Best Of 2018

Best indulgence: FLÛTE AND DRAM

Best indulgence

One of the undeniably great flavor combinations in the vast world of global gastronomy is brut Champagne with sturgeon caviar. Flûte & Dram teases with impressive offerings for almost any budget. Besides caviar, six chef’s plates are a perfect pair for 16 wonderful Champagnes by the glass — available in petit pours so you can try a flight — plus 27 more in bottles. If you’re looking for a “wee dram,” there’s a dreamy list of 145 different dark sprits, including Louis XIII Cognac. Time to take that cash out from under the mattress. 234 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. 727-350-5767, flutendram.com. —Jon Palmer Claridge