Wine Experience Café & World Cellar

Aurora

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In a Nutshell

  • Internationally influenced fare
  • Variety of wines
  • Contemporary upscale venue
  • Premium flight selections

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Promotional value expires Jul 18, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Dine-in only. Not valid 2/12-2/14, 4/24, or 5/8. Not valid towards 5280 menu. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Grape juice magically transforms into wine in the same way milk becomes cheese and a 1972 Dodge Dart becomes an even older 1972 Dodge Dart. Tipple the tasty transformation with today's Groupon to Wine Experience Café & World Cellar in Aurora. Choose from two options:

  • For $20, you get a luxury wine flight (a $42 value).
  • For $15, you get $30 worth of contemporary fare and drinks.

Chef Jason Lee and owner Eldon Larson combine their culinary expertise and oenophilic adroitness to create a menu of contemporary dishes that pair with the collection of more than 150 wines. A mixed olive tapenade and mushroom goat cheese appetizer provides a savory counterpoint to grape-based statements in the opening stages of dinner debates ($11). Entree options harness delicate flavors extracted from high-quality ingredients, such as scallops served with white beans in a truffled madeira sauce ($25) or a gluten-free hanger steak with a blue cheese and chive polenta ($18). Luxury wine flights are composed of three pours of special vintages, such as the Silver Oak cabernet or Molly Dooker "Blue-Eyed Boy" shiraz. Diners and drinkers can relish their edible expeditions in a spacious dining room filled with tables blanketed by white linens, a wood-burning fireplace, babies dressed in clown costumes, and a cherry-wood wine bar.

Reviews

Gayot calls the wine program at Wine Experience Café & World Cellar "first-rate" and gives it a 14. Yelpers give the restaurant an average of three stars, and 84% of Urbanspooners recommend it.

  • … executive chef Matthew Franklin somehow managed to home in on my yearnings, offering a litany of dishes that had been benchmarked in my mind for days. – Lori Midson, Rocky Mountain News
  • Part buzzy restaurant, part wine bar and part boutique wine and spirits shop, the Wine Experience Café & World Cellar is a gastronomic wonderland in the culinarily deprived suburb of Aurora, an area otherwise occupied by chain restaurants. – Gayot

Wine Experience Café & World Cellar

Owners Rita and Eldon Larson constantly refine their eclectic cellar stocked with more than 700 varietals from every corner of the planet. During wine tastings, guests sample premium vinos such as Don Olegario Albarino and Vietti Nebbiolo. Throughout, knowledgeable and accessible staff members happily answers questions and demonstrate the 25 different pronunciations of the word tannin.

At the adjoining café’s elegant tables, forks spear seared sea scallops and other savory entrees designed for pairing with selections from the 150-bottle wine list. Peckish patrons can also pluck heirloom prosciutto from charcuterie plates or bait traps for classy mice with morsels from 11 different cheese plates. Chef Jason Lee alleviates the stress of decision making with his prix fixe wine dinners, which complement entrees with appropriate sips.

Customer Reviews

Good cheese and wine. Nice experience.
Deniz A. · January 10, 2017
Great atmosphere, family run restaurant. Delicious food and a wide variety of wines. Awesome date night.
Kristy H. · November 29, 2016
It was a lovely evening. Tad more spendy than it needs to be. I will return tho.
Lisa · September 16, 2016
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    Aurora

    6240 S Main St.

    Suite L115

    Aurora, Colorado 80016

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