The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, recognized as one of South Florida's premier shopping destinations for its sophisticated level of merchandising and ambiance, will welcome Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant during late 2018. Cooper’s Hawk will offer shoppers another fine dining option when it opens on the property’s upper level overlooking the main entrance.
The 15,000-square foot second floor location will mirror the restaurant chain’s philosophy of creating a distinctive layout and décor, but will carry the same warmth and elegance that guests have come to expect. Unique to this location will be a new elevator inside the mall at the valet parking entrance to provide easy access.
“We are excited to announce Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant’s newest location at The Galleria which will add another dimension to our already coveted collection of dining options,” says Mark Trouba, general manager at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. “This nationally recognized restaurant’s wine-driven dining experience enjoys a loyal following and its upscale curated concept is sure to be a hit among our local guests and area visitors.”
Founded in 2005 by CEO Tim McEnery, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants is built upon the passionate belief that food and wine hold the power to forge lasting connections. The restaurant is a Napa-inspired eatery with a full bar, a winery-inspired private party space and an artisan retail market. Each item on the restaurant’s menu is perfectly paired with a preferred wine from its private wine label. The company currently has 30 locations in 8 states throughout the U.S. and has received nearly 500 wine awards from various local, national, and international wine competitions.
Executive Chef Matt McMillin has created a 110-item menu of American-fusion dishes featuring flavors from around the world. Guests will enjoy a carefully crafted selection of appetizers, salads, soups, specialty entrees, Angus beef burgers and homemade desserts. All items are paired with a wine, labeled on the menu by bin number, as suggested by the winemaker. Each menu item is made in the company’s scratch kitchen and incorporates peak-of-season ingredients.
The Cooper’s Hawk wine collection, guided by winemaker Rob Warren, is designed to please a range of palates, and includes selections that are accessible for those new to the world of wine, as well as complex and full-bodied options for more seasoned drinkers. The wines are sourced, blended, aged, bottled and distributed exclusively through Cooper’s Hawk. Explore the Cooper’s Hawk family of wines in a relaxed, inviting setting in the Napa-style Tasting Room. A tasting includes eight different wines and no reservation is necessary. The Cooper’s Hawk will also feature an artisan market featuring high-end decanters, wine accessories, and gifts, along with Cooper’s Hawk’s own gourmet food line, which allows guests to live the Cooper’s Hawk lifestyle at home.
The restaurant will also feature the Cooper’s Hawk Wine Club, an all-inclusive membership whose members are entitled to a winemaker’s newly released wine each month and other benefits including invitations to members-only events, exclusive discounts, points on purchases, birthday rewards and a Wine Club Newsletter.
“Cooper’s Hawk is a lifestyle brand centered around wine and focused on creating memorable moments that enrich lives,” says John Inserra, president of Cooper’s Hawk. “The concept is a fusion of familiar elements—winery, modern casual restaurant, Napa-style tasting room and artisanal retail market—that combined create an entirely new hospitality experience. We’re looking forward to welcoming guests and visitors from Fort Lauderdale and beyond.”
This addition will complement The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale’s existing lineup of fine dining options such as The Capital Grille, Truluck’s, Seasons 52 and P.F. Chang’s.
The lease was brokered by David Emihovich of Katz & Associates on behalf of Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant and Kim Salvatori, vice president, retail agency leasing for JLL.
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