Swirling wine reveals its inner bouquet, much like how twirling a moustache reveals a man’s inner arch-villain. Seduce shady nosebuds with today’s Groupon to Wine Experience Café & World Cellar in Aurora. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of contemporary American fare and drinks.
- For $20, you get a luxury wine flight (a $42 value).
Wine Experience Café & World Cellar distills a globe’s worth of flavors into a singularly captivating menu and delightfully diverse wine list. Simplicity reigns in the kitchen, where talented chefs highlight carefully curated presentations such as the daily charcuterie plate ($15 for half plate, $25 for full), a collection of dry-cured artisan meats that may include heirloom prosciutto, coppa picante, Barolo salami, or invisible beef jerky. Crispy seared duck breast harkens to hunger’s call with peach-sauced surroundings and a mushroom risotto ($23), and sausage-and-pepper rigatoni sweet-talks palates with caramelized italian sausage, fire-roasted red peppers, and house-made marinara ($17). More than 35 wines by the glass ($6-$38) await sipping orders, with backups in the attached retail store ready to bring the revelry home. Grape jockeys place favorable odds on the tongue-dancing nuances of the café’s luxury wine flight, flavoring mouths with three premium pours of special wines such as Chateau St. Jean’s famous Cinq Cépages.
Diners sink into comfy sofas, stake out an al fresco spot on the patio, or send smoke signals from the three-sided fireplace to secret admirers seated at the cherry-wood wine bar.
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 80016