Where the magic happens
The selection includes: a Beekman blaak 1802 sheep's cheese, a Hudson red cow's milk, an Old Chatham Blue, Mt. Vikos feta, Clothbound cheddar, and a Colabro ricotta that is delish with some honeycomb on a piece of bread.
All of the cheeses disappeared off our plates pretty quickly, but if pressed to choose sides, we'd say that the cheddar--nutty and sharp--and the creamy ricotta were our absolute favorites.
They're best washed down with one of the bar's signature cocktails. But more on those next week. Let's just sit for a moment and savor the power of the cheese...
The bar downstairs opens at 5 p.m. and no reservations are required. (When we were there, there was a healthy crowd and buzz going by 8 p.m., but there were still seats available and there was not one sign of a pretentious scene.)
[HotelChatter; Melissa Hom/Courtesy Andaz 5th Ave ]