The Founding Fathers held their initial meetings in a tavern, which explains why the Declaration of Independence’s first draft had a long, rambling subsection devoted to how powdered wigs are a natural icebreaker. Revolt against the tyranny of boredom with today’s Groupon to VoVina’ in Kirkland. Choose between the following options:
- For $32, you get a specialty-cocktail package for two (up to a $71 total value) that includes:
- Choice of four glasses of absinthe or more than 30 specialty martinis (up to a $15 value each). Customers may substitute drinks for any glasses of wine.
- Any appetizer priced at up to $11
* For $16, you get a house-cocktail package for two (up to a $43 total value) that includes: - Choice of four glasses of house red or white wine, house martinis, lemon drops, or cosmopolitans (up to an $8.50 value each) - Choice of caprese pizza or black-truffle tater tots (up to a $9 value)
The skilled mixologists at VoVina' pour an expansive [menu](http://gr.pn/opFz0m) of wine, classic cocktails, and innovative tinctures that were recognized as one of KING 5's Top Five [Cocktails of Western Washington in 2010](http://gr.pn/nGYlHt). Specialty cocktails include absinthe-minded cocktails, sweet desserts, herbal concoctions, classic cocktails, and signature cocktails. House-package tipplers may begin with a glass of wine and echo their first toast with more vino or hoist aloft a conical chalice of vodka mixed with drinkable fruits such as lemons or olives. Chefs toss crisp tater tots with black truffles and asiago cheese in a decadent assault on hunger and ladle flatbread with velvety tomato sauce studded with basil and blanketed in fresh mozzarella. Poured neat or tinting cocktails such as the gin- and vodka-based Green Vesper, six French-style absinthes drape palates in anise and tiny berets. Agile hands shake up the dessert hour with eight rich martinis or muddle sprigs of cilantro, mint, and basil in five fresh libations splashed with citrus or sweetened with fresh berries. Specialty cocktails transform with nibbles from small plates topped with spice-rubbed ahi tacos served in crispy wonton shells or crostini platters that deliver pancetta, sherry prawns, and braised pork. Benches and ottomans hold diners at smooth tables made out of locally grown and recycled maples, illuminated by crackling embers from a cozy fireplace instead of erratic plumes from a sneezing dragon. Hand-blown light fixtures, artwork, and a long bar hewn from old-growth walnut enrich the interior, while stars sail in formation above the patio.