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the proof and provision story

Cocktail enthusiasts rejoice, The Georgian Terrace Hotel has a surprise in its basement: a thriving restaurant and bar. The hideaway places an emphasis on barrel-aged cocktails, not speakeasy shtick. "Edgar’s Proof and Provision is a modern, yet rustic space where guests can escape to enjoy a hand-crafted or barrel-aged cocktail, and dine on chef-crafted gourmet comfort food" Food & Beverage Director, Guido Piccinni.


With its arrival, Proof and Provision offers up a menu of bold flavor combinations paired with masterfully crafted cocktails in a comfortable, intimate environment tucked below the historic landmark. The push is to embrace what’s relevant and current to mixology and to stray away from the mainstream. Some choice offerings include the ‘Firm Handshake’ (Redemption Rye whiskey, Leopold Bros. fernet, Demerara, Boker’s bitters) as well as ‘The Truth’ (“Edgar’s Truth” bourbon, royal combier, pineapple-citrus sour, angostura bitters). Proof and Provision also delivers tasty and approachable snacks that encourage grazing. Classic flavor combinations, straightforward presentations and skilled execution are key focal points. Comfort and approachability are forged through a modern interpretation of the classics. The carefully-constructed menu includes small signature acquisitions, unusual finds and local producers.  The menu is composed of snacks including deviled eggs, smoked jerky, hot pretzels, “the” grilled cheese, and an assortment of french bread pizzas.


Seiber Design, Inc. has delivered a design befitting a century-old building: exposed brick walls, concrete floors and plenty of industrial-looking elements mixed with some newer local flavor from wood artisan Skylar Morgan. Proof and Provision is located on the lower level of The Georgian Terrace Hotel in the former 3,000-square-foot Basta restaurant space. The decor encourages sophisticated gathering, conversation and drink-making. Dark wood comes together with raw steel to create a comfortable, industrial feel. Seating separate from the bar consists of large 6-top communal tables, smaller intimate tables, and rustic lounge-like seating areas. Distressed signage, wine barrels and exposed brick create a unique, fun and relaxing atmosphere. Large windows peering out to the street provide the lights and sounds of a big city. It’s not a watering hole but a place to be sought out for unique and high quality drinks. The identity and supporting graphic design were executed by Green Olive Media. The design is influenced by 19th-century graphics characteristic of the age of the industrial revolution.

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