Highlawn Pavilion Expands Its Wine Program

Highlawn Pavilion Expands Its Wine Program
Stunning Views Start with the Skyline but Continue with its Wine List, Featuring Premium Wines at Palatable Prices and Captivating Wines By The Glass

A well-edited and evolving wine list, one of the most diverse restaurant collections throughout New Jersey – Friday, October 12, 2012 .

Highlawn Pavilion Expands Its Wine Program

Stunning Views Start with the Skyline but Continue with its Wine List, Featuring Premium Wines at Palatable Prices and Captivating Wines By The Glass

(West Orange, NJ: October 11, 2012) – Rivaling its stunning panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline and its unique fine dining atmosphere, another highlight at Highlawn Pavilion is its equally impressive wine list. The restaurant's wine cellar contains over 475 selections with numerous varietals from burgeoning producers in the US to celebrated vintages from vineyards all across the globe.

The restaurant's international list ranges from traditional wine regions to carefully-chosen bottles sourced from emerging producers. Guests can find domestic wine makers as well as wide-ranging selections from the old and new world including France, Italy, Argentina, and Chile, to namejust a few.

General Manager Jan Zimmermann has carefully curated Highlawn's well-edited and evolving wine list to be one of the most diverse restaurant collections throughout New Jersey. A distinctive feature of Highlawn's wine program is its focus on providing a depth of offerings that are pleasing at every price point.

Perusal of the restaurant's wine list also reveals adiversity of high-end wines with particularly palatable pricing for a fine dining establishment. Among these are aggressively-priced wines within the $65 to $85 range that feature an array of notable and well-scored selections. Afine cellar selection of champagne as well as white and red wines is offered atintroductory pricing for patrons to enjoy.

Highlawn Pavilion's wine program now also boasts over 50 wines by the glass, which change frequently and have all received professional wine ratings. "We carefully select our list of wines by the glass to give our guests an opportunity to sample new and interesting wines. Whether they are connoisseurs or wine novices, it gives guests the chance to enjoy a premium wine they may not otherwise commit to with a bottle," said Mr. Zimmermann. "And because we vary our by-the-glasslist frequently, it provides returning patrons with a means to build their range of wine knowledge and experience. It's also a good option when a group has different preferences—everyone at the table can select a different wine instead of settling on one bottle."

Mr. Zimmermann also works closely with Executive Chef Mitchell Altholz to manage a wine program that compliments the restaurant's cuisine, ensuring a depth of pairing options for each item featured on the restaurant's menu.

Highlawn Pavilion's stand-out collection is stored in the restaurant's wine cellar. The room's eastern wall prominently features the natural "Eagle Rock," upon which Highlawn Pavilion was built, and also serves as a dramatic setting for wine tastings and private dining events.

About Highlawn Pavilion

Located atop Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange, Highlawn Pavilion’s striking view of Manhattan is only the beginning of an extraordinary dining experience. The impressive grand vistas are matched by its unique brand of American fare with French infusion. Culinary treasures are prepared in its striking exhibition kitchen, which caps the restaurant’s stunning décor.

Executive Chef Mitchell Altholz’s dishes are inspired by locally-sourced ingredients.  Much of the seasonal produce is grown on Pleasantdale Farm and greenhouse, located on the grounds of the nearby Pleasantdale Château, a venue also owned by the Knowles family, owners of Highlawn Pavilion.

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