Sunday, May 18, 2014

NOORMAN'S KIL WHISKEY & GRILLED CHEESE IN BROOKLYN

Over 400 whiskeys, 7 gourmet grilled cheese options, and a beautiful atmosphere. That is what 609 Grand Street in Brooklyn has to offer you. The girls and I made our way to Noorman's Kil after we dried off from the rain.

[Note: this is a long one, so grab your morning coffee or afternoon lunch and bring a napkin, cause you'll be drooling by the end of this] 




First things first: drinks!


The girls started with their Orange Manhattans: rye, sweet vermouth, Hella Bitters, orange twist ($10). I tried a sip myself and really enjoyed it, but it was just a bit too early for me to start drinking whiskey.


So I opted for a refreshing glass of white wine from South Africa.


The atmosphere in this place is so relaxing and cool. The hardwood floors, white painted ceilings, small wooden tables, corner nooks, and the beautiful light fixtures make this place the perfect spot to just chill out, while sipping whiskey & enjoying gourmet grilled cheese.


Just look at that bar selection! It's a whiskey or scotch drinkers dream.


Now, on to the main event. GRILLED CHEESE!
If I learned one thing this trip it's that the girls and I have an impressive appetite. Not being able to pick just one grilled cheese each we obviously decided to  order the entire menu and split them up into two different waves of cheese heaven.

At some point there was just too much cheese and bread both in front of me and in my stomach that I was in a full on food coma. For some reason there was a slight difference in the sandwiches we ordered and the description on their online menu. Two of the sandwiches had we ordered had onions on them, while their online menu only stated only one should. I'm not complaining though, because the one sandwich with the extra onions was awesome! 



Sandwich wit the extra onions, below.




Meet Maefred: Double Creme Brie, local mushrooms, diced onions,
rosemary on ciabatta ($6).


I ordered this one, thinking it was going to be out of this world. It was good, but it didn't blow my mind. However the ciabatta was fantastic (it's from Orwasher’s Bakery)!




Karen: Fromage Blanc, Gruyere, NY Sharp Cheddar, Havarti on sourdough ($7)


Yum. Just delicious.


Isn't she a beauty?!


Jane: NY Sharp Cheddar, My Friend’s Mustard on sourdough ($5)


I think this one was my favorite. The sourdough was perfectly browned and the combination of NY Sharp Cheddar and My Friend's Mustard was just spectacular!


Sylvia: Empire Jack, Herbes de Provence, sliced tomatoeson ciabatta ($6)



Once the drinks started getting low we looked at the menu again and ordered another round.


This time I ordered their Dark & Stormy.





On to the second round of grilled cheese sammies.


Vernice: Ricotta, Nutella, seasonal fruit preserves on sourdough ($6)


This one was perfect to end our adventure to Noorman's Kil. I saved it for last as I knew the Nutella and fruit combination would be the perfect 'dessert'.





Sylvia: Empire Jack, Herbes de Provence, sliced tomatoes on ciabatta ($6)


Betsy: Vermont Chevre, apricot jam, honey, thyme on ciabatta – $6. I really enjoyed this one and plan on recreating it on my own soon!


This place is wonderful. I really look forward to going back and trying them (all) again! If you live in Brooklyn or if you're just passing through make sure to stop in Noorman's Kil!

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