A First Look at Salon De Ning, Opening Tonight

This Photo: Melissa Hom

Ladies and gents, let us present to you Salon de Ning. Tonight, she replaces Pen-Top on the roof of the Hotel Peninsula. Ain’t she a beauty? Forecast calls for rain, but, as you can see from the following first photos, indoor seating abounds.


The Ning Sling
Absolut Mandarin, Soho litchi liqueur, and fresh mint leaves, shaken with litchi and passion-fruit juices

The Ninglet
Hendrick’s gin, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, and fresh lime

Shanghai Sunset
Malibu, Chambord, pineapple juice, fresh lime, and a dash of club soda

The Baojing à la Ning
Baojing vodka (heavily shaken), with lemon twists

Dragon Blossom
Stolichnaya Blueberi, strawberry liqueur, and cranberry juice

Passion Martini
Gray Goose L’Orange, crème de peche, and fresh passion-fruit, orange, and cranberry juices

Pearl of the Orient
Absolut Mandarin, Ty Ku, Cointreau, and fresh passion-fruit and lemon juices

Cool as a Cucumber
Organic-cucumber vodka (extra cold), with organic-cucumber slices

Tiramisu Martini
Absolut Vanilia, Kahlúa, Amaretto, white Godiva, whipped cream, and chocolate shavings

Shared Plates

Smoked-Tea-Dusted Shrimp
Tamarind dipping sauce

Trio of Sandwiches
Asian chicken, five-spice beef, and marinated portobello mushroom

Crab-and-Avocado Maki Roll
With smoked-red-pepper aïoli

Artisanal Cheese Plate
Quince paste, grapes, and dried fruit

Assorted Chocolate Plate

Salon de Ning, 700 Fifth Ave., at 55th St., 23rd fl.; 212-956-2888

Related: Pen-Top Bar and Terrace Becomes Salon de Ning

A First Look at Salon De Ning, Opening Tonight