Downtown St. Petersburg's Flûte & Dram now open on Beach Drive

The upscale watering hole mixes Champagne and caviar with whiskey.

click to enlarge In downtown St. Pete, Flûte & Dram specializes in high-end Champagne, plus whiskey and caviar. - Pixabay
In downtown St. Pete, Flûte & Dram specializes in high-end Champagne, plus whiskey and caviar.

Apparently, the upscale watering hole from a couple of St. Petersburg business owners and friends, Tony Mangiafico and Greg Haddad, that CL covered a while back has launched in downtown St. Pete. It's called Flûte & Dram, not the shorter Flûte as originally planned

This food editor admittedly forgot about the forthcoming Beach Drive experience meant for locals and out-of-towners in search of high-end Champagne and decadent food. But its doors at 234 Beach Drive NE, where the Eagle Cafe formerly operated, opened April 6.

A large assortment of domestic and imported caviars and their traditional accompaniments mingle with the bubbles and some whiskey. Flûte & Dram also offers a few chef-driven small plates — smoked Norwegian salmon, a cheese plate and duck foie gras included — and two desserts.

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