Tonight I dined at Tayst with fellow coworker foodies. One member of the group arranged a five course gin tasting and was able to get 11 people to attend brining the cost down to a steal at $35. I was in as soon as I heard the word “tasting.” Exposing myself to a new restaurant with friends was a huge perk.
The food was simple and solid. A lot of the meal’s conversation went back to our experiences at The Catbird Seat. I appreciated the straightforward dishes and unembellished drinks using multiple types of domestic gin. I had a gin in Mexico on my honeymoon and hated it. I was eager to taste drinks from the hands of people I trusted. I really appreciated these drinks but still prefer beer, whiskey, & tequila.
The winner of the night was the scallop followed by the foie gras. Both reset my personal bar for how good those ingredients can be.