Sarah Reiss over at our tasty sister blog, Side Dish, does the dirty work so you don’t have to. That said, don’t be surprised if you end up spending lunch and dinner in the ultra contemporary Highland Park Village restaurant and bar. According to Reiss, it’s the cocktails at Marquee, located conveniently located above the Village Theatre, that will keep you in your seat.
Respect to Jason Kosmas for his deft and layered cocktail menu. We ordered a trial margarita, tangy with blood orange juice and a spicy kick. Since Kosmas was pouring, we asked him to surprise us on our second drink, with the only stipulations being that he use tequila or rum, give it some heat, and not make it too sweet. What arrived was exactly that—a delicious cocktail tailored to my specs. But, after trying both, I actually preferred the margarita off the menu. The moral: trust the man behind the shaker.
Me? I’m looking forward to dessert!