What You'll Get
To make un-fine wine, simply place grapes beneath a silk pillow, repeatedly mash your head against it, and then wring the pillowcase into a nearby mouth. Taste traditionally produced fine wines with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of wine and Italian tapas at Cellar 58 Wine Bar/Enoteca.
Cellar 58 offers a meticulously hand-selected list of more than 150 international wines, as well as an extensive menu of Italian-inspired small plates. Steer starters such as fried calamari ($8.50), baby beets with goat cheese ($9), and tuna carpaccio with lemon oil and sesame ($13) past your tongue thruway, or savor beautifully presented cheese and cold-cut plates ($28 for 9 cheeses/meats). Entree-wise, little neck clams swim happily alongside linguine, fresh chili, and lemon zest ($13), and a glass of Valpolicella Classico DOC Viviani ($11/glass) plays nicely with rich gnocchi prepared alla Romana with pumpkin and brown-butter-sage sauce ($14).
Featuring heavy hitters from the world's major, minor, and up-and-coming vineyards and vintages, Cellar 58 includes under-the-radar regions often unseen on wine lists, including wines from South Africa, Bulgaria, and Portugal. Sip a Sancerre sauvignon blanc from France ($15) while basking in a cozy and inviting atmosphere. With low lighting, dark wood accents, and exposed brick, Cellar 58 offers a superb setting for first dates or low-key celebrations for adult tee-ball teams.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 13, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Must purchase 1 food item. Dine-in only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Cellar 58
Like any good basement, Cellar 58 is full of secrets. Hidden in the back of the East Village eatery is a wine-tasting room that shelters more than 150 different bottles, including some that hail from overlooked countries, such as Greece and Bulgaria. In addition, the wine bar's frequently changing selection features more than 30 wines by the glass.
From the Press
- "Wine enthusiasts eager to explore new territory should take a seat at one of the long marble tables at this mural-adorned East Village wine bar." — Time Out New York
- "It makes for the ideal venue for lingering over the international wine list comprising the world's major, minor and up-and-coming varietals, vineyards and vintages." — Gayot
- "The pours come from all corners of the world, and not just the currently budget-friendly Chile and New Zealand- Greece, Austria, and Bulgaria all make an appearance." — New York magazine
Beyond the Wine List
There is also a surprising treasure in the front dining room. The marble-topped tables play host to entrees and small plates prepared by chef Fabio Bano, who comes to Cellar 58 from the ultraprivate Soho House. Using cooking methods that he learned and perfected in Italy, Bano handcrafts pastas and inventive desserts, which, like top-secret memos, melt satisfyingly upon entering the mouth.