Sneak Peek: Wine Bar George at Disney Springs
Wine Bar George, a 200-seat wine bar, is one of the most highly anticipated additions to coming to Disney Springs. Wine Bar George will offer more than 130 selections of wine by the ounce, glass, and bottle in a range of varietals, vintages, and prices. As for food, small plates, artisan cheese and charcuterie boards, and sharable entrées designed to complement the wine list.
The biggest reason for all of the excitement surrounding Wine Bar George is owner, George Miliotes. George is a renown wine expert, in fact he is a Master Sommelier, one of only 249 in the world. “It is my responsibility to bring joy to the wine list and the experience,” said George. “I want Wine Bar George to encourage conversations of what is brilliant and special in the wine world.”
Executive Chef Ron Rupert, who will be at the helm at Wine Bar George, and Karen McClintock & Alex Dunlap, Disney Food & Beverage Content Relations were invited to sample what will be served at Wine Bar George. Ron’s philosophy in the kitchen at Wine Bar George is simple. “I want to create delicious food that pairs well with wine. I pull flavors from around the world that are relevant – that create memories.” Here is a sneak peek at some of his dishes:
Grilled Octopus with Lemon Vinaigrette – This light and refreshing salad has tender pieces of Spanish octopus (a result of grilling then chilling the octopus) with a touch of acidity from the lemon vinaigrette.
The Big Board – An impressive selection of six artisan cheeses and five crafted meats that serves two or more.
Crispy Mac & Cheese Bites – These crispy cheesy bites are surprisingly light. Served with tomato nage and Pecorino, they are Ron’s imaginative take on a grilled cheese with tomato soup.
Porchetta Spiced Pork Cheeks – Served with a creamy three-cheese polenta, these small bites of meaty goodness are cooked long and slow to perfection. The orange gremolata takes it over the top.
Grilled Whole Greek Sea Bass – One of the “family-style plates” that serves two or more, this light and tender whole fish is served with cannelloni bean ragoût and seasonal vegetables.
Olive Oil Cake – This moist cake with a rich olive oil flavor is served with candied olives and lemon mascarpone.
As soon as we get an opening date and a full menu, we will share it with you!
News & Media Source: Disney Parks Blog