This past September, owner David Tobash took over the old Adam's Eve space on the corner of Highland and Foster avenues and created The Chasseur, which is named after the ship dubbed the original Pride of Baltimore.
The result is an easy-going gastropub that pays equally strict attention to both food and drink. This fun, yet thoughtful, attitude is evident in The Chasseur's cocktail list, which features everything from a "Dr. Pepper" (playfully mixing Amaretto liqueur into a Miller High Life pony) to a high-end Pisco Sour with egg whites and bitter.
We opted for the Agave Negro, pictured, (Reposado tequila, Chambord, simple syrup, muddled lime and blackberry, and soda water), which was a deliciously tart tequila drink with a whimsical sword garnish. Curiously absent from the cocktail menu were dark liquor drinks that you usually find this time of year. However, there were seasonal and local beers like DuClaw's Sweet Baby Jesus and Union's Balt Altbier.
We sampled delicious snacks including duck fat (!) tater tots, marinara mussels, and "steak and egg" with Angus beef tartare and a quail egg. Not your typical bar fare—fitting for The Chasseur, which always seems to have something clever up its sleeve.
For a more complete review of the restaurant, see our December issue, on newsstands now.