During the days of youth, cellars were generally considered to be haunted; but with age comes the realization that those dusty, phantasm-filled bottles were actually fantastically filled with wine. Today's Groupon couples this grown-up revelation with the popularity of eating. For $10, you get $25 worth of fresh meals and hearty libations at Cellar 46º in downtown Mercer Island. Delicious recipes are catered to accompany the diverse flavors of local and international wines that whet conversational whistles for an evening of socialization.
For the benefit of wines rich and wines sweet, Cellar 46º unfolds a menu of savory indulgences. Pick up a mealtime preamble such as hot crab dip with artichokes baked under a melted sea of havarti cheese ($12) or the poached pear and gorgonzola salad marinated in red wine with cinnamon and nutmeg ($12). Larger cravings look toward roasted pork loin stuffed with spinach and mushrooms alongside whipped Yukon gold potatoes ($21), while veggie-minded diners can pair a glass of Villa Diana Pinot Grigio ($8) with the breaded eggplant Napolean, which is layered with roasted red peppers, spinach, and chevre ($17).
Cellar 46º synchronizes the eating and sipping palates of the hungry, thirsty, and thungry. Beautifully plated presentations are paired with proud vintages inside a comfortably elegant environment of soothing earth tones and chic lighting. Wine-bottle offspring line the walls under the watchful eye of their parental wooden barrels, while stain-concealing, merlot-colored tablecloths pepper patrons' view of their surroundings through cheerful splashes of color.
Today's Groupon is good for dining only and not in the wine shop.
- Cellar 46 combines a rare blend of ambiance, service and wonderful food at an affordable price. – gene olson, Urbanspoon
- The food was teriffic [sic] and I was pleased to see they have created such a cool atmosphere for food and wine people. Totally unique and worth the visit. – darwineguy, Citysearch