Saratoga Springs’ Finest Restaurants Pair Up Their Sexiest Cocktails And Culinary Offerings

'saratoga living' asked Spa City favorites, such as Osteria Danny and The Mouzon House, to be foodie matchmakers. Here's what they came up with.

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Saratoga Springs’ Finest Restaurants Pair Up Their Sexiest Cocktails And Culinary Offerings

'saratoga living' asked Spa City favorites, such as Osteria Danny and The Mouzon House, to be foodie matchmakers. Here's what they came up with.

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OSTERIA DANNY | Food: Grilled pork belly served with grilled peach in an agrodolce demi-glace, with micro greens | Drink: Palermo Old-Fashioned [Saratoga Bourbon, Caffè Amaro, an Amarena cherry and blood orange juice](Terri-Lynn Pellegri)

Saratoga Springs’ Finest Restaurants Pair Up Their Sexiest Cocktails And Culinary Offerings

'saratoga living' asked Spa City favorites, such as Osteria Danny and The Mouzon House, to be foodie matchmakers. Here's what they came up with.

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DUO MODERN JAPANESE CUISINE & HIBACHI - Food: Yellowtail Jalapeño [Yellowtail tuna with a myrtle berry in a Yuzu truffle soy vinaigrette] Drink: Rose Kiss [Malibu rum, lychee juice, champagne and strawberry mix](Terri-Lynn Pellegri)

Saratoga Springs’ Finest Restaurants Pair Up Their Sexiest Cocktails And Culinary Offerings

'saratoga living' asked Spa City favorites, such as Osteria Danny and The Mouzon House, to be foodie matchmakers. Here's what they came up with.

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THE MOUZON HOUSE - Food: Mouzon Buddha Bowl [with jasmine rice, fried chickpeas, cherry tomatoes, avocado, eggs and seasonal vegetables in a lemon-herb dressing, topped with toasted sesame seeds] | Drink: Mouzon-Rita [tequila, beet and jalapeño-infused agave, fresh lemon and lime, served on the rocks](Terri-Lynn Pellegri)

Saratoga Springs’ Finest Restaurants Pair Up Their Sexiest Cocktails And Culinary Offerings

'saratoga living' asked Spa City favorites, such as Osteria Danny and The Mouzon House, to be foodie matchmakers. Here's what they came up with.

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FISH AT 30 LAKE - Food: Lobster pierogies [potato, cheddar and green onion dumpling with lemon and cracked pepper sour cream] | Drink: Blueberry Cucumber Moscow Mule [Tito’s Vodka, blueberry cucumber simple syrup, ginger beer and lime juice](Terri-Lynn Pellegri)

Saratoga Springs’ Finest Restaurants Pair Up Their Sexiest Cocktails And Culinary Offerings

'saratoga living' asked Spa City favorites, such as Osteria Danny and The Mouzon House, to be foodie matchmakers. Here's what they came up with.

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HATTIE'S RESTAURANT - Food: Dixie Chicken Schnitzel with green tomato and red pepper chow chow | Drink: Back Porch Lemonade [Stolichnaya Razberi vodka and Hattie’s house-made lemonade](Terri-Lynn Pellegri)

Don’t get me wrong: I love Saratoga Race Course as much as the next person. I love a night at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center and walks through the Saratoga Spa State Park. I even love learning about the city’s rich history, despite my indifference to high school social studies class. But the one thing—no, make that two things—that brought me to Saratoga full time (besides saratoga living) are: (1) the food and (2) the drinks. Whenever I have friends visit, the first thing they say about my adopted city is that they can’t believe how many bars and restaurants there are in such a concentrated area. From my apartment Downtown, I can get to no fewer than two dozen top-notch restaurants and bars by foot in less than ten minutes.

To celebrate our city’s can-eat attitude (where else could a mere 26,000 people support so many culinary spots year-round?), saratoga living wanted to highlight food-and-cocktail pairings from a few of our favorite restaurants.

But we’re not in the Napa Valley or living among the rolling vineyards of Sicily. While we may enjoy a nice Merlot from time to time, Saratoga is booze country. And delicious foods, we’ve learned, pair just as well with the hard stuff as they do with an oaky Cab.

So raise your glasses—and your forks—to these food-and-drink pairings from some of Saratoga’s finest restaurants. The hunger (and thirst) is real. Check out the results in the gallery above…and when you’re done licking your lips, I’d suggest adding in the more “traditional” pairing below. —Natalie Moore, with additional food-pairing reporting done by Terri-Lynn Pellegri

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OK, sure, we love a frothy brew as much as we do a delicious cocktail. I mean, who doesn’t? And we all know one of the best places in town for killer grub and a cold beer is Saratoga’s own Druthers Brewing Company. So we asked them to pair a perfect pint-and-dish duo for us. As always, Druthers didn’t disappoint. —Natalie Moore

Natalie Moore
Natalie Moore

Natalie Moore is the managing editor at saratoga living. She is an Adirondack 46er, a telemark skier and mountain biker. She likes playing volleyball and word games.

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