Southern Spanish Cuisine & Vintage European Wine Bars In Cobble Hill
First, tonight begins at La Vara. Though the menu is mostly sporting Southern Spanish cuisine, its Jewish and Moorish influences don’t go unnoticed. You'll be blown away by their Sobrasada con Miel (Menorcan spreadable sausage with honey on charred bread), Cochinillo (slow-cooked crispy suckling pig with rose petal quince sauce and chimichurri), and Pincho de Ceuta (Gibraltar-style grilled chicken hearts with fresh herb salad and lime-date vinaigrette). Apart from the food, La Vara’s adorable powder blue and gold facade and rounded marble bar top are equally impressive. Just be sure to pair your meal with one of their craft drinks.
After dinner, go for a change of scenery at June. This charming wine bar has an almost dreamy ambiance, marrying vintage European with Brooklyn quirk. With exposed bulbs lining the bar and walls, as well as rounded wooden booths coated in a rich burgundy finish divided by stained glass partitions, June will have no trouble holding your attention. Which is especially true once you order a drink. Their long list of European wines include highlights like their Greek Sclavos Tsaousi, Spanish Listán Blanco “Benje” Envínate, and French Savagnin “Fleur de Savagnin” Domaine de la Tournelle. (Hint: they somehow taste even better outside in June’s picturesque garden patio.)
268 Clinton Street, Brooklyn
231 Court Street, Brooklyn