Friday, November 16, 2007

Vinino is OPEN

Vinino, in the Power & Light district is now open. I wasn't too excited about this place, which is right next to McFadden's on Grand, until I read this in the Star.
Vinino, a southern European wine bar and bistro, is the latest concept to open in the Kansas City Power & Light District.

It features two bars — one in front of the pizza oven that features a granite top and a corrugated steel front and the other with a facade made of bed headboards. Other design features in the restaurant include a tin ceiling, artwork with melted wine bottles and a lounge alcove for a couple or small group.

“Bar chefs” on Thursday were fine-tuning specialty concoctions, including one drink that was like a liquid chocolate-covered cherry. Other special options will be a whiskey sour made with pomegranate juice; cetriolo made with Hendrick’s gin, a cucumber, simple syrup and a splash of soda; and a blood orange Vinino bellini made with Mionetto Prosecco.

The operation includes an extensive wine list, more than 30 wines by the glass, “liberal” wine samples, Italian beers and coffee liqueurs.

I dig anyplace that gives bartenders cool names like "bar chefs" or the more common mixologist. Usually you can get an original cocktail, which I have a weakness for, and you always get quality mix ingredients such as fresh squeezed fruit juices and exotic liquers.

Still, I think I'm just going to hit 75th Street Brewery after work today.

1 comment:

  1. CAUTION! That espresso porter may keep you up half the night and give you disturbing dreams during the other half! Treat it with caution (unless that's what you're into).

    I'll have to check out Vinino this weekend, I guess.