I'm a picky eater. I'm an even a pickier drinker, so when I hit a barstool: game on. And, if you are a bartender who can bring it, you got me.
So it was for me at the Blue Fox Bar when I was introduced to the mad skills of Attila Felhő Felhősi. This man isn't just talented with a muddler and a shaker, he is creative and enthusiastic to such a degree that I wanted to put him in my luggage and take him back to Brooklyn, so I don't have to live without his brilliant - and potent - concoctions.
Just take a look at this stunning rendition of a Ramos Gin Fizz...
It put the Ramos Gin Fizz I had at New Orleans' Sazerac Bar to shame. His latest seasonal creation is a reworking of that old "Sex and the City" chestnut, the Cosmopolitan, in which a cucumber, rose pepper foam takes the drink to a whole other level.
So, do I need to go back to Budapest and pack this gentleman in my bag to get him to New York or is some savvy bar owner going to whisk him across the Atlantic for me, shaker in-hand?