Payard Patisserie & Bistro has launched a new menu of enchanting wine cocktails sure to excite any wine enthusiast. This collection of red, white and sparkling cocktails, created by manager Sam Berkley, are especially unique as they contain no spirits, just wine (Photo credit Scott Roeben).
The cocktail menu, available only during dinner service, includes the $50 Grandiose, a model of Vegas decadence found exclusively at Caesars Palace. Paul Goerg champagne and Chateau Nairac Deuxieme Crus share a glass with the essential oils from a white truffle, garnished with a dehydrated lemon, caviar, an edible flower and gold flake. Apart from the Grandiose, all cocktails on the menu are available for only $8 every Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Additional highlights of the menu include:
- Poire Chaude (Hot Pear): A mélange of Ecco Domani moscato and pear cider, Berkley has added some heat to this light cocktail with a cayenne pepper and sea salt rim along with a pear slice and edible flower garnish.
- Mojito Rouge (Red Mojito): A twist on the classic drink, Berkley uses muddled mint and lime to add a new dimension to a Louis M. Martini cabernet sauvignon, with agave nectar and soda, all garnished with a lime, mint sprig and a sugar cane.
- Le Classecco (The Classic Prosecco): Lamarca prosecco is reminded of its Italian heritage with drops of balsamic, garnished with a hibiscus flower and an orange twist.
Pair one of these extravagant cocktails with the new steak frites, a New York strip steak topped with housemade beurre maitre’d hotel butter sauce and served with French fries, available during dinner service for $25.
Payard Patisserie & Bistro is designed to evoke thoughts of a classic Parisian pastry shop. Rich and vibrant colors dominate the space as hand-crafted woodwork, crystal, blown glass and leather banquettes complete the restaurant’s elegant feel. Payard offers guests three distinct experiences, including a chocolate shop, a pastry shop with made-to-order crepes, and an intimate full-service dining room. Dining room hours are 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. The walk-up counter and retail area is open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 702.731.7292.