The AviaryIt is no secret I am very good at drinking. Everyone knows me for being the girl who always sticks to “Vodka and Water” to avoid hangovers and keep a slimmer figure. Howeeeever, during my recent trip to Chicago, a very good friend of mine took me to a REALLY COOL drinks place; The Aviary. The Aviary is set up like a restaurant, where one needs reservations to have a table, and there is a glassed kitchen area where everyone can watch the “chefs” make all their preparation, except there is
However, these are no Vodka-waters. These drinks are perfected and imagined from all around the world inspirations and gathered into an extensive 8 page menu. One can even get a 3 course “meal” and chose their service according to their own palate. Tradition and innovation combine fresh herbs, fruits, spices, and various flavors to create a DRINK. My first drink came with snow in it and I had to use a sugar cane stirrer to combine all the ingredients with the vodka – it’s the one on the right on the picture below. My second drink came in a cylinder shaped small aquarium and had the most ingredients I have ever seen a concoction bathe in – the one on the left on the picture. Other people with me had infused warm drinks, world’s best tasting daquiris, and there even was one with all cotton-candy on top that the mixologist melted in front of you while pouring the liquor on top of it.
Honestly, this was probably my favourite restaurant, ever.
I STRONGLY suggest you visiting the Aviary if you visit Chicago… but don’t forget to make a reservation. These people are not kidding.