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Historic Kate Mantilini Gets Cocktail Menu Update in Honor of 25th Anniversary
Historic Kate Mantilini in Beverly Hills is getting a revamp in honor of their 25th anniversary, and the makeover's main highlight is the bar. The new program is being overseen by Devon Espinosa, formerly of Pour Vous and the Tasting Kitchen, both of whose programs we adore.
Over at Mantilini, Espinosa is crafting drinks that nod to the restaurant's regulars as well as old Hollywood. The classic cocktails run $12, and they're inspired by the establishment's storied past and its founders' Hollywood legacy.
One example of this is the Table 24, pictured above, made with Dewar's white label, St. Germaine, ginger, honey and blackberries. The drink is named after the table at Mantilini's where Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino were filmed together for the first time in the film "Heat."
Another drink that sounds particularly good for a cold night like tonight is the winter julep, made with Applejack brandy, simple syrup, mulled apple cider, and mint.
Cheers to the weekend and to old Hollywood becoming new again.