Unlike Similac Baby Formula, which is unfairly reserved for babies and experimenting teens, wine and solid food can also be consumed by adults. Separate the towerers from the toddlers with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of wine and dinner fare at Sonoma Wine Bar & Bistro, located in Virginia Beach.
A recipient of a Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence, Sonoma Wine Bar & Bistro elegantly combines the forces of wine and bistro food. Enjoy the challenge of choosing from Sonoma's 325 bottled varieties of vino, or select from 50 by the glass ($4.50–$100). If your hunger has hampered decision-making skills, allow a knowledgeable staff member to guide you through the process to a palatable wine-and-food-pairing decision. Sonoma's seasonally driven dinner menu starts with charcuterie and cheese boards that tantalize taste buds with duck prosciutto ($9) and the creamy Spanish Garrotxa cheese ($8). Quell rebellious stomachs with an order of shrimp bruschetta ($13), topped with wild mushrooms and seared jumbo shrimp, before exercising incisors on the fresh Atlantic salmon ($24) or the 8 oz. filet mignon ($34), topped with caramelized onions, oyster mushroom demi-glaze, and (if you ask nicely) birthday candles.
The low-lit décor of wooden wine cellars and neutral earthy tones sets the stage for a relaxing evening with family and friends. Bring your oenophile oboe instructor or just a group of friends you haven’t seen since you met them at the gas station today with today's Groupon at Sonoma Wine Bar and Bistro.
Sonoma Wine Bar & Bistro
Sonoma Wine Bar & Bistro's selection of 325 wines from around the world has repeatedly earned the venue Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence, as well as one of the readers’ choice awards for Best Wine List from Hampton Roads magazine in 2011. Many varietals hail from smaller-production vineyards, allowing oenophiles to sample the flavors of tucked-away Italian wineries without chartering a hovercraft. At the bar, bartenders dispense 2- and 5-ounce pours from 50 climate-controlled bottles that ensure prolonged freshness of flavor. In the bistro, executive chef Mackenzie Hess works with the staff's wine experts to pair grass-fed steaks and pan-seared crab cakes with the ideal wines from Sonoma's expansive collection.
189 Central Park Ave.
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462