Dory’s cocktails and snacks

By on August 4, 2021 0

If you want to take advantage of the innovative price of Dory but not ready for a multi-course tasting meal, head to the restaurant’s cozy bar.

Chef David Krog and his wife Amanda have set up a friendly and welcoming bar at the front of their new restaurant known for its tasting menus.

A small bar snack menu, handcrafted cocktails and an organized wine list ensure every guest a ‘Dory’ experience.

The Dory Restaurant bar has a corner with comfortable seating.

Salted cod brandade with toasted sourdough, pork belly sliders with harissa glaze, kimchi and lemon aioli, and chili glazed oysters baked in teppanyaki with Schmaltz cornbread and Pepita Chimichurri were some of the options. available on the July menu. An olive oil tasting with homemade toasted sourdough and the restaurant’s delicious Parker House rolls with honey butter are the mainstays of the bar.

Like the tasting menus, the bar’s snack menu will change every month.

Cocktail offerings include classics like a French 75 and Manhattan, but don’t overlook seasonal drinks from the bar. Bartenders, led by Zach Bryant, use seasonal produce (fruits and fresh herbs) to create delicious libations that pair well with snacks.

A selection of non-alcoholic cocktails is always available. These drinks receive as much attention as fortified drinks. David Krog doesn’t drink, so he wanted to make sure that he offered this option to his clients who also abstain from alcohol.

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Bartender Zach Bryant prepares a cocktail at Dory Restaurant.

When designing the open kitchen concept restaurant, the couple ensured that the state-of-the-art kitchen (and all the action inside) could be seen from almost any seat, including those in the bar.

The bar has seven seats at the handcrafted wooden bar, as well as an intimate two-tray table next to the front windows. A lounge area with a comfortable sofa and armchairs transitions between the bar and the main dining area. So whether you want a private experience for two or just meet up with friends, there is a suitable seating option.

The bar at the Dory restaurant.

The bar makes the whole atmosphere of the restaurant resonate. This is a fine dining restaurant without a doubt, but none of the traditional suffocations that come with fine dining exist here. Wood accents and walls painted in earth tones evoke a farm-to-table atmosphere. The waiters might be dressed in a more casual apron, but their professionalism and customer care is anything but casual. It is a unique combination of styles that makes you feel right at home.

The Krogs approached their bar with the same passion and philosophy as their main dining room. The menu can best be described as “contemporary southern using French technique,” ​​but the dedication and thoughtfulness behind each dish makes this chef-led menu more than just a meal. The Krogs’ dedication even extends to serving pieces, which they custom made by local artists for each dish.

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Salted Cod Brandade is one of the snacks available at Dory Bar.  Brandade is a classic, warm and creamy French fish dish.  Chef David Krog serves it as a dip with toasted sourdough bread.

David is intentional in every dish, including his elevated “bar snacks”.

The dishes on the bar menu mirror the main dining room’s tasting menu, using the same ingredients. Amanda said they try not to waste. David and his team turn “leftovers” into delicacies. The creamy and decadent salted cod brandade dish is created from the bits of cod from the tasting menu. Fermented onion powder that adds zest to pork belly rolls is made from onion trimmings.

The bar opens at 4 p.m., making it a perfect happy hour or stopover before dinner. Or, take our example and make it your dining destination for the evening.

While reservations are required for the dining room, no reservations are required for the bar.

Jennifer Chandler is the Food & Dining reporter at The Commercial Appeal. She can be reached at [email protected] and you can follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @cookwjennifer.

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Or: 716 West Brookhaven Circle

Hours: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Saturday

Call: (901) 310-4290


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