TASTE OF THE TREASURE COAST
IN THE HISTORIC ARCADE BUILDING
Take Out | Delivery | Catering
Hours: Monday thru Friday from 6:30am to 3pm
Saturdays from 7am to 2pm
Pick Up or Delivery (minimum $10 order)
101 N. 4th St. (U.S. 1), FORT PIERCE, FL
All Spoto’s desserts are made in the kitchen. The grasshopper cheese cake
won Best Dessert at the 2015 Taste of Stuart.
fish, and tastes like the French dish made in Marseilles.
Winning the Best Dessert award in the 2015 Taste of Stuart
was Spoto’s original Grasshopper Cheesecake, a delicious,
but not too rich, mix of cheesecake, crème de menthe and
Cool Mint Oreo cookies, with ganache on the top and bottom.
For the perfect beverage to go with oysters, try the Spoto’s
Cup. It is a new twist on a drink developed in 1840 by a mixologist
at a London oyster bar. The balanced taste is the end
result of a careful concoction of Pimm’s No. 1 liqueur, gin,
ginger beer, pomegranate, pureed strawberries, cucumber,
mint, orange and lemon.
Having read more than 100 books on mixology, bar manager
Bill Butler probably knows more about creating cocktails
than 99 percent of bartenders, but he scoffs at the idea that he
is a mixologist.
“There are probably 10 mixologists in the country,” Butler
says. “And they have all written books. You have to learn how
to balance everything like the acid and the base. Sugar in a
drink is like salt on food. If a drink is too sweet, it has gone
too far. You will switch to something else. And no matter what
show you put on, the taste of the drink will sell it by itself. We
like to take a classic drink and give it a modern twist.”
While mixing five signature drinks, Butler explains why
the restaurant will soon host Pre-Prohibition Cocktail Hour.
When prohibition came, bartenders, most of whom came
from several generations of mixologists, either went back to
Great Britain or found other work. “When prohibition was
repealed, no one knew the real recipes for the original drinks
so what we have today is a different Manhattan than the 1919
recipe,” Butler says. “People can sit at the bar and learn how
the original drinks were made.”