You know from the very moment that you step up to that handsome front door, showcased perfectly by rich dark wood, beveled leaded glass transoms, and overhead lighting, that on the other side is something special.
You open the door and there it is. Murmuring history from the beautifully reclaimed brick. And made casually elegant by the soft glow of upward lighting against the walls. Something with heart, hard work, and hope, in every nook and cranny. And then there’s the food…
Wine Spot is a place to enjoy tapas and charcuterie. With cocktails and wine. With friends, and family.
The space itself showcases the heritage nature of the Bolton downtown. The food, with Matt’s sister Chantelle Faria as Head Chef, is full-flavoured, enticingly plated, and will leave you wanting more.
Tapas and charcuterie are meant for sharing so we decided, correctly, that the best approach was to order several different dishes and the four of us share each dish.
My favourite in the Crostini & Breads category was the Brie, Fig Jam and Serrano Ham. Each complemented the other perfectly.
Next we ordered one of the Boards, the Shaved Sirloin Footlong smothered with goat cheese, a sprinkle of arugula, roasted red peppers and with a red wine reduction. In a word, totally delicious – OK that’s two – but true.
Really cute and tasty describes the Gilda Skewers, with anchovy, olives and pickled peppers. Another nice revelation? Warm Olives with a twist of citrus, who knew?
Matt, a trained Mixologist, clearly oversaw the creation of a cocktail menu that will surprise as much as impress. I’d love to learn the story, as I’m sure there is one, behind one signature cocktail, Not Just A Hairdresser.
Whether you crave a roaring 20’s style drink like a Sidecar, a hand-crafted kickass cocktail like a Smoke & Spice Margarita, a mainstay like a Manhattan, or a straight-up great glass of wine, this family-run tapas bar is hands down an awesome go-to spot.
The Wine Spot is at 23 Queen Street North, Bolton
Reservations are booked online via the website: WineSpot.ca