All too frequently when restaurants shutter they usually like to proclaim statements such as "currently looking for a new location in which to reopen," or "plans to relocate" blah blah blah. As it goes, they usually never do reopen, how ever here is one that has, or is about to. Reopen, that is. Let's give a round of applause to Vinoteque on Melrose, the second generation restaurant that could, which will soft open on Friday. The original Vinoteque in Culver City "temporarily" shuttered to resolve liquor license issues, but the resolve never came and the wine bar eventually fully shuttered. However, the wine bar is now about to reopen at 7469 Melrose next door to The Foundry.
The small plate and wine bar concept is still the same, but this time around the venture is only owned by one of the original partners from the Culver City location, Gil Ran. The kitchen will be run by Joshua Smookler, who has trained under Mr. Thomas Keller (seriously?) and who was also the former wine director at Bouley (NYC), so no shocker here, the restaurant will offer an extensive wine list. The Vinoteque team happened to send out an email today, and for those interested in the soft opening, all food will be priced 30% off Friday, Sat, Mon, and Tue, with the grand opening next Thursday August 6. Just shoot an email over to 'em to request a reservation.
·The Shutter: Pinkberry in Brentwood, Vinoteque Still Closed in Culver City [~ELA~]
·BREAKING: Vinoteque Can't Serve Wine, Shutters [~ELA~]
·The Dish: The Park, Vinoteque, The Oak Room [~ELA~]