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Reviewed June 3, 2012
Reviewed March 21, 2012
Reviewed March 21, 2012
What You'll Get
Like choosing a prom date, choosing a favorite wine necessitates sampling a variety to determine which one will produce the nicest bouquet. Enjoy the fruits of competitive courting with today's Groupon to Wine Experience Café & World Cellar in Aurora. Choose from the following options:
- For $25, you get a wine-tasting experience for two (a $57 value) that includes:
- A wine flight with three 3-ounce samples of wine per person (a $42 value)
- A cheese plate with four cheeses, approximately 4 ounces total (a $15 value)
- For $15, you get $30 worth of wine and gourmet fare from the café menu. This Groupon is also valid toward prix fixe wine dinners.
Wine Experience Café & World Cellar owners Rita and Eldon Larson lead a wine-savvy staff as they patrol an eclectic wine cellar stocked with more than 700 vino varietals from every corner of the planet. During wine tastings, duos sip half glasses of premium fermented grapes such as Sterling SVR or Cakebread sauvignon blanc. A quartet of cheeses—queso Mahón, Bleu D'Auvergne, Purple Haze, and La Tur—nestles alongside fresh fruits and a house-made fruit compote on the cheese plate. As patrons nibble, the knowledgeable but unintimidating staff answers questions without clicking through PowerPoint presentations on the correct pronunciation of “tannin.” Although bottles of wine are not included in today’s Groupon, all wines featured in the tasting are available for purchase in the cellar.
At the adjoining café’s white-swathed tables, forks spear seared sea scallops ($26), artichoke and spinach fettuccini ($17), and other savory entrees designed for pairing with a selection from the 150-bottle wine list. Peckish patrons can also pluck heirloom prosciutto and other cured meats from charcuterie plates ($25 each) or bait traps for epicurean mice with morsels from 11 different cheese plates. Prix fixe wine dinners prepared by chef Jason Lee—such as the Krupp Brothers Wine Dinner on February 8 ($99/person)—pair wines and entrees as carefully as a viticulturist selects graft-worthy grapes to set up on blind dates.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 1, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Dine-in only. Not valid 2/11-2/14. Not valid for Denver Restaurant Week (5280) menu. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 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.