October 25, 2015 by Drafts & Crafts
I had the wonderful opportunity to join other local creatives in welcoming Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant to Jacksonville!
This past Friday evening, Jason and I attended a VIP media preview party to welcome Cooper’s Hawk to the Jacksonville Town Center. I was thrilled to welcome a new winery to Jacksonville along side other Jax creatives! Cooper’s Hawk is known for their special wine and culinary pairing guide. Each meal comes with a wine recommendation, but even cooler, they sell spices and other goodies that come with recommended wine to pair them with. Each spice is marked with a number, which represents a coordinating wine. Cooper’s Hawk prides itself on their unique pairing features. The staff was extremely friendly and were eager to talk about and recommend their favorite wines.
We were greeted upon arrival with a bubbly sip from the lovely hostesses. We began by pareusing the entrance and tasting room that is full of gifts and wine. Cooper’s Hawk has over 25 wine selections, champagnes, whites, reds, ice wine, roses, and dessert wine, like port. In the lobby, they also sell spices, spreads, appearal, and homemade dessert. Each spice and spread comes with a recommendation of wine pairing! Simple and delicous!!
Look at the beautiful light fixtures in one of the dining rooms! The restaurant is extremly spacious with 3 large rooms for dinning, one being a large room that could accomdate any private party. We eneded our tour in the private room where there was small bites and wine waiting for us.
We were able to try the Chef’s special cheese plate. The cheese selections are from small farms and change monthly. The Pork Belly Tostadas and Cooper’s Hawk Calamari were my favorite! I would definitely recommend either of these two appetizers to begin with when you visit Cooper’s Hawk. Of course, they will come with a recommended wine to enjoy with it,
We enjoyed being guests at Cooper’s Hawk launch party. The general manager, hotesses, staff, and bartenders were excellent and extremly knowledgeable about what they have to offer. There are currently 20 locations and the owners plan to open 4 more by the end of next year. Cooper’s Hawk is also located in Orlando and Tampa, so if you are looking for a fabulous dining experince, I would recommend checking the wine-filled restaurant out!
Is everyone getting ready for halloween? I have been so busy and I am terribly sad that I did not share a new Halloween craft or recipe on the blog. I am going to do some bake some of my old favorites this week. Be sure to check out some ideas from last year that I shared, Pumpkin Spice Latte cupcakes, grave yard pudding, or brown-butter Fall Rice Kripsie treats!!
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