Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant opened its doors in June 2012 in Ohio’s popular Easton City Center Columbus, Ohio. Situated amidst a hubbub of fine dining and great shopping, Cooper’s Hawk is an excellent addition to the upscale area. Dubbed the modern casual dining experience, Cooper’s Hawk offers a special dining experience in Central Ohio. The dining and wine combination is nothing new to the restaurant circuit. However, Cooper’s Hawk presents a defining experience for diners and wine lovers alike. Building a reputation as both a winery and a restaurant, the owners carved a niche for themselves in the industry by producing wines from their private wineries.
Once inside the restaurant, diners can choose to sample in the house mix in the wine tasting room. The space is a popular hotspot peppered with people tasting, sampling and enjoying a mixture of choices. Moving towards the dining room, each diner is greeted with a display case of delicious treats, creating excitement and anticipation of an uncommon dining experience. Aesthetically pleasing, it invites diners to appreciate the delicious desserts. Plus, whether entering, departing, or stopping to browse, there’s an excellent selection of gifts in store for wine lovers. This added convenience allows diners to add to their own wine cellar, or make a thoughtful gift to the wine lover in their life.
Another popular feature of the famous winery is the wine club. For a reasonable monthly fee, diners can join a wine club and get exclusive access to newly released wines. In addition, members are invited to participate in wine tastings in addition to members-only events. Other benefits for wine clubs also include discounts and birthday gifts. Finally, listed on its website, Cooper’s Hawk offers wine club trips. This year’s ride will take place in Santa Barbara, California. Cooper’s Hawk club members will flank the city for tours of the vineyards, and scenic views!
Cooper’s Hawk offers wine and food connoisseurs an unparalleled dining experience. Offering a wide range of in-house brand wines, Cooper’s Hawk pairs menu items with select wine selections. Taking any guesswork out of the pairing process for veterans and novices alike, the winery assigns a number to each menu item that coincides with the perfect wine pairing.
The menu items are flavorful American cuisine providing every diner with a modern dining experience. Moisturizing the appetite with the famous pretzel bun served with butter, the menu items offer many American favorites including steaks and burgers, many entrees such as egg rolls or baked beetroot and goat cheese, and savory salads that may be an appetizer or meal. Salads include favorites like the house salad, the popular sliced salad, and the classic caesar salad. Diners will also find it easy to add the heartwarming soup to a selection of salads. Crab adds a twist to the traditional lobster bisque. Meanwhile, other soups that can be enjoyed are tortilla soup and artesian soup today.
Appetizer items cover many options from beef, to chicken, pork, seafood, pasta and sandwiches. All steaks and burgers are cooked to diner’s specifications. Meanwhile, chicken lovers can enjoy dishes like Dana’s parmesan-crusted chicken, Anne’s chicken saltimbocca, and Hawk Cooper’s chicken giardiniera. Other menu items such as bourbon bbq pork, ginger soy salmon and jambalaya offer an intensive menu choice for each palate.
The dessert menu is extensive and offers a wide range of options from chocolate-dipped strawberries to freshly made crème brûlée to lime pie. Of course port, expresso and wine to dessert pairings are offered to complete the dining experience. Every dessert is created from scratch daily.
For additional information about Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant, visit the website at
https://www.coopershawkwinery.com/. The website and restaurant are among the best!
By Leasa Simmons
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