After celebrating eleven successful years, Old Vine Café is ready to begin a second chapter with a new location and updated name to reflect the expanded offerings. The beloved and award-winning restaurant Old Vine Café will re-open as Old Vine Kitchen & Bar at The Camp in February 2019. New offerings include a full bar, a cozy ‘Living Room’ lounge area, and a larger enclosed outdoor patio.
Co-owners Kate Perry and Mark McDonald took active roles in designing the new location, which includes an art installation by Orange County designer Mark Gerardi that was custom-commissioned to separate the bar and dining room spaces. The Living Room lounge is set up for enjoying cocktails on cozy love seats, and the dining room showcases abstract paintings by artist Paul Kole.
Old Vine Kitchen & Bar will continue to serve their award-winning breakfast and lunch seven days a week with unique brunch offerings such as the Rabbit Mole with braised rabbit, eggs, pasilla and cashew mole, queso fresco, and fresh-baked cornbread; Torta de Lengua with tender, slow-cooked beef tongue, tomatillo salsa, pickled serrano chile, and pepperjack cheese; and the Porcini Mushroom Mac & Cheese with a blend of four cheeses. For dinner, served Tuesday to Saturday evenings, the restaurant will offer a la carte menu items along with their hallmark tasting menus with wine pairings. A la carte items include choices like the Indonesian Curry Shrimp with large prawns, lemongrass curry sauce, and flash-fried glass noodles; and the Seared Octopus with sourdough sand, celery, Meyer lemon emulsion, and garlic-infused extra virgin olive oil. To learn more about the tours and the restaurant, please visit https://www.oldvinekitchenbar.com.