoon were perfectly crisp outside and creamy inside. We also really enjoyed the flatbread with asparagus, mushroom and truffle, but anything with truffles is a no-brainer for me. Being a meat-lover I really appreciated the Wagyu beef sliders. Tomato jam, garlic aioli, cheddar and a quail egg make these anything other than your typical slider. They were so good that we ordered two and had to order two more right away!
If you save yourself any room, I would highly suggest the churro ice cream sandwich with brandied apples – whoa!!
Honestly, you can do no wrong here. Everything was well-executed and definitely has me ready to come back to try more! If you’re in Chicago, get to River North and check them out. Detailed info and menus can be found on their website sablechicago.com.