A Hyde Park staple will soon see some major changes. Chef Adam Brick, formerly a key player in lauded Spicewood spots Apis Restaurant & Apiary and Pizzeria Sorellina, and Paul Ozbirn, advanced sommelier and one of Austin’s preeminent beverage pros, are partnering with Vino Vino owner Kelly Bell to revitalize the neighborhood mainstay.
In addition to the new team members, Vino Vino will update their look. The imposing dark walnut bar and the flooring will remain the foundation, but custom banquettes and new seating have already been added. A new kitchen will also be part of the revamp to accommodate Brick’s sure-to-be-ambitious new menu.
Although the new partners will certainly up the game, Brick and Ozbirn were quick to credit the existing team of Joe Zych, Alex Roberts, and John Tallent, who they say will be integral to the future version of the restaurant. “The future of Vino Vino lies in the hands of our employees and guests,” says Ozbirn. “Adam and I are only as good as those working directly beside us to ensure that every guest leaves Vino Vino happy, and with a desire to return.”
Although details are still to be finalized on Brick’s menu and the bar program Ozbirn is developing with head bartender Doug West, customers can get a taste of what's in store November 12-13 at North Loop’s Foreign & Domestic for only $35 (or $60 with Old World wine pairings). Reservations can be made through that restaurant.