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So here’s the deal. I’m about to go on a journey. A gastronomical journey. In the next few weeks downdiroad will be featuring a few eateries and sharing our findings with the masses. Without saying too much, Devon House will be one of the featured stops and I did a bit of scouting earlier this week on the property. I made a stop at one of the establishments on the property, so here’s a little mini review of my Mahogany Tree Bar experience.
So Mahogany Tree Bar; this was my second time coming here. The first encounter wasn’t so pleasant and let’s just say I ended up leaving before I even ordered anything. I believe in second chances though, so I decided I’d give them a chance because it’s so close to New Kingston, and the Kingston traffic is next level in the evenings so I needed to kill some time! Let me tell you…Total 180º!
Essentially, what the Grogshoppe is doing is giving their patrons a little bit of everything. Patrons have the option of fine dining at the flagship Grogshoppe, having a quick laid back pizza at La Pizzeria, or even just having some drinks at the Mahogany Tree Bar or ordering off their food menu. A great thing that they are doing is fuzing your experience, so I was able to sit at the Mahogany Tree Bar and order a pizza from La Pizzeria, and it all came on one bill.
The name derives from the fact the the bar is mostly open air and has a huge mahogany tree in the center of the establishment, which ads to the allure and rustic feeling that is associated with the whole aura of Devon House. I spent a few hours at Mahogany Tree Bar and my bartender Milton made me a few specialty drinks as well as a few classics. The service was great and the price range on the drinks were not exaggerated at all. The pizza was really good as well. La Pizzeria has a scotch bonnet infused extra virgin olive oil that is so good! ‘Heaven & Hearth’ was my favourite of the lot though.
I’m anticipating coming back here so you all can look out for that in a few weeks.
In the meantime between time check out this quick video of Milton making the ‘Heaven & Hearth’ drink and of course check out pics below!
Til the next one. Peace! – Doofy D