There are few places to dine and drink that you can truly call unique. Pour Wine Bar in Mt. Kisco is a truly a special place and I have yet to find a place quite like it in the area. Housed in a Victorian house complete with side porch, Pour is located on Main Street in Mt Kisco, and unlike other businesses it is set back from the road. It could be easy to drive right by Pour, but you would be missing the wonderful experience that awaits inside.
Inside Pour, the guest will immediately realize that they are in a special place. The atmosphere is dark with subdued period Victorian era lighting, leather seating, beautiful wood molding, wooden floors and small copper clad cocktail tables which are lit by candle. The walls are adorned with mirrors and framed covers from antique sheet music. There are 4 separate spaces all on the first floor , the intimate and cozy front parlor with its romantic window seat, the main room with regular tables, the friendly comfortable bar, and the back room which is also a small intimate space to gather. There is also seating on the porch. With soft jazz music playing in the background you could easily imagine yourself in a lounge in New Orleans in another era. It is really a unique and intimate space and is perfect for date night, girls night out, or a gathering of close friends.
The food at Pour can best be described as Tapas (small plates) and great for sharing which of course is perfect with the intimate atmosphere. We sampled some of the food that evening and it was delicious. We started with the Flatbreads and sampled the Drunken Shroom which consisted of stout braised mushrooms, Fontina cheese and drizzle of white truffle oil. Crispy and full of flavor. We followed that up with the Braised Shortribs flatbread was a great choice with Sicilian cheese, arugula and horseradish cream.
We sampled a few items from the Tastes/Shares menu including the Sicilian Meatballs which were soft and served in red sauce with Fontina cheese and a side of grilled country bread. A real appetizing item.
We moved on to the Buratta which was one of the freshest and softest creme filled mozzarella I have tasted. Served with sliced tri-colored tomatoes and grilled bread, it was one of my favorites of the evening.
We completed our small plate sharing with the Chickpea Bites, which were a complete delight. Crunchy on the outside, yet soft on the inside, I have never had this dish before and it was delightful.
There are other menu items for you to enjoy including Bits and Pieces (Bruschetta, Warm Almonds, Hot Pretzel Sticks and the like) and you can even create your own Cheese Board or Charcuterie from a list on the menu.
I would be remiss if we did not discuss the wonderful selection of libations that await at Pour. We sampled some excellent cocktails from the bar including the Dark and Stormy and a straight Daquiri. Both were delicious. Pour has quite the menu of wines from which to choose and are available by the glass and by the bottle including selections from Italy, France, domestic and South Africa. There are 12 varieties of wine by the glass, and at least 50 available by the bottle in all price ranges.
Outside its fine cocktails, Pour has an outstanding selection of bourbon, whiskey and rye. It may be one of the most extensive in the area. There are at least 25 different bourbons, 16 whiskeys and 10 ryes. You can even enjoy a Flight of Whiskey and enjoy several different varieties.
Pour has also special event evenings including wine tastings, wine bingo, and once a month themed dinners (reservations required for the dinner).
We did get to sample a dessert before leaving and enjoyed the Nutella and Marshmallow Flatbread, which was a sweet way to end the evening.
Flat breads: $14, Tastes and Shares: $9-$14, Cheeseboard or Charcuterie $25-$30
Pour Wine Bar is a special and intimate place and is unique to the area. I cannot wait to go back and experience it once again.
Pour Wine Bar
241 East Main Street Mt.Kisco New York
tel. 914.846.0606 web : http://www.pourmtkisco.com
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