The ides of March may be upon us, but we have the perfect escape in Highstreet Hospitality Group’s upscale, classic pub, Playwright. An inviting mix of booths, tables and a magnificent bar provide the perfect euro-centric setting for enjoying a cold sip and a warm taste. You will want to linger longer in this treasure of a pub, taking a break from a long winter’s day. It really is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Renowned chef, Adam Cooke, has created and tweaked a menu that is off-the-charts mouthwatering. From the corned beef brisket croquettes to the lamb and guiness pie, there is something for everyone. By the way…we highly recommend the scotch egg (a taste thrill if there ever was one!)
The Stokers Mule is the ideal beverage to stoke the fire and warm the body right up. Playwright puts its Irish twist on the classic mule with a perfect balance of Irish whiskey, bitters, “2 gingers” ginger beer and an orange slice (a touch of vitamin C to keep the sniffles at bay).
If you haven’t noticed, gin is making a comeback…something we don’t mind one bit! This particular concoction puts an Irish slant on the typical gin and tonic with its color…green, of course! Made with Hendricks gin, Jack Rudy tonic, and a cucumber garnish, it’s crisp, fresh, and just what the doctor ordered to cure the winter doldrums.
While Playwright’s dessert menu is swoon-worthy (“Cast Iron Irish Oatmeal Chocolate Cookie”…shut the front door!!), we can be quite happy with a cocktail as the final course (‘cause cocktailin’ is what we do). The “Kilkenny’s Revival” fits the bill perfectly with coconut vodka, Baileys, amaretto, Frangelico, and a cinnamon-maple sugar rim. Sweet!
As if Playwright didn’t already have enough to offer, we would be remiss to not mention three more bits of interest. First, the “Library”…a private whiskey room…is the perfect spot for an intimidate whiskey tasting (their whiskey menu is epic) or a private party for wining and dining. Second, the folks here are in-tune with the theater crowd. They know the importance of making it to the play on time (Shakespeare would be proud). Finally, “Sunday, Bloody Sunday” takes on a whole new meaning with the “Irish Rebel” (a bacon-laced bloody mary)…one of the stars of Playwright’s Sunday brunch. If you aren’t Irish, you will want to be by the time you’ve finished here, folks.
Erin go Braugh!