Here are three spots to get your fancy fizz on.
BISTRO AGNES, PORTLAND, OREGON
At Bistro Agnes, James Beard Award– winning chefs Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton offer the
Cavalier King Charlie, with dry gin, lemon juice, blue pea flower tea, tonic water, and a foam topping made from elderflower liqueur, Versawhip (a soy protein), and sparkling wine that has lost a bit of fizz. bistroagnes.com
THE LOVE, PHILADELPHIA
Restaurateurs Stephen Starr and Aimee Olexy’s latest Philadelphia destination is this homey, exposedbrick restaurant designed by Roman and Williams. Drop in at the bar to try the Dear Prudence cocktail: De Perrière Blanc de Blancs Brut together with Sipsmith gin, Drambuie, and fresh grapefruit juice—stirred, not shaken. theloverestaurant.com
CDP BAR, OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA
At CDP, chef James Syhabout and former beverage director Thomas Smith created the Oakland ’09 in honor of the opening date of Commis, Syhabout’s restaurant next door. In it, Camus cognac, lemon, chamomile, Pineau des Charentes, and brut Champagne are shaken, strained into a glass, and garnished with chrysanthemum petals. commisrestaurant.com