Entertainments writer, and food enthusiast, Palm Beach Gardens campus
The Gardens Mall has now leased a new space over to the brand new Cooper’s Hawk winery and restaurant. Founded in 2005 by Tim McEnery, this new award winning dining experience features a Napa-style tasting room and has already opened its doors in 23 different locations, along with plans for 7 more this year.
The newest Cooper’s Hawk establishment held a private media event just a few days before their grand opening on Monday, April 17th. The Beachcomber was amongst those invited to bring our readers the inside scoop on the hottest new opening in town. During the media event, we met with the management and marketing behind the Cooper’s Hawk in PBG. As we toured the restaurant, what stood out most were the four distinct components of the its layout: an upscale casual dining area, a full-service bar/lounge area, private event space, along with the tasting room and artisanal market that was sure to amaze first-time guests. To top it all off, Cooper’s Hawk also offers an outdoor dining area for those who want to enjoy Florida’s sunshine.
The winery tour started off with an offer to sample a glass of the restaurant’s handcrafted red wine from their “barrel reserve.” All guests get a chance to have a little taste of what’s new inside their barrel and what is being made fresh inside the restaurant.
Within their tasting room, guests and wine club members get to try out white and red wines while engaging with Cooper’s Hawk wine experts to learn more about the wines being blended at hand. Non-wine drinkers may feel more comfortable in the full-scale bar and lounge area where cocktails, beer and bar appetizers are offered daily.
At Cooper’s Hawk, guests are offered an opportunity to join a monthly wine club membership. Almost like having a gym membership – only much better because it involves food and wine. The idea behind their vastly growing wine club is to enhance one’s experience with wine through special events, food pairings, exclusive offers and deals, and engage members within a lifestyle where you reap the privileges of a true sommelier. You never know, you could meet your next wine buddy, or enhance your learning and taste buds through this exclusive club!
With an increasing amount of restaurants moving into the Palm Beaches, we gladly welcome The Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant to Palm Beach Gardens, and wish them all the luck with their new space within the Gardens Mall. Be sure to check them out and let us know what you think of their food and drinks.