Aventine Complex Restaurants Offer Eclectic Wine Selections Perfect for Every Price Point

October 28, 2012

The Aventine complex in UTC is giving San Diego wine enthusiasts the perfect place to please their palates with expertly-chosen wine lists, incredible specials on top-notch vino and a relaxing atmosphere perfect for swilling and sipping.  Truluck’s, Melting Pot, Fleming’s and Cafe Japengo offer a range of special options when it comes to wine. Patrons of Truluck’s are finding the perfect match for their succulent stone crab entrées; Melting Pot lovers are pairing their dark chocolate fondues with a classic red wine; steak aficionados are discovering the perfect glass of cabernet to match their meal at Fleming’s; and sushi enthusiasts are sipping high-end sakes with their rolls and sashimi at Cafe Japengo.

“There is a perfect wine for every palate and to match every dish and the sommeliers and wine managers at our restaurants are great at guiding diners to the best choice,” said Travis Gorzeman, manager of the Aventine. “Whether you want to find the best entrée and wine pairing, a bottle for a special occasion or just want to come in for a glass of wine during happy hour, the Aventine has something for everyone.”

Wine list promotions include:

Truluck’s 50 Incredible Wines at 50 Percent Off menu offers a list of 50 wines hand-picked by the restaurant’s sommelier. Bottles are sold at half price each Wednesday and available all night.

Melting Pot hosts its Wine Night every Wednesday with 50 percent off bottles regularly priced at less than $100. The list includes wines from around the world with a focus on California, Washington and Oregon wines.

Fleming’s recently debuted this year’s Fleming’s 100, an annual list of 100 wines by the glass that can be paired with different courses and appetizers. Eighty of these wines are chosen by the restaurant’s national wine directors, while 20 are selected by local Fleming’s managers and wine experts.

Cafe Japengo hosts sake tastings every month to give patrons the chance to sip trending incarnations of this ancient rice wine. Tastings typically include five different sakes and history lessons on how sake became a staple in Japanese cuisine. For more information on the tastings, visit www.cafejapengo.com.

The dining rooms at Truluck’s and Fleming’s open at 5 p.m. daily for dinner. The Melting Pot opens its doors for dinner at 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and at 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Cafe Japengo begins serving lunch on weekdays at 11 a.m. and dinner at 5:30 p.m. Truluck’s and Melting Pot both open for happy hour at 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Melting Pot opens for happy hour at 4 p.m. on Saturdays on Sundays.

The Aventine is an 11-acre upscale lifestyle and business complex that is home to the AAA Four Diamond Hyatt Regency hotel, an 11-story LEED Platinum Certified office building, Truluck’s, Fleming’s Steakhouse, Cafe Japengo, The Melting Pot and state-of-the-art fitness center and spa, The Sporting Club. Built in 1990 by renowned architect Michael Graves, the Aventine boasts a post-modern design inspired by Italian silhouettes. Situated in the “Golden Triangle” between the I-5 and I-805 on La Jolla Village Drive, the Aventine enjoys a central location easily accessible to La Jolla, UTC and downtown San Diego.

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