Winston Churchill was famous for the high standards he applied to alcohol, quipping, “Liquor is quicker, but get me a single-malt scotch with moon rocks in it! I’m the English president!” Be like Ol’ Winnie with this Groupon.
$25 for Cocktails and Starters for Two People (Up to $84 Total Value)
- Four premium cocktails (up to a $14 value each)
- Two starter plates (up to a $14 value each)<p>
Sample one of seven premium cocktails, such as the Winter Pear—a fragrant mix of vodka, pear, and hard apple cider—or the Penicillin, a cure-all concoction of Famous Grouse and Laphroaig whiskeys, ginger liqueur, and lemon. Each potent drink pairs well with starters of pulled baby-back-rib sliders with honey mustard and caramelized-onion jam, or a grilled margherita flatbread topped with creamy mozzarella, fresh basil, and housemade tomato sauce.<p>
Bellavino Wine Bar & Restaurant
Wine expert Richard Belloff collects striking wines from across the planet to adorn the racks at Bellavino Wine Bar & Restaurant, winner of Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence for the last seven years in a row as well as the Ventura County Star's 2013 Readers' Choice award for best wine bar. Bellavino also hosts a variety of classes and events each month, inviting others to learn about their cellar's impressive selection.
Beneath the high, glittering lights of the dining room, a full menu of bar bites, entrees, cheeses, and charcuterie complement wines by the glass and bottle. At the wine bar, Chilean Apaltagua pinot noir and Sierra Madre chardonnay dance modestly inside glasses to the soundtrack of live musical acts playing on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.