Après, Now Open in the Former Apiary Space, Is Serving a Ramp Cocktail

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The ramp cocktail, with gin and Blanc vermouth.

Apiary owner Jenny Moon has teamed up with Mazen Mustafa, the former executive chef at the Elm, to reopen her East Village restaurant as Après. Mustafa's modern, vegetable-centric menu includes dishes like Egg Drop Soup with king crab, spring garlic, and spinach; fluke with green strawberries, coconut crème, and green-curry consommé, and beet cake with dill pollen. But it's the booze that's weird and interesting: Après has one-upped Chalk Point Kitchen's kale martini with an entire menu of market-driven drinks, like ramp with gin and Blanc vermouth, and rhubarb with rye, absinthe, and Fernet.

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Crudités with miso royale and raw and pickled vegetables.Photo: Melissa Hom

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Heirloom carrots with koji, sea buckthorn, and langoustine.Photo: Melissa Hom


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Carrot cocktail with gin, ginger, and Campari.Photo: Melissa Hom


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Celtuce with turnip, duck leg, and Asian pear.Photo: Melissa Hom


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Buttermilk panna cotta.Photo: Melissa Hom


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Chocolate cocktail with mezcal, sweet vermouth, and Xocolatl mole bitters.Photo: Melissa Hom


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The dining room can seat 56.Photo: Melissa Hom

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Après, 60 3rd Avenue at 11th Street, 212-254-0888