Wine and fine food is a matched pair, like Cagney and Lacey or Wayne Gretzky and the only thing people remember about hockey. Slapstick your face with flavor using today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of bistro fare and drinks at Wine Maniacs Bar & Bistro in Oconomowoc.
The culinary experts at Wine Maniacs Bar & Bistro complement a creative bistro menu with 50 bottles of wine, a lovingly procured collection that garnered attention in the Lake Country Reporter. After globe-trekking through a variety of international vintages ($6+/glass, $18+/bottle), gourmands shrink their jaws to properly sample small-plates such as lamb lollipops on rosemary asiago risotto ($19). To enhance the nuances of each quaff, chefs assemble a rotating selection of Wisconsin artisanal cheeses, served with seasonal fruit and crackers ($13). Flavor explorations expand with forays into dessert, which includes options such as PB&J tiramisu ($7.95). Wine Maniacs' interior evokes pastoral Italy with a modern flair, juxtaposing granite countertops and dark wood accents against a mural depicting a non-leaning Tower of Pisa.
Wine Maniacs Bar & Bistro will be closed May 19.