Downtown’s Kitchen at Union Square offers several fresh, unique drink choices.
Though the wine list at Kitchen at Union Square may seem intimidating at first glance, the staff is knowledgeable, approachable, and ready to answer any questions you have. General Manger Eve Markowicz is passionate about wine education, and as a result decided to host wine nights.
The restaurant has already held two wine nights—and both were so successful that beginning Oct. 6, every Monday will be a wine night at Kitchen at Union Square. For only $30, wine night diners can enjoy an exceptional three-course meal, each course paired with a wine selected to complement the food. These wine nights give guests the opportunity to try glasses of high-quality wines that are usually only offered by the bottle.
Popular wines offered by the glass at the restaurant include the Hopler Grüner Veltliner (an Austrian white), Willamette Valley Vineyards Whole Cluster Pinot Noir (an Oregon red), and Monte Antico Super Tuscan (an Italian blended red). If you are feeling celebratory, splurge on Ramian Chardonnay from California’s Napa Valley or a French Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne. Other wine offerings come from Argentina, Spain, and South Africa.
Of course, Kitchen at Union Square offers much more than wine. The restaurant is already known for its Farm-to-Table philosophy, emphasizing fresh, regional, seasonal and sustainable ingredients; this dedication to local ingredients is mirrored by their Garden-to-Glass specialty cocktails, introduced this fall. While making these cocktails, the staff at Kitchen use fresh-picked herbs grown in the garden that flanks the restaurant’s main entrance. The herbs grown onsite include pineapple sage, basil and stevia.
Kitchen at Union Square also boasts an impressive array of Sangrias, both red and white. Their most popular Sangria, the Queen Bee, features Bordeaux, New Amsterdam Peach Vodka, Peach Schnapps, Rocky Hill Honey and fresh mint. The mint, of course, comes straight from the garden.
Another favorite drink is the Champagne Cocktail, made from Zonin Prosecco, St. Elder and a twist. Or you could give the Kooper Union a try—with a scotch rinse, Chattanooga Whiskey and St. Elder, it’s sure to leave you thirsty for more.
From its delicious signature cocktails to its comprehensive wine list, Kitchen at Union Square is sure to impress. If you miss the first wine night this Monday, Oct. 6, be sure to drop by soon to gain a new appreciation for the art of pairing food and drink.