A bartender pal of mine celebrated her 25th birthday yesterday. A bunch of us took her out last night.
The location of this shindig changed three or four times in the past week. It wound up at Northampton Wines on downtown Greenville's Broad Street.
It was a fine choice.
I have been to Northampton several times for a glass or bottle of wine. In addition to selling bottles of wine to take home, it also sells bottles of wine and wine by the glass to consume on site.
They have a tasting room off of the main showroom, but in the showroom itself, there is a very nice bar and several high-top tables. You can either select a bottle, which the bartender will open for you, to share or there is always a menu of wines available by the glass.
There is a small corkage fee, but if you get there before 6 pm, they waive that charge. Otherwise you are drinking out and paying retail.
I thought we were just there to have a bottle or two of wine; well more like eight or nine, but we then adjourned to the dining room where we had dinner.
This was my first experience eating there, so this was an adventure of sorts.
The food was outstanding. It is an a la cart menu, but prices are fairly reasonable.
In a group containing no less than eight people who work in the restaurant biz, that no one had a complaint or even a negative comment is high praise indeed.
I will return.