If vino is the specialty, count on classed-up versions of the bar food you love most.
The sprinkling of bell peppers and green onion is where similarities end between typical nachos and D'vine Wine Bar's ($11). This elegant version replaces tortilla with crisp house-made wonton chips, beef with lightly seared ahi tuna and cheese with a swirl of soy. Intense wasabi sour cream finishes the dish. 836 W. St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, 216-241-8463, dvinewinebar.com
An ode to the more than 100 wines at Battery Park Wine Bar, this flatbread ($11) combines ingredients that go well with vino. The crisp flatbread layered with a peppery arugula pesto is finished with creamy slices of camembert and plenty of roasted red seedless grapes for a bite of salty and sweet all at once. 7524 Father Frascati Ave., Cleveland, 216-631-9463, batteryparkwinebar.com
The trio ($6) of organic garlic and herb cheese, portobello mushroom with goat cheese, and cheddar habanero comes from Pierogies of Cleveland. But Clifton Martini & Wine Bar adds its own touch. After pan-frying each in butter and onions, they're served with a caramelized onion sauce and a side of sour cream. 10427 Clifton Blvd., Cleveland, 216-965-0221, cliftonmartini.com
Sunday, October 30, 2011 5:40:33 PM by Michele
The Flatbreads at Battery Park Wine Bar are delicious another favorite of mine is the Cured Meat Flatbread. Good food good wine and all so reasonably priced. Check this place out!!