The Bar Marco Wine Room

Published On March 31, 2014 | By Elisabeth Petras | Food & Drink
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photo credit – Nick Gill

We love the exciting food scene in Pittsburgh. Even with so many great eateries, we still marvel at the creative ways the restaurants in our area continue to impress and surprise us. This past month, the Strip District’s Bar Marco opened up its new Wine Room. This “restaurant within a restaurant” complements multiple delectable tastings with carefully-selected wines. The location of Bar Marco’s Wine Cellar, a former stop on the Underground Railroad, adds the perfect ambiance to your dinner. Plus, with only ten seats you’ll experience the pleasures of an intimate community gathering every time you visit.

At the beginning of March, over a year since coming to Bar Marco from Legume, Chef Jamilka Borges achieved her vision of opening the Wine Room. Each meal is carefully crafted combining the talents of Jamilka and wine director Sarah Thomas. The perfect pairings are an exact process and in order to know what delicacies await, you’ll have to experience the Wine Room for yourself. Co-owner Bobby Fry does tease that dishes may include some early harvest seasonal ingredients. For those who are curious about the dishes, you will receive Sarah’s handwritten menu when you leave.

The Wine Room is open Wednesday – Saturday, but because of the limited seating, reservations are required. Depending on your preferences, there are two seatings you can choose from. The first seating, where you will enjoy four courses for $55, starts at 6pm. The main seating at 8pm will sample anywhere from eight to twelve tasting plates. The cost is $125.

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