Back in February, word got out that the space that housed Country Grill in the Carlton Hotel would become Millesime, a French-inspired seafood restaurant. UrbanDaddy reports that the salon portion will open tonight and has the list of $15 artisan cocktails to prove it. Were not sure whats artisan about making a proper French 75, but hey, at least a portion of the Night & Days proceeds go to charity you cant say that about all pricey hotel cocktails. And also, the drinks have time-traveling capabilities: Seven hard shakes with a cocktail shaker and youre transported back to the splendor of Broadway, Tin Pan Alley and [other historical references picked out of a hat]. Thought you were sick of pork belly? Well, this place has pork-belly lollipops! Plus spiced crispy bacon and some misspelled French items (were assuming by tartar they mean tartare and not tooth buildup click through to UrbanDaddy to spot the other gaffes and ask yourself whether its appropriate that theres a Train Wreck cocktail on the drink list). Also, theres a piano.
Salon Millesime, 92 Madison Ave., nr. 29th Street; 212-889-7100