Things continue to be tweaked at ~FIFTH FLOOR~, starting with Jacques Bezuidenhout’s new cocktail program which is in soft launch mode until 2010. The restaurant will be closing from January 1st—10th, and when the doors reopen, the bar program will be up and fully running. The new program focuses on classic cocktails, including gin-, rum-, tequila- and mezcal-, scotch-, rum-, Armagnac-, pisco-, and vodka-based beverages. There will also be a bar cart rotating through the bar and lounge, serving five classic cocktails (just flip the hazards on and pull on over to my table, thanks). Another addition to the floor: there will be a new GM, Bryan Lascarro. His background includes AQUA, and he was most recently the assistant general manager of Michael Mina Bellagio in Las Vegas.