Managed by Coury Hospitality, Grapevine’s Hotel Vin has quickly become the go-to place for unique dining experiences, top-notch drinks, and nights that last past 10 p.m. The stunning 120-room boutique hotel is part of the Autograph Collection, so you know it. it provides the perfect backdrop for an outing with family and friends. If that wasn’t enough, the hotel’s latest concept, the WineYard Grille + Bar, was recently unveiled to the public.
The team behind Bacchus Kitchen + Bar and Magnum Speakeasy have teamed up with executive chef Juan Pablo Silva to put a new spin on the outdoor patio overlooking Vintage Railroad in Grapevine. The plush, lawned area, lit with strings of warm Edison bulbs and seasonal outdoor heaters, is an inviting place to enjoy a cocktail and live music on cooler nights. The addition of the WineYard Grille + Bar elevates the outdoor experience on the sprawling North Lawn.
Texas meets Mediterranean-style barbecue in the form of smoked meats and rich, flavorful sides in this casual, yet refined, pet-friendly space. The fusion fun starts with the old faithful Texas trio of pork ribs, beef brisket and whole chicken fresh from the smoker. Diners can then choose from a variety of European-influenced sauces. The Roquefort sauce brings elements of French-style blue cheese, while the spicier Brava sauce comes from Spain. Of course, purists will also be able to compare Silva Barbecue Sauce and see how it differs from their personal favorites.
Great barbecue needs higher sides, and Silva brought his A-game with down-home but inventive snacks like Black Truffle Manchego Fries and Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese, among others.
This hotel works well under pressure, even if it’s self-inflicted with a name like “Vin” in a town called Grapevine. WineYard and the entire property are pleased to offer an extensive list of national and international wines. Get a worldly vibe from Tuscan Sangiovese and Bordeaux by the glass, or stay closer to home with a California Cabernet.
Others may choose to get into the spirit with a Caramel Apple Mule made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, caramel syrup, apple cider and ginger ale. The aptly named Midnight Train combines rye, amaro, Montenegro, sweet vermouth and chocolate orange bitters in a cocktail that will warm you up if the lively atmosphere and patio heaters don’t.