1760 has been a destination for food, cocktails and wine since opening in 2013. Wine director Gianpaolo Paterlini follows in the tradition of his father, Giancarlo, of legendary Italian fine dining great Acquerello, just up the road. He’s made 1760 a wine industry destination for its thoughtful selection of wines, heavy on bottles from France, Italy, Spain, Austria and Germany. But Christopher Longoria’s garden-driven cocktails are equally destination-worthy, showcasing the food or shining on their own.
THE DRINK TO DRINK: One of Longoria’s long time greats is the Basil-Mezcal Sour, showing off mezcal’s smoke subtly with makrut lime and egg white, or in his bourbon cocktail with garam masala spices, orange, thyme and toasted cardamom.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Industry folk love Grower Champagne Mondays. Bonus: Gifted executive chef Carl Foronda draws influence from his Filipino heritage in dishes like a minimalist pork sisig with bits of pig, sieved egg, heirloom tomatoes and ginger aioli.