Sri Lankan Pairing Dinner

By Jonathan Laurel March 28, 2019 Cocktails Events Food

On Thursday, April 11, West Main Crafting Co. will be presenting a pairing menu with guest chef Samantha Fore, of Tuk Tuk Sri Lankan Bites. This dinner will be wholly unique in Sam’s oeuvre (and ours), and we wanted to put a little more information out about it to get everyone excited. This, of course, is why we have a website where we can post all the words. Sam has been a friend of our… Read More

Historical Flight: George J. Kappeler

By Jonathan Laurel March 22, 2019 Cocktails

Our next historical cocktail flight is inspired by none other than the cocktail titan of late 19th century, George Kappeler. Serving as head barman at the Holland House Hotel, George J. Kappeler became one of the most famous bartenders of New York, and of the Golden Age in general. Kappeler seems to have had a knack for garnering media attention to his person and his craft, so it makes that sense his magnum opus, Modern… Read More

Spring Food Menu

By Jonathan Laurel March 20, 2019 Food

In case you weren’t counting down the days like we were, Spring is finally here, and so is Chef Greg’s new Spring food menu! As Gregory continues to grow here at West Main, the way we think about our food menu grows as well. Our new Spring menu features both an extended Shareable section—for those who are looking for hors d’oeuvres in lieu of dinner, or for a healthy first course selection—and an extended Entree… Read More

New Desserts | March, 2019

By Jonathan Laurel March 11, 2019 Food

We’ve a new Dessert Menu to present to everyone from our pastry chef, Miriam Martinez Prisciliano! Of course, we’re super hyped that Miriam has been selected to participate in the LEE Initiative’s 2019 Women Chefs Initiative, and the fact that the announcement happened to coincide with our new menu just compounds our excitement. The Cookies & Cream dessert for the March menu jumps from the ice cream sandwich format of February to a ridiculous… Read More

Historical Flight: Hugo Ensslin

By Jonathan Laurel February 26, 2019 Cocktails

We’re kicking off a new program at West Main that will highlight historically significant cocktail books, bartenders, and beverages, and the debut special honors the lesser-sung twentieth century cocktail hero Hugo Ensslin. Published in 1917, Hugo Ensslin’s book Recipes for Mixed Drinks is an invaluable time capsule containing important information about what Americans were drinking on the eve of Prohibition. Ensslin’s low historical profile is partially due to his low key presence in New York,… Read More