Bayou Wine Garden opens Saturday in Mid-City

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Bayou Wine Garden opens Saturday (Jan. 23) in Mid-City on N. Rendon Street. - COURTESY BAYOU WINE GARDEN
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  • Bayou Wine Garden opens Saturday (Jan. 23) in Mid-City on N. Rendon Street.

The crew behind Bayou Beer Garden launches Bayou Wine Garden (315 N. Rendon St., 504-826-2925) at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23.

The spacious indoor-outdoor project swaps brews for wines — 24 of which are served on tap. Owner/partner David Demarest says the selection features mostly new world wines. There's also a full bar with a creative cocktail menu. 

The roughly1,500-square-foot space has a rustic, wine country feel, outfitted in sinker cypress wood, pressed tin accents, exposed brick walls and tabletops resting on wine barrels. Outside, an open-air patio connects to the adjoining beer space and features a separate, standalone bar and ample patio seating.

While the kitchen at the beer garden turns out pub grub, Bayou Wine Garden will serve a selection of shared plates from an open kitchen with a wraparound bar. Selections include mix-and-match charcuterie and cheeses (all charcuterie is cured in-house). Eventually the spot also will function as a take-out store offering bottled wine, roughly 25 types of cured meats and sandwiches.

Small plates and salads include chorizo and cheese wontons served with sofrito vinaigrette, bread sticks with vodka sauce and smoked chicken thigh Caesar salad. The menu includes six sandwiches featuring creative combinations like a cane syrup bacon and brie medley on brioche with basil-blueberry-black pepper compote; tempura battered smoked shrimp are served on a pistolette; and the duck Cubano includes duck ham and duck confit.

Beginning Feb. 15, the team behind Two Girls One Shuck will shell out oysters during happy hour from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Friday through Sunday, the neighboring beer hall will host crawfish boils until the end of the season.

Bayou Wine Garden will be open from 11 a.m. until closing daily.

For more information, visit the website here.

COURTESY BAYOU WINE GARDEN
  • COURTESY BAYOU WINE GARDEN



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