Hyde Park wine bar and restaurant Vino Vino expanded its team with two new members: former Apis chef Adam Brick and previous Parkside Projects beverage director Paul Ozbirn and. Both are now partners with founding co-owner Kelly Bell.
Vino Vino is currently open, but will close from Sunday, November 12 through Tuesday, November 14. It will be open for limited service Wednesday, November 15, with full service starting on Friday, November 17.
Changes include a new wine list focused on Old World and New World bottles under advanced sommelier Ozbirn and and assistant wine director Alex Roberts. The menu will be revamped by Brick, with ingredients sourced locally. There will be small plates like oysters topped with smoked tomato and yuzu ice, aged beef tartare, larger entrees like Cornish chicken confit, and sweets like sweet potato custard. Scope out the full menu below.
Future plans include adding three-course meals focusing on various wine regions from around the globe on the weekend
Vino Vino’s physical restaurant space will undergo renovations, which will include new banquettes and tables. The kitchen was changed to suit Brick’s needs too.
The new Vino Vino will preview its menu changes before its reopening with two pop-up dinners. These will be held at Foreign & Domestic on Sunday and Monday, November 12 and 13. The three-course dinner will be $35 (with wine pairings, the dinner is $60). Reservations are recommended.
Brick left Spicewood destination Apis and its casual counterpart Pizzeria Sorellina, last month. Ozbirn worked for Wink and Paggi House before overseeing all of Parkside Projects restaurants’ beverage programs.
Vino Vino opened in 2006 by Bell and Jeff Courington. They followed that with the short-lived Italian restaurant Al Fico, which opened in October 2015 and closed in May 2016. Courington has not been part of the Vino Vino team since January 2017.
This post has been updated to clarify when Vino Vino will close and reopen, the current assistant wine director,