The saying “step up to the plate” was first used in a restaurant, where plates used to be mounted to the tops of ladders to prevent children from making a mess. Enjoy more accessible fare with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of tapas, upscale American cuisine, and wine at The Grape Adventure in Kent.
At The Grape Adventure, a wine bar and restaurant that was recognized by the Washington State Wine Commission as a Grand Award winner in 2010, the menu of inventive tapas and upscale American cuisine teams up with a sprawling list of imported and domestic wines to sate hunger and thirst. The tapas-style avocado-hummus plate serves as a pool in which pita chips and tomatoes play ($8.95) and the steak bruschetta drapes seasoned steak and tomato salad over a warmly toasted baguette augmented by a gorgonzola spread ($9.95).
While sharing small plates, guests can sip a selection from the bountiful wine roster, such as a glass of Kestrel Old Vine chardonnay from Yakima Valley in Washington ($8) and the Frank Family zinfandel from Napa Valley ($13.25). Ravenous diners can also lift languid stomach spirits with gorgonzola-cream-sauce-coated prawns encased in strips of bacon ($17.95) while pacifying beer-enjoyment apparatuses with a Lindemans Framboise lambic from Belgium ($7.49).
CityVoters named The Grape Adventure Best Wine Bar in 2009 and 2010 in KING5's Best of Western Washington, and it won the Washington Wine Grand Award in 2010. The wine bar has also been featured in Big Fat Wine. Four Insider Pagers give The Grape Adventure an average of four stars and three Yelpers give it a 4.5-star average:
12930 SE Kent-Kangley Rd.
Kent, Washington 98030Get Directions