Intent on using more traditional methods of food preparation, uses seasonal ingredients and freshly made breads to intensify the experience of wine and food. You'll find delicious gourmet sandwiches, cheese plates, soups and salads that all pair perfectly with an extensive wine list.
An unassuming ambiance in an intimate space gives even those of us who are unfamiliar with wine a comfortable and welcoming feeling. "Simple, yet deliciously elegant" is a theme carried throughout the restaurant from the decor to the menu.
It's safe to assume that a restaurant called Preservation Bread & Wine would have an extensive list of fermented grapes. Fine wines from around the world are served by the glass and bottle. Hand-crafted beers and premium liquor are also available.
The "Savory Bites" portion of the menu is a big part of Preservation Bread & Wine's concept of pairing wine with fresh food. Flat bread pizzas are a speciality item and available in seasonal flavors such as: sun-dried tomato, mushroom, Kalamata olive, and goat cheese. The many different artisan cheese plates come artistically presented on a piece of slate rock. They are served with delicious sides of fruit relishes, freshly baked bread, and other ingredients designed to enhance the rich flavors of each cheese.
The simplistic and fresh ingredients of the salad menu come together as an explosion of color and flavor. The watermelon salad (made with fresh watermelon, aged feta cheese, balsamic vinegar, pine nuts, and mint) is a seasonal dish that refreshes and heightens the palate. Other options include a shaved asparagus salad with a shallot vinaigrette and Serena cheese.
The traditional cold turkey sandwich is amplified with tomato relish and blue cheese on sourdough bread. The simple, yet intensely savory, Spanish-style sandwich is served on a baguette with Serrano ham, queso tetilla, and tomato. Hot sandwich choices include an Italian-style offering of mortadella, horseradish yogurt, soft ribiola cheese, and chives. It is served on grilled sourdough bread. There's also a hot shrimp and chorizo sausage sandwich on a French baguette.
The service, like the food and wine, is of the highest quality. The staff is very knowledgeable about wine and it wouldn't be uncommon to encounter the owners giving guests a small lesson in wine parings.
Address: 513 S. 3rd. St. Geneva, IL