This will be our second visit to the Colonial Wine Bar on Melrose Avenue just west of La Brea. Owner Maryann Reyes is offering our Gay Winos group a special 35% discount--$32.50 per person (plus tax & gratuity) over the regular $50 per person price for their special "Under The Italian Sun" Italian dinner featuring a three course meal and paired wines from the Piedmont, Tuscany and Umbria regions of Italy + a post dinner dessert wine.
Our first visit to the Colonial was for their acclaimed Saturday happy hour and the food, wine and service were great.
It is conveniently located in the middle of the city and is one of the few wine bars that offers truly sophisticated food items to compliment their wonderful selection of wines. The atmosphere is warm and cozy, but not pretentious.
Parking: Street parking can usually be found within a block or two of walking distance or you can avail yourself of valet parking around the corner from the restaurant.
If we can get a reasonable turn out, Maryann will consider hosting future themed wine tasting nights where we can learn about regional wines and enjoy small food plates. But we need to walk before we run and I am hoping that we can return her generosity by having a decent turnout on this night.
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