When the first official guests at City Winery file in tomorrow night, it will be all show, as the stage will be ready but the restaurant and bar aren't slated to come online until the Oct.1 grand opening. But in the meantime, Eater has a sneak peek of the menu, which features a selection of small plates, flatbreads, meat and cheese dishes and entrees, as well as wine by tap, glass and bottle.
First are the wines, with 12 offerings on tap available by the glass, half or full carafe. Then there are 14 bottled wines - red, white and sparkling - also available by the glass.
The kitchen menu from former Holland House executive chef Kristin Beringson looks to be pretty concise while still offering a little bit of everything. 'Openers' include truffle fingerling "frites" with crispy prosciutto ($8), "Nash" onion soup with smoked bone marrow ($12) and crispy risotto balls stuffed with short rib and pimento cheese ($11). The larger portion 'Main Acts' feature dishes such as spice crusted lamb loin ($26), chicken breast fricassee ($20) and a contender for the city's most expensive hamburger, the KLD farm burger ($17).