The wine bar side of James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef Aaron Silverman’s all-day eatery, Little Pearl, is kicking off 2018 with a handful of new snacks and nearly two dozen by-the-glass selections.
The highly anticipated coffee shop joined the dining scene last month, introducing itself to the neighborhood with potato doughnuts, fried chicken sandwiches, and pretzel-flavored gelato. The wine bar component, which came online January 2, ups the ante with more indulgences (see full menu below).
Featured snacks ($1.50 to $11) include smoked onion dip with chips, anchovy toast, a “crispy” potato with cod roe hollandaise, spring rolls made with savory Japanese pancakes (okonomiyaki), as well as “angeled” eggs.
Wine lovers can choose from individual servings ($10 to $17) of three roses, four sparklers (two of which are non-alcoholic), six whites, and nine reds. The wine team favors imports, keeping handy garnatxa from Spain, sauvignon blanc from France, fizzy chenin blanc from Australia, and an organic “orange” wine from Italy. There’s also four bottles available for purchase ($25 to $32), including a youthful gamay (2014) and a teenage Müller-Thurgau from Switzerland (2005).
The fledgling operation is managed by career changer Kristen Hamilton, a former HR professional who got a crash course in the hospitality industry by rising through the ranks at Michelin-starred Rose’s Luxury and Pineapple and Pearls.