Grand Cru has re-opened with a new owner and look, but the same charm. We went in for a few drinks to celebrate a friends birthday. They have a decent happy hour – three or so wines, a beer, and a daily punch for $6.
I chose this light and crisp Vinho Verde from Portugal. It was on happy hour, but still reasonably priced off of happy hour. I really liked this wine. Even if you don’t like anything on the menu by the glass, you can pick one of their many many bottles varying in price from $12 to over $50. That is one of my favorite part of this place. Plus, the folks behind the bar have a decent wine knowledge, so feel free to ask all your questions.
They have a limited menu right now, everything was tempting. We went with the Parts and Labor meats with a companion cheese plate. Oh my, I love a cheese and charcuterie plate. They also have a bunch of oysters. We opted for the roasted ones that were baked and covered with a little cheese. They reminded me of the oysters I had in New Orleans. I feel sad that I ate everything too quickly and didn’t take the pictures.
If you get to Grand Cru before 8pm, you can also have food from Belvedere Market. After our snacks we shared a few more things from the Market: ramen with carrot and zucchini noodles and an italian sammich with steak, peppers and provolone.