The name AVVINO comes from the wine term, "Avvinare", the traditional European practice of priming stemware and decanters for proper wine service. You pour a small sip of wine in the glass, swirl it, pour it into the next glass, and repeat before finally discarding the sample. The glass you then serve has only the pure wine from the bottle, nothing altering its essential aroma or flavor.
AVVINO opened in 2013 serving contemporary American and worldly cuisine. Chef Tim Caschette’s fiercely seasonal menu showcases the restaurant’s bonds with local farmers and purveyors. Janine Wasley takes the beverage program very seriously offering a carefully chosen wine list with close to 200 selections and forever changing cocktail program also taking inspiration from seasonal offerings. The restaurant offers three dining experiences: The Main Dining Room, Meyer’s Den and The Patio (seasonal).