It has been a whirlwind year for Christian and Andrea Joseph. A year after opening their popular modern Italian restaurant, Plate, in Kansas City’s Brookside neighborhood in December 2015, they debuted a new wine-tasting room, Taste, underneath the restaurant.
With the luxurious feel of a European wine cellar, Taste will also serve as a private-event room. It seats 12 to 30 people at two handsome, family-style tables and features a separate side entrance to access the space directly.
Taste features an impressive temperature-controlled wine cellar that also serves as a décor element behind glass walls. The cellar offers higher-end bottles of wine, with a list that focuses on grapes grown in Italy, central Europe and California, with bottles costing upwards of $100, but you can catch free pop-up wine tastings on Facebook. Taste also offers Plate executive chef Brian Mehl a second prep kitchen, allowing him to cater private events downstairs while cooking for restaurant guests upstairs.
Written by Jenny Vergara. Photography by Angela C. Bond. This article appears courtesy of Feast Magazine. Feast Magazine is dedicated to broadening the conversation about food and engaging a large, hungry audience of food lovers.