Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

2015 Best New Dining Experience: The Wine Room at Bar Marco

Because the room seats only 10 people, you can book it for your own special event or share it with other people who are bound to become new friends by the end of the evening.




photo courtesy of bar marco

 

Every Wednesday through Saturday night The Wine Room at Bar Marco hosts a special event, where Executive Chef Jamilka Borges prepares tasting menus that are beautiful reflections of her creativity. Her menu design begins with weather, but it’s not dictated strictly by time or temperature.

“I hate using the word ‘seasonal’ because there are a lot of things I do in The Wine Room [to] fit my mood not only because it’s in season. So in spring, you’ll see lighter dishes and in the winter heavier ones like braises, but if I get into something, like, say, making gnocchi, you’ll also see variations on that for awhile,” she says.

Each course is paired with a wine that often is biodynamic, natural or experimental in style. Dominic Fiore, who brings a wealth of experience from working at Daniel and Betony in New York, is the wine director.

“It’s exciting because it’s a conversation between the two of us,” says Borges, who debuted The Wine Room in February 2014 with original wine director Sarah Thomas.

What’s nearly as wonderful as the food and wine is the company you’ll keep during the 90-minute dining experience. Because the room seats only 10 people, you can book it for your own special event or share it with other people who are bound to become new friends by the end of the evening.

Indeed, that’s part of the magic of The Wine Room at Bar Marco; it feels much more like a dinner party at which you can just show up rather than a typical restaurant experience.

STRIP DISTRICT: 2216 Penn Ave., downstairs
412/471-1900; barmarcopgh.com

 

 

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module

Edit ModuleShow Tags

2015 Best Restaurants

2015 Delicious Design Winner: Sienna Mercato is Three Restaurants in One

2015 Delicious Design Winner: Sienna Mercato is Three Restaurants in One

Each restaurant merits commendation for its design; together they are one of the most impressive dining spaces in the city.
2015 Delicious Design Winner: Not One Bad Seat at Altius

2015 Delicious Design Winner: Not One Bad Seat at Altius

The space formerly occupied by the Georgetown Inn has undergone an incredible transformation.
Special Events that Help Shape Pittsburgh's Food Scene

Special Events that Help Shape Pittsburgh's Food Scene

Our independent Restaurant Review Panel wanted to highlight a number of special dining events this year that enhanced the city’s culinary experiences.
Best Restaurants 2015

Best Restaurants 2015

Which 33 establishments did our independent Restaurant Review Panel include among its top picks this year? Find them here.
The Right Recipe: Spy Inside 5 Killer Kitchens

The Right Recipe: Spy Inside 5 Killer Kitchens

Executive chefs often are given much of the credit for their restaurants’ success, but that praise would be hard to bestow if each did not lead an outstanding kitchen brigade.
2015 Best New Dining Experience: The Wine Room at Bar Marco

2015 Best New Dining Experience: The Wine Room at Bar Marco

Because the room seats only 10 people, you can book it for your own special event or share it with other people who are bound to become new friends by the end of the evening.
Pittsburgh Chefs Share Opinions on Customers, Each Other

Pittsburgh Chefs Share Opinions on Customers, Each Other

We polled some of the city's top chefs for an insider's look on the industry.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

The 412

Five Fun Facts about Pittsburgh Bridges

With more than 440 bridges in the city to choose from, VisitPITTSBURGH shows off the most interesting bridges within the city in its new Official Visitors Guide.

WQED Event to Celebrate Mister Rogers Forever Stamp

USPS will dedicate a new forever stamp to Fred Rogers and celebrate with a party in March.

Peters Township Native Wins Silver Medal in Speed Skating

After swine flu kept him from competing in Sochi in 2014, short track speed skater John-Henry Krueger finally won a spot on the podium at the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.

Where's the Flu Bug Biting Hardest? There's an App for That

The Doctors Report Illness Tracker has the scoop on germ hotspots all over the region and beyond.

Meet Pittsburgh's James Beard Award Semifinalists

Pittsburgh has eight nominations in six categories.

Urban Beekeeping Creating Environmental Buzz in Pittsburgh

No backyard? No problem. The country’s first community apiary brings beekeeping to the city.
Edit Module