After months of wanting to get out to one of the Twin Cities newest and most positively reviewed wine bars, it finally has taken one of my good friends (who also happens to be one of Amusée’s biggest fans) to convince me that I need to get out to Stillwater, MN to try Domacin Wine Bar. With a selection of wine from around the globe and good food to boot, there is certainly a reason why this little wine hot spot on the outskirts of our Twin Cities is still thriving.
Again, I have not been to the wine bar myself. This is a review from an Amusée Fan~
Run, don’t walk, to Domacin in Stillwater. Loved it.
It’s a very cute space. There’s room on the patio for 16, and maybe 32-40 inside between the tables and the spots at the bar. There’s an additional space for 4-6 off of the left of the entrance which is their “cellar room” and looks to provide a unique intimate atmosphere.
The wine list is extensive. And by ‘extensive’, I mean 400+ bottles from all over the world and a very nice selection of wines by the glass, most of which are well off the beaten track of other so-called wine bars in the Twin Cities.
The staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and didn’t rush us one bit. We asked for a Merlot (I’m still on that kick, plus our friend is a Merlot-fiend) with a nice balance between earth and fruit, and we were recommended a bottle (’06 from Robert Synskey) that provided us pretty much that. Very enjoyable. We also asked for a recommendation to pair with our dessert,
a seriously awesome house-made panna cotta, and were very pleased with the Malvira Birbet suggestion. Excellent.
The stemware is Riedel, right down to the water glasses. Classy.
The menu is very foodie-friendly. My wife and I stuck with small plates (tomato & balsamic crostini, cheese plate) and our friends went with the soup of the day (potato) and the tomato soup and grilled cheese. Everything was very well executed/selected.
Two big thumbs up; we’re already planning to go back for dinner.
This is a wine bar that is as much about the “wine” as it is the “bar”.
Thanks Amusée Fan for sharing your two cents. Makes me want to ‘run, not walk’ on out to the big city of Stillwater, MN to check it out!