Name of Establishment: Mas (farmhouse)
Location: 39 Downing St, New York, NY 10014
Order: Vanilla Old Fashioned (off the drink menu)
Comments: This establishment, similar to the Gramercy Tavern, is the perfect drinking experience. I started with a traditional Sazerac with Old Overholt. The bartender took his time to expertly prepare this multi-step cocktail as you would for a friend. Later, I ordered the Old Fashioned. Large glass, lots of ice, with no fruit — instead he used ground vanilla bean which can be seen in the photo. While not my favorite mix, I appreciated the experimentation. We chatted about technique and Banana Jamesons. Cocktails were well priced and the food was excellent.