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Iconic Kazimierz Space Re-Opens Now Offering Whiskey, LIVE Music and a New Vibe
New Ownership Acquired Space to Keep to the Kazimierz Tradition Alive in Old Town Scottsdale
(PRESS RELEASE) - It was with a heavy heart this past October that Peter Kasperski, former owner of Kazimierz Wine Bar, said goodbye and closed the doors of his iconic bar after 15 years.
In wanting to keep the tradition alive, Scottsdale Restaurateur Tommy Plato announced he has acquired the Kazimierz space on Stetson Drive and plans to re-open Kazimierz under the name Kazimierz Wine and Whiskey Bar on Thursday, January 24th at 4pm.
Plato, who currently owns The Second Story Liquor Bar says his Kazimierz Wine and Whiskey Bar will offer a similar ambiance but with a new vibe and updated space that includes new furniture, paint and décor. Plato has also added new exclusive VIP seating and a Whiskey Bottle Keep program where guests can store their high-end whiskey in lockers and other exclusive perks. Guests can also enjoy Happy Hour from 4pm to 7pm every day and the full menu will be available until close every night.
Additionally, Plato plans to introduce a new chef and menu, as well as a new Whiskey Ambassador program and LIVE music nightly. Legendary Jazz musician Dennis Rowland and Diana Lee will perform on opening night with other impressive acts to follow.
“Peter was a pioneer in Old Town and what he created here with Kazimierz in this space is exactly what Scottsdale needs,” said Tommy Plato. “I’m excited to keep this tradition alive but with an updated twist on a high-end establishment where you can go to have after-dinner drinks, light bites and great live music all night long in an upscale environment that caters to wine and cocktail enthusiasts,” said Plato.
Plato, who founded the highly successful Gelato Spot and Second Story Liquor Bar, calls Kazimierz the perfect synergy for what he does best.
He will using local purveyors featuring Noble Bread and Chula Seafood. Among the new food offerings are Plato’s signature Biscuits, Charcuterie and Fromage plates, Bruschetta, Oysters, Flatbreads and more! Plato’s background with Gelato Spot will also help him create an elevated dessert program. He plans to offer an elaborate dessert menu each night featuring the seven deadly sins of desserts.
The new experience will eventually offer more than 100 wines and 500 whiskeys including Bourbon, Ryes, American Whiskey, Japanese, and Scotch, in addition to hand-picked vintages from around the world.
“Kazimierz Wine and Whiskey Bar is the perfect blend of good food, upscale atmosphere and the best wine and whiskey selection in Old Town. I am so excited to bring a new late-night concept to a familiar place that has had an incredible following for many years,” said Plato.
Kazimierz Wine and Whiskey Bar is located at 7137 E Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 in Scottsdale. For more information, visit the new website http://www.Kazbarscottsdale.com or call (480) 946-3004.
(Press Release) Savor fresh flavors every Friday through Sunday with from-scratch breakfast and lunch dishes carefully crafted by Chef Sacha Levine at Singh Meadows in Tempe. Chef Levine has previously worked at Ocotillo, FnB and Rancho Pinot, and brings her vast experience with farm-to-table entrees to the plates at Singh Meadows. Assisting in the kitchen are Carlos Carbajal and Kevin Dragos.
"I have been a huge proponent of local, seasonal, and vegetable-driven food for the bulk of my career," said Levine. "Preservation has always been a staple for me. We keep the larder stocked with pickles, sauces, and ferments that are sold in the market as well as used in the kitchen."
And although Singh Meadows is a vast, sprawling area, the menu and the kitchen are harmonious with the seasons. The menu is driven by the market and the revolving produce each week, and many items rely on Arizona's bounty. The menu offers a variety of tasty dishes, with vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options that ensure there is something for everyone, all for $12 or less. Taste of the Meadows ($9) combines grilled Noble Bread, ricotta, honeycomb, dates, pistachios and fresh fruit. The Kimichi Fried Rice ($10) includes smoked pork belly, roasted cauliflower, sunny duck egg and scallions. The Huevos Rancheros ($11) are made with a cheese quesadilla, charro beans, fried eggs, and salsa rojo. For salad lovers, the Grilled Sweet Potato & Winter Green Caesar Salad ($10) is topped with a hard cooked egg, garlic crumbs and chili flake. Or savor the tastes of the Meadows Picnic Basket ($12), which includes falafel, hummus, falfoush salad, feta, pickles and Swiss chard. There are also two different taco options on the menu: Indian Breakfast Tacos ($9) and Jerk Turkey Tacos ($11).
"Cooking at Singh Meadows is a sort of coming home for me," added Levine. "Working at the farm as a young cook helped to define me in the kitchen today. I am close to the source of what I get most excited about in the kitchen - beautiful, local produce."
Singh Meadows Café also offers a number of fresh pressed/squeezed juices, including Blood Orange, Tangerine, Kale, Beet, and Apple, along with a selection of teas, golden milk and coffee.
When: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 8 am - 2 pm
Where: Singh Meadows
1490 E Weber Drive
Tempe, AZ 85281