Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Kybecca Wine Bar Opening

Tonight was the hotly anticipated (by me, anyway) soft opening of the Kybecca wine bar. Customers on their email list were offered first dibs on reservations, which went fast. We had already sampled their panini to go, and were looking forward to a retake, but with wine and silverware. A fast-acting friend made the reservation and invited us along, so we were lucky enough to be among the first to check it out. Right now, only outdoor seating is available, and while I’d always rather eat inside if given a choice, the weather was breezy but not too cool, so I couldn’t complain.

Kybecca is shaping up to be a lovely place to enjoy wine and a light bite with friends. The menu (which I’m guessing is a work in progress) features 11 wines by the glass, and you can buy them by the bottle for the usual Kybecca price, plus $10 corkage fee (still a good deal). Besides wine, they offer French press coffee, carbonated juices and bottled water. The menu offers four appetizer plates (cheese plates for red wine or white, shown above, a charcuterie board, and a hummus & sweet pepper plate), as well as “tastes,” including four kinds of small panini, and one dessert. Don’t come expecting a hearty dinner— the offerings are creatively concocted, but the portions aren’t particularly substantial. But if you’re looking for a nice place to meet friends for a drink, Kybecca’s wine bar is just the place to while away an hour or two sipping wine and enjoying a thoughtfully prepared bite to eat. We’re thrilled to have the addition to the downtown scene.

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