Mulberry Project

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Bartender Jeremy Strawn of Mulberry Project - New York, NY

149 Mulberry Street
New York, NY 10013
(646) 448-4536
www.mulberryproject.com
Hours: Mon-Tue, Sun 6pm-2am; Wed-Sat 6pm-4am

In the midst of Little Italy’s never-ending food circus of gelato peddlers, clustered al fresco tables, and street carts strewn with huge hunks of nougat, an unmarked stairway leads down to a hip cocktail lounge. This is the titular “project” of Mulberry Project, a dimly lit den of reds and glass and mildly disturbing artwork where imbibers can order bespoke cocktails courtesy of head bartender and “Project” partner Jeremy Strawn. Strawn is a fast-talker, especially when he’s excited, but give him—or your waiter—a spirit and a flavor profile (or pick from the daily chalkboard of ingredients) and you’re about 99.9 percent likely to love what you’re served. The same holds true for Chef Mike Camplin’s menu, which somehow fits a huge amount of seasonal sophistication onto small plates. Sit outside on the back deck for a calmer kind of Mulberry Street al fresco. (The clown-wary should avoid facing opposite a startling, but impressive, back patio mural.)

Recommended Dishes:
  • Bespoke FDR: Tito’s Vodka, Plymouth Gin, Olive Juice, Cucumber, Chipotle, Brine, Lemon Juice, and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • The Summer Hemingway: White Rum, Luxardo, Fernet Branca, Lime Juice, and Grapefruit Juice

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