I recently dined at Sixty Vines in Boca Raton, FL, with two great friends to celebrate my birthday, and it was a truly delightful experience. Known as 'the winemaker's restaurant,' Sixty Vines offers a unique concept of wine country cuisine paired with wines from its 60 sustainable taps. As soon as I entered the restaurant, I was welcomed by a warm and inviting ambiance, with a cozy, at-home feel.
The menu at Sixty Vines is designed for sharing, with plates perfect for indulging in the abundance of flavors. We started off with the Crisp Fried Brussels, tossed in a tangy Kung Pao vinaigrette and topped with scallions and cashews. The flavors were perfectly balanced, and the dish was a delicious start to our meal. We also tried their most popular item, the CRISPY ZUCCHINI, which was gluten-free and vegetarian. The tapioca-dusted zucchini was served with peppadew and shishito peppers, cilantro, and a sweet chili vinaigrette, creating a delicious and unique combination of textures and flavors. Yummy!
For our main course, we savored the Pan-Seared Rainbow Trout, served with a green olive and sun-dried tomato tapenade, and a refreshing herb salad. The trout was cooked to perfection, with a crispy skin and delicate flesh that melted in our mouths. We also indulged in a bottle of Ch. Carbonnieux Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon blend from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France, which was recommended by the knowledgeable staff at Sixty Vines. The extensive wine list, with options available in different pour sizes, allowed us to explore and discover new flavors, enhancing our dining experience.
To finish off our meal, we indulged in the Sticky Toffee Cake, a decadent dessert of rum cake, roasted pineapple, ginger, and creme anglaise. It was a perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavors, and a delightful end to our dining experience.
Apart from the outstanding food and wine offerings, the ambiance at Sixty Vines is worth mentioning. The restaurant has a modern and open design, with pass-through windows from the bar to the outside, bringing in an outdoor feel. The use of sustainable materials in the ceiling helps to capture ambient noise, creating a comfortable and relaxed dining atmosphere. The restaurant's commitment to sustainability is evident not only in their wine concept of using kegs to reduce bottle and cork waste but also in their use of locally sourced, fresh ingredients in their dishes.
Overall, Sixty Vines in Boca Raton, FL, exceeded our expectations with its delicious wine country cuisine, extensive wine selection, warm ambiance, and commitment to sustainability. It's a perfect spot for wine lovers and food enthusiasts alike, and we highly recommend checking out their brunch on weekends from 10 am to 3 pm. We give Sixty Vines a big thumbs up and can't wait to return for another memorable dining experience!