Toast Enoteca & Cucina Celebrates Second Anniversary with the Launch of a Retail Priced Wine Shop, Free Validated Parking and New Spring Menu

 April 27, 2012

Celebrating its second anniversary this month, Toast Enoteca & Cucina, a restaurant and wine bar located in San Diego’s East Village, has launched a new wine shop and retail wine program. Toast has introduced lower retail prices on its portfolio of 300 wines, which are now available for purchase to go and can also be enjoyed at the restaurant with an additional $7 corkage fee.

Toast boasts a wide collection of wines from all over the world including Italy, Spain, Germany, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and throughout California. The restaurant offers a diverse selection difficult to find at many wine shops and restaurants throughout San Diego. A variety of styles and price ranges are offered, and bottles range from an $11 South African Stellenbosch “Mulderbosch” Cabernet Sauvignon to a $59 Napa Valley Stags' Leap Petite Syrah and upward to more exclusive wines, such as the Australian Hundred Acre "Ancient Way" Shiraz, priced at $400 per bottle.

Martin Gonzalez, owner and executive chef of Toast Enoteca & Cucina said, “Our goal has always been to introduce diners to wines they may not be familiar with. Our wine list grows and evolves, along with the tastes of our guests. It’s a fun and rewarding process to educate diners and introduce them to something new. The new retail wine program will allow us to keep doing this.”

A guest favorite at Toast is the state-of-the-art Enomatic wine tasting machines. Using a card pre-loaded with a certain amount of money, guests can taste wines typically only available by the bottle at other restaurants by the one-ounce pour, or by the glass.

In addition to its new wine shop and retail wine, Toast is also serving a new seasonal menu. Highlights include:

- COZZE EN SALSA PICCANTE, Sauteed mussels in a spicy white garlic sauce

- CAVOLFIORE BICOLORE IN SALSA BIANCA, Purple and white cauliflower in a garlic and white wine cream sauce

- POLLO ALLA MELAGRANA, Chicken breast in a mushroom sauce and pomegranate served with roasted cauliflower

Toast now offers free validated parking for guests that spend $20 at lunch or $50 at dinner. Parking is available underneath the restaurant in the Diamond View Tower underground lot. This offer excludes parking on holidays and Padres’ home games.

Toast Enoteca & Cucina is the second concept from restaurateur Martin Gonzalez, owner and executive chef of award-winning Acqua Al 2. For additional information about Toast Enoteca & Cucina please visit

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