Happy Saturday Edition!

For this weeks installment of Happy Saturday I am once again turning away from the beer to focus on another new cocktail I enjoyed recently the

This comes from the newly opened Scottish bar and restaurant the Highland, which is located in Greenwich Village right on a quiet corner between Waverly and West 10th Street. The restaurant has huge windows in the front great for people watching and a sleek yet rustic décor.

We got two seats at the bar Saturday night and the bartender immediately gave us a warm greeting like we were long lost friends. For my drink I ordered the Pear Martini.

Okay it was pretty dark in here so sorry if it’s a little shadowy. My cocktail was a little bit more tart than most Pear Martini’s I’ve had but I enjoyed the flavor and appreciated the bartender checking to make sure it was too my liking.

Mr. T ordered a BrewDog IPA which came out looking more like a Hefeweisen with a cloudy yellow glow. It actually tasted like a Hefeweisen at first too with only a brief hoppy bite at the end that assured us that it was in fact an IPA.

We ended up getting an appetizer to share of Foie Gras and Beef Terrine. I thought the terrine was fantastic. Usually foie gras is a little too rich for me but the balance of this dish was remarkable. They included some toasted hazelnuts into the spread and that really gave it a smoother, smokier taste.

Overall we both loved the Highland. The staff were beyond friendly, the space was comfy and the little food and drink we had was delicious.

Highlands Website