Raise a glass, this Friday, May 25th is National Wine Day, and we are way too excited to celebrate. With wineries already becoming popular weekend destinations for locals and visitors alike, choosing a place to spend the holiday may be tricky. What’ll it be – a restaurant or tasting room? Deciding on the perfect spot could be tricky, so here are five different locations all around Los Angeles where we recommend spending one of our favorite national holidays…
- Obicà – Mozzarella Bar, Pizza e Cucina (Sunset, Century City, Santa Monica)
With delicious and fresh pizza, pasta and charcuterie boards, it would be difficult not to find something that paired perfectly with your favorite glass of wine. Speaking of wine, there are over 50 different selections of imported bottles from sparkling to whites to reds to rosé.
- Barsha – Wine & Spirits Tasting Room (Manhattan Beach)
If variety and small bites are what you’re after, a tasting room is a perfect substitute for a crowded winery. Barsha in Manhattan Beach offers up wine and beer flights that you can select from the specialty flight of the month or create your own – everybody wins.
- Toscanova – Ristorante (Century City)
Toscanova not only serves traditional, exquisite Italian dishes, they also have a private, intimate dining room that can be reserved for up to 20 guests. If Wine Day is truly a celebration of the masses for your friends and family, sip on your favorite Italian wines in a room surrounded by bottles stored perfectly in the cellars enclosing the room.
- Osteria La Buca – Tavern (Melrose, Los Angeles)
Osteria La Buca is truly a hole in the wall that serves some of the most deliciously innovative Italian food in Los Angeles. This tavern focuses on grass-roots Italian with a menu that utilizes all of the beautiful, fresh produce that southern California has to offer. The wine list is constantly changing, so be sure to ask for off-the-menu bottles, and if your party decides to purchase one of the bottles offered, the $20 corkage fee is waived – salute.
- Angelini – Osteria (Fairfax)
If Wine Day falls on date night, have an intimate, luxurious wine dinner at Angelini Osteria, the sister restaurant to deli-style Angelini Alimentari. Pair delicious pasta and classic yet refined Italian entrees with wine by the glass or carafe. Not only does Angelini Osteria offer the classic sparkling, red and white selections, but you can even have sweet “dolce” wine with dessert or a nice port wine to finish off your meal.
Wherever you decide to spend national Wine Day this Friday – cheers, take time to stop and smell the rosè.