A La Carte
8:23 PM EDT, September 9, 2013
Forbidden City Bistro in Middletown starts its new happy hour Wednesday through Friday, featuring $7 wines and martinis, $3 beers and $5 small plates.
Among the martini selections: house-infused cucumber (vodka base,) Drunken Concubine (lychee aromas, vodka,) South Lady (coconut vodka, pineapple citrus,) Beijing Story (lime vodka, Asian key lime citrus,) Hong Kong 1997(rose citrus, lime vodka, champagne,) Silk Road Trader (housemade ginger caramel, vodka)
and Lady Bugs (berry citrus vodka, lychee key lime reduction.)
Bar menu bites include beef dumplings with hot mala oil and ginger balsamic vinaigrette, crispy spring roll, fried calamari with chili aioli, edamame dumpling, cucumber salad, red oil wonton, fried wonton and chicken satay.
Through Sept. 30, try the "Lost in Manila" martini (Asian rum, Kalamansi Asian lime and mango compote) with a choice from the bar menu for $10.
Happy hour is available Wednesday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Forbidden City is at 335 Main Street. 860-343-7988, forbiddencitybistro.com.