Thursday, September 24, 2009

Vino 100 To Open Wine Bar and Lounge

Beginning in Late October, the Toledo metropolitan area will have an exciting new food and entertainment venue, Vino 100 Wine Bar & Lounge, combining the best of food, drink and comfort. The co-owners, Diana Whitman and George Burk, will expand the current retail shop to create a comfortable and intimate environment designed for conversation, and sharing exiting small plates and drink offerings.

Vino 100’s Wine Bar and Lounge will offer an affordable and simple alternative to full scale dinning incorporating an intriguing atmosphere with interesting food and drinks. Vino 100 will combine menu variety, atmosphere, ambiance, special theme nights and a friendly staff to create a sense of 'place' in order to achieve their goal of overall value in the dining/entertainment experience.
“We pursued the wine bar expansion because we believe that great food and wine need not be complicated, Meet-Eat-Drink-Talk. It seems pretty easy to me,” says Burk. Vino 100 will offer a diverse selection of wines, craft beers and artisan cocktails in a comfortable environment that is made even more enjoyable by our knowledgeable and friendly staff. From partnering with Owens Community College Culinary Arts program to purchasing from Ohio’s network of independent growers and producers. “We believe in supporting our local economy and creating a sense of community,” confirms Burk.

Interns from Owens Community College Culinary Arts Program will provide a menu of small plates featuring many local, organic and natural ingredients. “We’re delighted to be working on this project with Vino 100,” said Chef Bill Powell, Program Coordinator at the Department of Food, Nutrition, & Hospitality at Owens Community College. “This is a great opportunity for our students to learn every aspect of running their own small, independent food business.”

Vino 100 Wine Bar & Lounge will offer a full calendar of special events, from wine dinners, to cooking classes to entertainment featuring local musical talents. They will also showcase the works of local artists; all artwork on display will be offered for sale at the end of the showing.

Customers at Vino 100 Wine Bar & Lounge will be able to purchase their favorite wines, gifts, and many of the food items featured on the menu at the Vino 100 Wine Shop located at the front of the lounge. “It’s a real convenience to be able to purchase something you really enjoy without having to look all over for it,” says Whitman.

The Vino 100 Wine Bar & Lounge will be opening in late October, located next door to the current retail shop. Diana and George will be offering all our existing customers an advanced opportunity to Meet-Eat-Drink-Talk at the Wine Bar before it opens to the general public. For more information, please call 419.866.8466

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