The bar scene in South Florida is top-notch. From the drinks to the mixologists, we’re used to perfection. But now — forget bellying up to the bar; the bar is rolling up to you.
Say cheers! Because Council Oak at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood is more than just a steakhouse.
Matthew Salzberg, Council Oak: “Council Oak is known for its prime beef, fresh seafood, award-winning wine list and premium cocktail program.”
When it comes to mixed drinks, this restaurant is mixing things up.
Matthew Salzberg: “We want to bring the bar to the table to show that emphasis on wow. It creates a wow factor for our guest.”
Council Oak has a couple of drinks that are so special, they’re bringing the bar to you.
Matthew Salzberg: “We have two liquor carts. Both are set up for customized cocktails that we serve for our guests.”
The night will be smokin’ with the Smoked Rare Manhattan for $95.
Matthew Salzberg: “It’s a twist on a regular Manhattan. We use premium scotch — it’s twice aged – and we smoke it tableside for our guests to create uniqueness.”
The drinks get placed in a glass box that’s attached to a smoker. Then, cinnamon-infused wood chips are lit on fire, and the cinnamon smoky flavor fills up the container.
Matthew Salzberg: “It enhances different flavor profiles of the scotch, so you really taste the oaky musky-ness of the drink.”
It looks cool, too.
Matthew Salzberg: “It’s a big presentation in the middle of the dining room.”
And for $195, you can taste a drink made with a cognac more than 100 years old.
Matthew Salzberg: “The Treize Cocktail is French for 13. It’s made with Rémy Martin Louis XIII cognac, Cîroc X vodka, Grand Marnier and ice wine, topped with 24-karat gold flakes.”
This one doesn’t have flames, but it does have a precious metal.
Matthew Salzberg: “Part of the show is adding the gold flakes for our guests.”
Mixing the drinks tableside is like having your very own personal mixologist.
Jason Melachrino, customer: “It was amazing. You can get a steak and a drink in many places in South Florida, but if you’re looking for a truly immersive experience, this was it.”
Instead of dinner and a show, the tableside drinks at Council Oak are dinner and drinks as your show.
FOR MORE INFO:
Council Oak Steaks & Seafood
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
1 Seminole Way
Hollywood, FL 33314
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