A little over a decade ago, a small group of entrepreneurs in New York City decided to open a wine bar, where diners would drink wine while eating their dinner.
They named it the “Dine-a-Thon” and the name stuck.
It’s still open today, serving up an impressive array of wines, including a full menu of wines from around the world.
The restaurant is located in the heart of Manhattan, just a stone’s throw from the Statue of Liberty.
This week, we sat down with two of the restaurant’s chefs, Michael Bocchini and Scott Murch, to learn about their passion for the wine business, and what the future holds for their restaurant.
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The two started the restaurant as an experiment in food and wine, which led to the idea of opening a wine shop in New Yorker.
But, the real story started with a few things that just didn’t seem to add up.
“There were a lot of red wines out there, but it was pretty limited,” Murch told us.
“The idea was, why don’t we put together a tasting menu and see if we can put together something that was more expansive.”
“We tried to make it a little bit more accessible, so people could get a taste of a different kind of wine.”
For the past decade, the two have been making up for lost time with their wines, and have even expanded their menu to include something a little more international.
Murch explained that the concept for the restaurant was inspired by the French restaurant Déjeuner, which focuses on food and cuisine from around Europe.
“They’re sort of like the pioneers of the gastronomic style,” he said.
“We were kind of like, ‘Okay, let’s try to make something a bit more ambitious than that.'”
As Murch explained, the concept behind the restaurant started with the idea that there are many people who can’t afford to drink wine.
He explained that “we had a couple of people who couldn’t afford wine, so we decided to start out by giving them a glass of wine instead of a cup of it.”
“They wanted a drink to keep them going,” he continued.
“But we thought, what if you could get people to share it with them?
We decided to make them a special wine for them to share.”
After a few days of testing the concept, the idea came together and the restaurant began to take shape.
In addition to wine, the food was also on the menu, which featured a full assortment of local foods and homemade French bread.
They also made the best cheese they could find, and then they added a bit of French flair by serving up some French toast, which was a great way to start the meal.
“It’s pretty awesome that we have the support of so many people in New Yorkers,” Munch told us with a laugh.
“That’s something that we haven’t really had in other places, but this was a real validation of where we are and the potential of the city and the way we work.”
As the idea for the tasting menu developed, Murch and his team decided to take their vision a step further.
Instead of just offering wine, they wanted to offer food and take part in a conversation about food.
The wine menu is based on a series of cooking demonstrations, with Murch serving as the host, while Bocchi is in charge of the menu.
“We wanted to show that there is nothing better than the experience of dining at a restaurant,” Motto said.
While the restaurant has served up some of the most incredible dishes from around New York, Motto and Bocchus have also tasted some of their favorite dishes.
Motto noted that the “greatest compliment” that he has received from his customers is when someone asks for something to drink and Motto offers to pour them something for them.
“I don’t know how many times we’ve been asked to pour something, but that’s what I think makes us really good chefs.”
The menu has also expanded, with items like salads and sandwiches and a full complement of wine being offered as well.
In order to make the experience as enjoyable as possible, Bocchin and Murch said they wanted the restaurant to be a bit like a social gathering.
“You’re not just a guest there, you’re a part of the group,” Mato said.
They said that the goal was to create a place where people could “be there with friends and people who really care about the food, and people that are not afraid to get up and talk to you.”
The wine bar was also created to be accessible for the masses, and that meant offering wine from around Asia.
In particular, the restaurant serves wine from Thailand, Malaysia, and Vietnam, and they have even opened a tasting room for Thai