February 1, 2005

Barocho mojito

Time now for our bartender-of-the-month citation. Kudos to Sarah Forbes at Barocho for her carefully made mojito. Baccardi rum, muddles limes, sweet & sour mix, soda, and a large handful of fresh mint leaves.

Barocho mojito w Sarah Forbes.jpg Barocho wine list 2.jpg

It's a friendly space, that bar at bARoChO [their spelling]. Relaxed, unhassled.

Glamor chef Rachel Ray was on one TV, making arugula salad, while the Sonics were dribbling away on another. In a waiting area adjacent to the bar, on a red leather banquette, sat a Weimaraner named Jack. Jack's owner was at the bar, drinking a Stella.

The house dog is a chocolate Labrador retriever named Mocha whose countenance graces the cover of the ambitious wine list: 18 vintages of Grgich Hills, for example, and several magnums of Stag's Leap cabernet.

The same owners have the wine & gourmet shop next door called Epicure West. Nice.

Posted by Ronald Holden at February 1, 2005 4:36 PM