Attention book clubbees, meetup groups, friends, wine lovers in search of your peeps: Cru Cellars in South Tampa is expanding.
Located at 2506 S. MacDill Ave., the 2,000-square-foot space wine bar was voted Tampa's “Best Wine Bar” by Creative Loafing
, featuring more than 25 wines by the glass and seven wine flights. Cru recently expanded, adding a kitchen in February 2012 and is expected to further expand with a 35-seat Wine Garden.
Extending from the existing wine bar
, the Wine Garden will feature long banquette tables and chairs with the back half of the garden available to rent for private parties
. Greenery and plants will be added, as well a large window from the current wine bar.
“The rentable space will hold about 20 people for a cocktail or mingling-style event or about 10 to 12 in a sit-down dinner style event,” says Cru Cellars
owner Jennifer Bingham.
Cru will celebrate the Wine Garden grand opening on October 11th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event will coincide with the 3rd Annual Perfect Pairing wine tasting event, featuring a sneak peak of a new fall menu.
“This is the biggest and best tasting we do all year. Featuring six stations of wine, each will be paired perfectly with a small bite, cheese or dessert,” Bingham says. “A percentage of the net sales will go to The Children's Home
, as it has for the last two years.”
Designed by Hope Montgomery Ruhe and Jason Ruhe of In Bloom
, the new Fall menu
will debut mid-October 2012 including a new Saturday and Sunday wine brunch menu featuring breakfast and lunch options by chef Josh Burton.
Writer: Alexis Quinn Chamberlain
Source: Jennifer Bingham, Cru Cellars