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Fancy Cocktail News
Refined lounge to open in Dallas' West Village with star behind the bar
There's a swanky new bar and tasting restaurant coming to the West Village: Called Colette, it will open in the former Pok the Raw Bar space at 3699 McKinney Ave. #306, with a seasonal menu of signature cocktails and small tastings.
The concept is from Brandon Cohanim, (Pok, Namo), who has partnered with Ruben Rolon, who previously served as head bartender at L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon Miami and Le Jardiniere Miami where he was awarded the 2022 Florida Exceptional Cocktails Award by the inaugural Michelin Guide Miami.
Their vision: an intimate space, an artisan aperitif destination offering a sophisticated and upscale experience that pulls inspiration from the bar and food culture of Europe.
According to a release, it'll open later this year.
Dishes could be an exquisite croissant savored during a morning stroll in Paris or a prosciutto and melon appetizer enjoyed in the streets of Parma.
Furnishings will be top-notch, from bespoke glassware to custom marble tabletops and designed floors.
The bar will focus on European spirits, with a "science-forward" cocktail process that includes ingredient preservation, fermentation, and clarification, as well as creating in-house chartreuse, vermouth, and bitters to accompany select spirits.
“Colette will be an establishment for a quality crafted cocktail that leaves guest nostalgic and fondly looking back on their experience,” says Rolon. “An ever-rotating menu will mean something new upon every visit and provide a sense of whimsy & wonder, like that of travels. While a destination can be visited multiple times each trip holds something new to be explored and we are delighted to offer guests this journey brought tableside.”