New York City’s Carbone unveiled its table side service with captains wearing Zac Posen-designed tuxes on Monday, bringing the Golden Age of Las Vegas dining to Aria. That exuberance for the classics extends to the cocktail program.
Sample vintage rums after a decadent Italian dinner by picking sips from Carbone’s rum cart. Keeping with the table side service theme here, the cart rolls up after dessert with rare rums such as Black Tot British Royal Naval Rum, which was the last rum ration ever issued aboard ships of the British Royal Navy or the Appleton 50-year rum, created when Jamaica hand-selected its best barrels to age for five decades.
Too rich for your blood? Order a classic cocktail. Try the Mai Tai made with an almond syrup "orgeat" developed specifically for Carbone’s Mai Tai recipe, as well as The Stinger that take a nontraditional approach with vanilla-infused maple syrup and muddled mint to balance with the Armagnac base.
If wine is more your speed, Carbone carries 550 labels from Italy, America and France. Some vintages date back as far as 1929.
Below, the entire cocktail menu.