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Thursday, April 08, 2010

April’s Where to Drink Now: Sable Kitchen & Bar

A good hotel bar can be a traveler’s best friend, especially when it comes with a pedigree like that of the recently opened Sable Kitchen & Bar in Chicago’s Hotel Palomar. With a spirits selection curated by bartender Jacques Bezuidenhout and cocktails like the Fernet- and St. Germain-laced Ginger Dram and the strawberry- and mezcal-bedecked Speaking in Tongues being mixed by Violet Hour alum Mike Ryan, Sable is the perfect bar away from home. The wine list is abbreviated but well-selected by master sommelier Emily Wines, and the food menu highlights locally sourced ingredients for dishes like bison short rib sliders and brick oven flatbreads.
Coordinates: 505 N. State St., Chicago; 312-755-9704; sablechicago.com

Photo: Cris Molina, The Photographer's Gallery