This restaurant features a two-part wine program: a snapshot of 100 bottles under $100, and a 1,000-bottle Reserve list, thanks to Wine Director Kimberly Prokoshyn inheriting the cellar from her previous restaurant, the now-shuttered Rebelle. Rather than intimidating, the lively atmosphere and unpretentious Southern Italian cuisine makes it fun to explore.
From the Sommelier: “Today, several changes—like the boom of natural wine, the explosion of social media, even recent political movements—have really pushed the envelope on how we experience and understand wine. Questions of how wine should taste, cost, who gets to drink it, who is serving it, where it comes from, who makes it and how, are all relevant. The more educated the consumer is, the more wine professionals are pushed to be on top of their information and more importantly opens the door to a more interesting dining and wine experience. The image of wine being an elitist asset is changing, instead it is being seen as an artisanal beverage that can be consumed by the average person and used to elevate our daily lives.” —Kimberly Prokoshyn, Scampi
Dish We Loved: Lumache pasta with Manila clams, filone, tarragon pesto