JM Group President and Owner Jack Morrison, and Executive Chef Christian Graciano recently previewed Witherspoon Grill‘s new Cocktail Hour Menu. It runs Monday – Friday, 3:00 – 6:00 PM, and the special menu is only available at the bar.
The bar snacks and drinks that were offered to a select few to sample before the official launch during Communiversity. Two of the menu items are vegetarian (but not vegan), and four out of six are gluten-free, so they are conscientious about their customer’s dietary restrictions.
Bar Snacks – All items are priced between $3 – $6
- Duck Fat Potatoes – Sliced cooked potatoes pan-fried in duck fat, served with black garlic sour cream. These are totally decadent.
- Warm Pub Pretzel – A warm soft pretzel log, baked with butter, served with whole grain mustard with Irish whisky. The pretzels are deliciously comforting.
- Shrimp Ceviche Taco – Shrimp ceviche served with sliced grape tomatoes and micro greens on a mini corn tortilla. These remind me of Mexico. Simple, yet so flavorful.
- Nueske Bacon – ¼ inch thick strip soft-cooked bacon served in a maple chipotle syrup. Call me odd since I don’t eat bacon, but I heard they had a nice sweet and spicy flavor.
- Cheese Dip Duo – Toasted baguette slices served with a sun-dried cream cheese and a pesto goat cheese. Both were flavorful.
- Lamb Lollipops – Two New Zealand rib chop lamb chops served with blackberry mint jam, and yogurt with feta. I also don’t eat lamb, but was told the meat was succulent. I did like the yogurt and feta dip.
- $3 draft beers, featuring Yuengling, Amstel Light and Stella Artois
- $5 wine by the glass/$10 carafes, offering Soave, Tavernello, Italy 2013 and Red Blend, Esteva, Portugal 2013
- $5 Sangria by the glass, Mojitas and Dark & Stormy cocktails
If you are looking for a place to meet with friends or colleagues late afternoon or early evening, Witherspoon Grill offers a nice ambiance and more upscale, substantial hors d’oeuvres. This spot is appropriate for a date or business, and there is a jazz band playing on Tuesdays. The pricing is amazing, and will allow you to buy a round of drinks.
Notice that they call this a Cocktail Hour and not a Happy Hour. The former has positive connotations of premium drinks and quality hors d’oeuvres. I applaud them for their choice of words and menu.
The Cocktail Hour menu is not extensive, but still offers a good selection of food and beverages. Witherspoon Grill provides all of the ingredients for a fun, public cocktail party… just add friends.