Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants Now Open In Annapolis
May 16, 2016 02:48PM ● Published by Cate Reynolds
For Immediate Release: May 16, 2016
COOPER’S HAWK WINERY & RESTAURANTS NOW OPEN IN ANNAPOLIS
Annapolis serves as home to Maryland’s first restaurant location
ANNAPOLIS, MD. – Maryland’s first Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants officially opens its doors today in the Annapolis Towne Center, bringing a modern, casual dining experience and its own specialty handcrafted wines to Annapolis.
The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating with occupancy for more than 300 guests, as well as a large private dining and event room that can be subdivided. The 9,454-square foot-restaurant and tasting room will open daily at 11 a.m., and will remain open until 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, until 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and close at 9 p.m. on Sunday. The bar will have extended hours, closing at 11:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, midnight on Friday and Saturday, and 11 p.m. on Sunday. Reservations and private parties are accepted and encouraged. Contact the restaurant for specific dining questions and reservations at 443-837-9989.
“After spending the last few months preparing for our grand opening, my staff and I could not be more excited to introduce Maryland to our signature menu, award-winning wines and great guest experiences,” said Scott Anderson, General Manager. “We are eager to join Annapolis’ growing culinary community!”
Complementing Cooper’s Hawk’s innovative concept is the restaurant’s unique design. The two-story establishment will feature a lower-level tasting room and gift shop with the restaurant, bar and outdoor dining space located on the second level. Each Cooper’s Hawk location is distinctive in layout and décor, but carries the same warmth and elegance that guests have come to expect.
The Cooper’s Hawk culinary team has created a seasonally inspired menu with unique takes on classic dishes, incorporating peak-of-season ingredients and innovative preparations. Each dish is created in a scratch-kitchen and is expertly paired with one of Cooper’s Hawk’s award-winning handcrafted wines. The menu features unique dishes with bin numbers listed next to each item on the menu, guiding guests to their selection’s perfect wine match. Signature dishes include: Soy Ginger Salmon, Chicken Giardiniera, Asian Pork Belly Tostadas and Mexican Drunken Shrimp.
Blending grapes from the best vineyards in the world, Cooper’s Hawk Winery &
Restaurants produces an extensive selection of red, white, sparkling, dessert, and fruit wines crafted by expert winemaker Rob Warren. Since opening in late 2005, Cooper’s Hawk Winery has received over 350 wine awards from various local, national, and international wine competitions including, a 99-point score at the Critics Challenge International Wine Competition for its Lux Pinot Noir.
The Annapolis location is the 23rd Cooper’s Hawk restaurant in the country, with additional units slated to open 2016. For more information about Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, visit www.chwinery.com.
ABOUT COOPER’S HAWK WINERY & RESTAURANTS
Redefining the modern casual dining experience, Cooper’s Hawk is an unparalleled combination of restaurant, winery, Napa-style tasting room, and artisanal retail market. The innovative concept partners with some of the best grape growers in the world to craft the award-winning Cooper’s Hawk wine collection. Additionally, Cooper’s Hawk boasts one of the country’s largest Wine Clubs, a life-style driven monthly affiliation offering exclusive wines, events, and privileges.
Helmed by CEO and Founder Tim McEnery, Cooper’s Hawk was first uncorked in Orland Park, Illinois in 2005. Operations have since expanded to 23 locations throughout Illinois, Maryland, Florida, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Virginia, and Wisconsin, with two additional units slated through the end of 2016.
Cooper’s Hawk has received accolades such as ‘Breakout Brand’ and ‘Hot Concept’ by Nation’s Restaurant News. In 2014, the concept was profiled by the Wall Street Journal and Tim McEnery was named Ernst & Young’s ‘Midwest Entrepreneur of the Year.’