Wine connoisseurs assert that novice tasters should never pair red wine with fish, white wine with red meat, or excessive wine with jury duty. Lap up today's Groupon in moderate proportions: for $25, you get $50 worth of international fare and drinks at 3 Vines Café and Wine Bar, located in Sleepy Hollow.
3 Vines coats thirsty throats with a selection of seasonal wines and fresh, all-natural cuisine. Start by sipping on or dousing eyebrow fires with any of more than 40 by-the-glass-or-flight and more than 100 by-the-bottle wines, including the Maryhill chardonnay (flight $4, glass $8, bottle $30), the Michel Lynch merlot (flight $3, glass $7, bottle $28), or the sparkling Flor prosecco (flight $5, glass $11, bottle $36). Conversational nibblers can nosh their choice of delicious small plates such as the cheese-and-meat slate ($16), an all-star cast of artisan cheeses and meats, or the lamb lollichops ($12), designed for prime plunging into cumberland sauce and placating wolves after doctor visits. An array of soups ($4+) and salads ($8+) complements entrees such as the beef, seafood, and poultry du jour (market price), and a multitude of martinis and cocktails help patrons unwind after a day of playing hopscotch on a highway.
3 Vines drenches its denizens in delectable drinks with its free wine tastings on Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and eager ears can submerge themselves in eclectic tunes with the restaurant’s free live music on most Fridays and Saturdays. Reservations are recommended.