|The Sidecar in all its glory. Perfectly boozy with just enough lemon.|
I’ll reiterate the title: I finally have a reason to actually want to spend time in Westport.
I owe this epiphany all to a place tucked into a small shopping center along Main Street, LUXE Modern Wine & Cocktails.
If you’re scratching your head wondering, “LUXE? Why now and not before?” Well, LUXE is now operating with a new owner in Dave Morton who brought in some dudes with serious bar cred in the area. Manning the bar at the new LUXE will be Adam Patrick (Walrus + Carpenter fans?!), Christopher Lubrano, and Jeff Marron of Saugatuck Grain & Grape.
|I took the photo, my friend Sally filtered it on Instagram. Here’s your half photo credit, Sally.|
|And now she gets a full photo credit. So you made Food Dudes, how do you feel?!|
LUXE has a fine wine selection, a few craft beers, but what appeals to me is their hand crafted cocktails. You will be hard pressed to find modern spins on classic cocktails as good as what these guys are muddling and mixing behind the bar. A few of the classics they’ll be serving up… the famed Vesper Martini, Negroni, Old Fashioned, Sazerac, and one of my personal favorites, the Sidecar. Even if YOUR drink of choice is not on the menu, I have an enormous amount of faith that these guys can whip it up if you ask.
LUXE will also host a Happy Hour, Monday – Saturday from 5 – 7 p.m. with half price bottles of wine, bottled beers, and select cocktails. In addition you can expect food as they already has a few snacks on the menu like cheese plates and such but they will eventually feature an expanded menu focusing on a farm-to-table concept.
I’m already excited to see what this cool cocktail bar (yeah, I know they have wine) can offer up in the coming months in terms of food but for now, I’m all about the cocktails and for giving me a reason to spend time in THAT rich town next to Norwalk.
LUXE Modern Wine & Cocktails
194 Main Street
Westport, CT 06880