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Allen & Delancey Debuts Cocktail Program Tonight, Brunch This Weekend

Noah Sheldon

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Last weekend we were surprised to find Allen & Delancey up and running on a Saturday afternoon — as it turned out, the restaurant was previewing a brunch menu that will go into full effect this weekend. We’ve secured that for you exclusively, and as you can see from items like corn beef hash with hen eggs, it’s nothing short of a shot over the Freemans bow. Brunch cocktails are also in the works, but in the meantime, tonight marks the debut of A&D’s new cocktail program, engineered by our own Alex Day of Death & Co. (A&D, meet D&C.) Each of Day's $13 drinks come in two versions: Behind Door Number One is something “light and festive, with citrus and fruit meant to refresh the mind and whet the appetite,” while behind Door Number Two is something “best drank with thought, time, and good conversation.” A little confusing? A look at the menu and it’ll all make sweet blessed sense.

BRUNCH
Deep quiche Lorraine, garden leaves, and herbs…$16
Reuben, caramelized sauerkraut…$18
Full English breakfast $19
Smoked trout, chopped egg, Bibb lettuce $14
Corned-beef hash, hen eggs…$17
Hot smoked salmon, onion knish, horseradish purée…$17
French Toast, figs, mascarpone, maple syrupé$16
Meat loaf, brioche, tomato chutney, mustard…$19
Heirloom-tomato salad, extra-virgin olive oil, shallot confit…$10
Steak and eggs…$24
Vanilla yogurt, house-made walnut granola, blackberries…$10

Sides
Applewood smoked bacon…$6
Onion knish…$4
Oven-roasted tomatoes…$4
Chicken or pork sausage links…$6
Vanilla yogurt…$4
Caramelized sauerkraut…$5
Mushrooms on toast…$5
Bakery basket refill…$7
Jug of fresh lemonade…$6


COCKTAILS

Instead of simply providing a catalogue of drinks, our cocktail menu is a little different. Under each listing you’ll find two variations on a connected theme: No. 1 is light and festive, with citrus and fruit meant to refresh the mind and whet the appetite, while No. 2 showcases a base spirit, a stirred cocktail best drank with thought, time, and good conversation.

WILLIAM AND MARY
(Juniper, spice, and alchemy)
1. Gin, lime, yellow chartreuse, maraschino, rose and lavender bitters
2. Gin, vermouth bianco, green chartreuse, dash cinnamon bark tincture

ATLANTIC RUIN
(Cain, molasses, and heritage)
1. Tea-infused white rum, Batavia Arrack, lemon, maple
2. Aged rum, Batavia Arrack, Demerara, Angostura bitters, roast coco-bean tincture, orange Twist

TINKER’S STAND
(Grain, Oak, and Revolution)
1 Bourbon, amaro, lemon, honeyed ginger syrup
2 Rye, amaro, sherry, elderflower, Bénédictine, aromatic bitters

JALISCO TRAIL
(Agave, Pacific Winds, and the Jimadors)
1 Blanco tequila, Acacia honey, lime, Angostura bitters, rinse Luxardo bitter
2 Reposado tequila, antica, green chartreuse, orange bitters, rinse Campari, orange twist

L’HEURE VERTE
(Wormwood and Company)
1 Old Tom gin, lemon, egg white, absinthe, bitter orange foam, seltzer
2 Reposado tequila, Isly whisky, agave nectar, absinthe, Peychaud’s and Angostura bitters, discarded lemon twist

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