Today’s dining culture is all about the mash-up, or the hybrid fusion of cuisines and at local restaurant Edge homage is paid to both French and Asian cookery. Its menu reads like a greatest hits of both cuisines offering dishes like duck confit and chicken curry.
Not to be overshadowed by the fare, the cocktails here are not to be missed, especially the newly crafted bourbon-based hit Spin on the Old, a take on the classic Old-Fashioned. A mélange of bourbon, pomegranate juice, orange bitters and garnished with chartreuse-soaked cherries and a caramelized orange wheel, it is the most popular libation among male patrons according to bar manager Jesse Dech—a fact he owes to the drink’s savory and herbal nature. Make no mistake, this is machismo at its best and is a real man’s man bevvy.
“It’s not at all sweet and the bit of smokiness from the brûleéd orange we add really appeals to guys.”
The highly-acclaimed cocktail was intended to be a cool-weather drink, but given the fact that it has become the bar’s most requested tipple, Dech promises that it will remain a staple proving that everything old is new again.
74 W. Broad St., Bethlehem | 610.814.0100 | edgerestaurant.net