Spending sunny afternoons into sunset at Parkview’s St. Vincent winegarden is what we’ve been waiting for all through the winter. Fred Uku (by way of the Red Hen) runs the wine program, that spans a range of Los Bermejos’ entrancing Canary Islands rosé, to the savory frappato of Sicily’s COS, and magnums of “Splash,” Château Barouillet’s pét-nat from east of Bordeaux. Beyond their cheese & charcuterie selections, Chef Sam Molavi (previously at Compass Rose), has the kitchen firing a delectable series of new dishes: Think duck confit croquettes, king crab bucatini, and amchur-spiced fried chicken.
Fortunately, between their expansive backyard, filled with gravel, planted with elm and cherry trees, and festooned with string lights (all an homage to Bacchanal in New Orleans, of course), and the antique brick, wood and damask coverings inside, with vintage Tiffany lamps setting the mood, there isn’t bad seat in the house. Inside or out.
Dining status: Rear garden, indoor, and balcony dining are open for reservations. And all wines are available to go at 25% off list price.