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.
- … 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.
6240 S Main St.
Aurora, Colorado 80016Get Directions