Eating in New York: The Blonde Ambition at Craftbar

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Tom Colicchio's restaurant empire covers plenty of ground in the city, from the mothership Craft restaurant to all the various 'wichcraft locations across Manhattan. My favorite spot is Craftbar: not only does the restaurant serve some of the best chicken liver pate in town (with a gilded-lily topping of cherry preserves), but the bartenders make a mean martini in the form of the Blonde Ambition, featuring gin and elderflower liqueur. It's been my favorite sipper this summer—not only is it a perfect cocktail for indoors, but I've also been making it for backyard barbecues and weeknight sunsets. —Jayanthi Daniel, SAVEUR