Cocktails and Small Bites the Kybecca Way

Kybecca is one of my favorite places to go for cocktails and appetizers with friends or for a date night out with my husband.

With much to enjoy  – the atmosphere, the craft bar, the patio, the food, the drinks – it is a local dining experience.

They stick to what they do well and believe:

“At kybecca craft is our abiding principle. We are passionate about the handmade,
small producer and skilled craftsman.” – Kybecca

Spring Cocktails

This Spring co-owner Matt Thomas and the professional bartenders at Kybecca created some stellar cocktails that my husband and I recently enjoyed along with a few of their starters and “shareables.”

I asked Kendra Thompson, the General Manager, what goes into creating the specialty cocktails –

“We focus in on the balance of the menu. Having offerings that suit all tastes while keeping a fun yet serious approach is always at the forefront of our mind.
A nod to the classics while getting to be playful and at times whimsical is what stands out to us whether we are inventing new cocktails, tweaking old recipes or simply putting one of our favorite classic cocktails on the list!”

Photo by Mike Lesnick Photo

If you have not taken time to sit at the bar and watch the bartenders perfect their craft you are missing out. Each drink is a masterpiece of spirits and they always ensure each cocktail is mixed irreprochably as if their names were on the drink they made.

From the Fairview made with locally distilled Bowman Bourbon to the El Diablo created with tequila, ancho reyes chili liqueur, the Spring Cocktail menu has a array of different drinks to be enjoyed.

Two photos on ends by Rebecca Thomas and center photo by Mike Lesnick Photo

Seeing that we were enjoying a rare evening out with our parents, my husband and I decided to take a walk down memory lane to our Mexican Riveria vacation last year when we ordered the Three Dots & A Dash and the Painkiller.

Each plantation pineapple and papa pilar blond rum sip reminded us of being on the Playa Mujeres beach with our favorite bartender, Rosalinda, bringing us enchanting concoctions.

Small Bites

Add some good eats to the outstanding cocktails and you are in for a treat especially when knowing that Kybecca was the 2016 Virginia is For Lovers Culinary Challenge Small Bites Category Winner.

The Pimento Fritters have the perfect proportion of crunch on the outside and warm, creamy cheddar cheese on the inside.

The show stopper for my husband and I are the double fried Kybecca Frites – seriously amazing. The Frites are lightly coated in garlic oil, sea salt and cilantro served with cilantro aioli – a perfect shareable dish where using your hands is totally acceptable.

The other “must haves”  in my opinion are the Local Artisanal Cheeses and the Lobster Spring Rolls.

The date jam that accompanies the four cheeses is made in-house and is way too good to leave any behind.

And despite the fact that I was stuffed, I wanted more of the crispy lobster filled ricotta and leek Lobster Spring Rolls – but I held back.

Leave us a comment below and let us know –
what is your favorite Spring Cocktail from Kybecca?
Or if you haven’t been, let me know – I’ll meet you there!

 

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