THE KATHARINE BRASSERIE & BAR – INTRODUCES NEW BAR MENU & LEAD BARTENDER
Winston-Salem, NC (June 7, 2018) – With the arrival of the Summer season, The Katharine celebrates its multi-faceted bar program and refurbished patio with the introduction of executive chef Adam Barnett’s first specialty bar menu, the appointment of Levi Fryer as its new lead bartender, and unveils a revamped, extensive craft cocktail program.
Bar Menu Launch Party: Tuesday, June 12th, 2018
Chef Barnett, who offers classic French brasserie dishes in the dining room, now reveals a smart bar menu to complement The Katharine’s bustling bar scene, available every evening. A hearty Lobster Roll ($15) on brioche bun, made with a fennel and celery root remoulade, and crispy chicken wings, or ‘L’Ailes de Poulet’ ($12), confit’d and served with Barnett’s smoked onion “ranch” and Zo’s Hot Sauce, are joined by current favorites such as the house-ground Brasserie Burger ($17) made with Joyce Farms beef and raclette cheese, and the Truffle Frites ($8) and brown butter-Spiced Nuts ($8).
The new bar menu serves as an open invitation to make The Katharine’s Bar a go-to, for any occasion. “French brasseries are known for the welcoming restaurant and bar experience they offer guests on all occasions,” explained Chef Barnett. “We want to be that for Winston-Salem locals, and not only as part of an upscale and formal dining experience,” Barnett explained. “Whether you’re stopping in after work or planning an entire evening out, our new bar menu and festive outdoor patio provide an approachable and casual way to enjoy this iconic setting, indoors and out.” (The Katharine’s regular dinner menu is also available in the bar and patio at all times.)
The Katharine’s renovated outdoor patio extends the comfortable bar experience just in time for the summer season. New oversized umbrellas, foliage and a garage door, creating an open-air setting and unique indoor-outdoor bar, coupled by state state-of-the-art noise reduction improvements throughout the bar and restaurant, lend to a lively and summery al fresco bar setting for indulging in libations and modestly-priced bar plates on the new bar menu. Music and games are also contributing to the festive setting. Guests may enjoy Jenga, a life-size Connect Four, and music regularly. The Katharine will host DJ SK every second and fourth Saturday of the summer, bluesy musician Andrew Lazare for Thursday evenings, and continues to host The Epiphany Project for its spirited Saturday and Sunday Jazz Brunch.
The Katharine’s cocktail program – featuring originals, classics and infusions – is now stronger than ever, led by Winston-Salem native Levi Fryer. One of the area’s most skilled bartenders, Fryer honed his skills at Tate’s Craft Cocktails and Small Batch Beer Co before beginning with The Katharine in 2017, and his promotion this May. His deep experience with craft cocktails and affable personality made him a natural choice for promotion and a valuable addition to The Katharine’s leadership team. In addition to creating and executing the cocktail program – including house-made infusions as in the Cucumber Martini, Pineapple Daiquiri, Strawberry Gin Fizz and Habanero Margarita – Fryer also trains The Katharine’s bar team and lends his expertise to cocktail and beer pairings. The Rosemary Snazzy, featuring Rittenhouse Rye, Mekow Cognac, Lucid Absinthe and Rosemary, is one of his personal favorites, among The Katharine’s original cocktails.
On Tuesday, June 12th, guests are invited to visit for the opening night of the new bar menu. DJ SK will be spinning tunes from 5pm until 10pm, while guests enjoy Chef Barnett’s new bar menu and The Katharine’s summer cocktail menu, against the backdrop of a Winston-Salem sunset.
Don’t miss Negroni Week at The Katharine Brasserie & Bar this week! In partnership with Imbibe Magazine, The Katharine is offering a Negroni cocktail menu featuring four creative Negroni-style cocktails. One dollar for every sale will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
The Medici, $13
Sutler’s Gin, Aperol, Lillet Rose
La Soportar, $13
Sombra Mezcal, Campari, Carpano Antica, Chocolate Bitters
The 707, $13
Uncle Val’s Botanical Gin, Campari, Lemon, Lillet Rogue, Champagne
La Famiglia, $15
Uncle Val’s Botanical Gin, Campari, Averna Amaro Quinta Rosa Port
And make plans now for Father’s Day at The Katharine! Visit June 17th for the Father’s Day Jazz Brunch, or in the evening for Chef Adam Barnett’s backyard barbecue specials, grilled outdoors on the patio. In the evening, enjoy the tunes of DJ SK and tap into a variety of recently released North Carolina beers.
About Chef Adam Barnett
Chef Adam Barnett, a native of Columbus, Ohio, attended the New England Culinary Institute and began his culinary career in traditional French bistro and brasserie kitchens. Barnett is known for his fresh, modern approach to classic French cuisine, following work with renowned Washington, DC restaurants such as West End Bistro by Eric Ripert at the Ritz Carlton, Eventide Restaurant/OddBar Lounge in Arlington, and Poste Brasserie. Barnett’s culinary pedigree also includes training alongside Chef Patrick O’Connell at The Inn at Little Washington in Virginia and at Sierra Mar at the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California. Prior to The Katharine, Barnett was the Executive Chef at Lyon Hall in Arlington, a bustling restaurant in the Clarendon neighborhood, serving a classic French brasserie menu. Chef Barnett joined The Katharine as Executive Chef in June 2017 and has reinvigorated it with timeless French brasserie fare celebrating locally grown foods and modern technique.
The Katharine Brasserie & Bar
The Katharine Brasserie & Bar – a traditional French brasserie – is located at 51 East Fourth Street in Winston-Salem, NC. With a brasserie design and modern polish, The Katharine celebrates each season and local artisans and products through classic brasserie favorites, as well as a strong craft cocktail and beer program, and extensive wine list. For more information or to make a reservation, visit katharinebrasserie.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (336) 761-0203. Follow The Katharine Brasserie and Bar on Facebook and @KatharineBrasserie on Instagram.
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