Apparently today, February 18 is National Drink Wine Day. I had no idea this day even existed but once I became aware I knew there was one place in mind that would the perfect place to celebrate, Ayza Wine and Chocolate Bar. Their two locations of Midtown and West Village are a new breed of the wine bar. They also offer a weekly tasting workshop where you will learn about various wines and taste three wines and three gourmet chocolates.
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Ayza Wine and Chocolate Bar joins decadent chocolate delights with passionate wines. It’s the perfect dining location for a couple celebrating their relationship or even a first date experience. I dined at Ayza for Valentine’s Day. Ayza’s ambiance is simple and beautiful, each table was decorated with rose petals and a long red candle. It’s also very small and intimate, perfect if you’d like a more personal dining experience. They also have an outdoor seating area that is enclosed during the winter months but also is a great touch for a memorable dining experience.
For Valentine’s Day they offered a three course dinner special for $68 each. I dined at their Midtown location. For an appetizer I had the Tomato and Cheese soup. Normally I’m not a fan of tomato soup but on a freezing snowy day in Feb, it was a delicious and warming comfort to my body. As an entree I chose the Sea Bass which was flavorful and for dessert I had their chocolate molten cake. I also was able to taste the filet mignon which was flavorful and soft. Overall, the Tomato and Cheese soup was the best. I honestly wanted a bowl to go!
Now on to the best news! Groupon offers a date-night package for two, valid any day for $69 and $49 for Sunday through Thursday. I highly suggest you use this deal because it also includes one of their five signature chocolate martini’s for each person.
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Locations: Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar Midtown: 11 West 31st Street New York, NY 10001
West Village: 1 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014
Type of Food: Wine and Chocolate
Ambiance: Intimate, Romantic
Stars (Out of 5):*****
Groupon Deal: groupon.com
Wine Tasting Workshop: Ayza Workshop