Restaurants & Bars 37

8 Wine Bar - soft opening

cas_TX | Jan 9, 200812:21 PM

I stopped by the new wine bar that has opened in the space that used to be Doku. (At The Cosmopolitan hotel on Colborne.)

It was ok. There were some service hiccups (which one might expect on the first night), but had a decent looking menu.

In interest of full disclusre we didn't eat there, just had a couple of glasses of wine (my favorite was the moscato di asti), the cheese plate (ok), and the "adult tator tots" which were advertised as tator tots with shreded ham hock and cheddar. They were good, but I'd say they were more potato croquettes.

I expect I'll stop by again and perhaps have dinner someday. Their menu looked interesting and included some tasting sized dishes as well as full entrees. Some of the sides listed on their seasonal menu were macaroni & cheese and frites ($6.00). Other offers included a seafood platter, australian rack of lamb, and black cod, shepards pie with duck confit and foie gras donut (prices ranged from $10 ~ $40).

They also had a seperate menu that offered 8 additional tasting dishes (including an interpretation of chili cheese fries and "bacon and eggs") for $8 and a selection of deserts for $10.

I found their twee and grandiose descriptions of the some of the wine hilarious. (Complete with misspellings)

It will be intersting to see how it goes as it gets into the swing of things.

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