Chef Lenore Nolan Ryan launching Grapes Wine Cafe and Market in Fort Lauderdale


Popular South Florida Chef Lenore Nolan Ryan is launching Grapes Wine Cafe and Market in Fort Lauderdale with new dinner menu of wine-based dishes to complement her curated boutique wine list. She also is re-launching Bubbles & Brunch on Sundays.

The official opening, of Grapes Wine Cafe and Market will be Jan. 29, 2021, with complimentary Champagne and hors d’oeuvres from 4:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m., along with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Dinner will be served – reservations are required – at two seatings at 6:00 at 8:00 p.m., that evening.

“My new venture grew organically, from my love of cooking and entertaining. I missed cooking, for my friends and clients, so I decided to launch Grapes Wine Cafe and Market,’’ Ryan said. “This is a warm and welcoming place, where I can offer all of my favorite recipes – paired with some fabulous wines – in an inviting, relaxed, and safe spot.’’

Happy Hour will run from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday, and feature half-price glasses of wine and bottles of wine from a select menu.  Additionally, diners can opt for a select glass of wine and one of three flatbreads for $15. Flatbreads include goat cheese, caramelized onions, and thyme; tomato, basil, and mozzarella; and pepperoni, marinara, and mozzarella.

Dinner entrees will include Ligurian pasta with pancetta, olives, tomatoes, olive oil, and white wine; butter-basted steak with cognac and red wine peppercorn sauce; grilled salmon with spinach, white wine, and tomatoes; white wine chicken with heirloom mushrooms; red wine and blue cheese lamb hache with tobacco onions; red wine spaghetti with garlic and Parmesan; and Mediterranean cod with tomatoes, olives, and red wine.

Bubbles & Brunch will debut on Feb. 14, 2021 and will be served each Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Photo: Charcuterie and cheese board from Grapes Wine Cafe and Market (Chef Lenore Nolan Ryan)

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