Food For Thought — August 9, 2016 at 1:31 pm

Gallow Green Rolls Out Shakespearean Cocktails + New Pizzas!

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Perched atop the McKittrick Hotel that is best known for housing the theatrical production Sleep No More is a hidden gem called Gallow Green. Fauna and flora drape themselves across refurbished wooden beams, creating an air of rustic warmth that is not especially common in this part of the city.

Executive Chef Pascal Leseach’s new menu features innovative pizzas and appetizers meant for sharing. The updated cocktail list is excellent, each drink better than the next, and ties in nicely to the Shakespearean theme enacted in the theatre below.

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Here’s what we loved off of the new menu:

Charcuterie Board

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It seems silly to place a charcuterie board on your favorites list, but this was done so well that it’s worth mentioning. Thick slices of proscuitto, funky foie gras mousse, and a saucisson salami paired with toast points was an awesome way to kick start the meal.

Lamb Meatballs

lamb meatballs

While I usually prefer my meatballs to have a bit of a crispy outer layer, the flavor on these bad boys is superb. A must order, especially if you’re there with a group.

Squash Blossoms

squash blossoms w crab

Fried squash flowers stuffed with jumbo lump crab meat. Do I need to say any more?

Margerita Pizza

You can’t beat a good Margherita pizza, and this one does the trick: fiore de latte mozzarella, tomato and basil, all come together for a simple, delicious classic.

Tunisian Pizza

Off the beaten path, this exotic pie featured merguez sausage, eggplant, and feta cheese, easily making it our favorite of the evening.

lobster roll

To drink: Honestly, all four cocktails were superb, but my personal preferences lead me to favor the below:

A Rose by Any Other Name

Michter’s Rye, rooibos and rosehip tea, and fresh lemon made this my favorite drink of the evening. If you’re a brown liquor drinker, this is a light refreshing take on your favorite drank.

Something Wicked

something wicked

Corralejo tequila with fresh pineapple, piri piri, and tamarind infused agave made this drink a spicy, flavorful drink that you can enjoy again and again (especially in one sitting!). Piri piri is an African bird eye chili, so this one does have a kick to it, but it’s well worth the initial shock factor.

Twisted Talk: Have you been to Gallow Green before? What’s your favorite rooftop in the city? Discuss below!

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