Zest Wine Bistro Opens Next Week

Lemon Grove resident and restaurateur, Karina Kravalis, is opening the doors to her latest anticipated project, Zest Wine Bistro. The intimate and slick bistro has been a dream for Kravalis, who saw an opportunity to provide something she felt her neighborhood was missing but wanting.

 

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“After all these years of owning Giardino, I’ve learned that Lemon Grove and East County love their wine,” said Kravalis. “There are so many of us who share a passion for good wine, and wanted a place to sip and toast. Zest is just that – a social gathering space to come try and learn about wine, and nosh on good food.”

 

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Sharable small plates

Zest’s menu features a variety of sharable small plates, like their Seafood Tostada with citrus white shrimp, scallops, octopus, mango, salsa fresca, avocado and chipotle aioli, Truffle Burrata with white truffle oil, pepper and crostini, Seared Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna with wasabi aioli, seaweed salad and citrus ponzu sauce, and well-stocked Charcuterie Boards with imported meats and cheese.

 

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What promises to be an intimate spot where the neighborhood gathers often for fine wine and food, Zest also provides monthly events focused on bringing the community together.

Afternoon Tea will take place the 3rd Saturday of each month, where a selection of fine teas is accompanied by pastries from local bakehouse, Knead, alongside savory bites from the kitchen.

Last Sunday Wine Tastings highlight select regions or varietals and are led by Zest’s sommelier with accompanied bites for the table.

Join the Wine Club

The wine list features known and lesser-known premium labels available by the glass and bottle. Zest also offers a Wine Club, giving guests access to unique labels and vintages available on a monthly basis. More details on what is included is on Zest’s website here.

 

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Zest is located at 8129 Broadway in Lemon Grove, sharing a driveway and parking lot with sister eatery, Giardino. They are open for bites and wine inside as well as on their cozy outdoor patio, Wednesday-Sunday from 4PM.

See you there, San Diego!