Sauvignon Wine Locker, offering one of the best views downtown, opens in St. Pete

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Sauvignon Wine Locker & American Trattoria, a new concept located at 241 Central Avenue, is now open in St. Petersburg

The 200 Block of Central Avenue in St. Petersburg may be the most spirited section of the entire city. Mandarin Hide, The Oyster Bar, Del Mar, Mastry’s, Five Bucks, the Crafty Squirrel and a host of other bars serve as proof. Now, Sauvignon enters the fray. Described as a wine locker and American trattoria, Sauvignon will arrive upstairs of 241 Central Avenue.

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Cavatelli Primavera – seasonal vegetables, champagne beurre fondue

Sauvignon debuts on the 200 Block of Central Avenue

“We are an American midsize restaurant that focuses on fresh seasonal food prepared by our executive chef along with an expertise on wine and beer,” wrote the ownership in an announcement on Instagram. “St. Petersburg, Florida is an area many of us have called “home” for years, so having the opportunity to share some of our favorite aspects of life is nothing short of a pleasure.

Certified sommelier Chris Ciarcia has partnered with Jim and KellyAnn Jenkins to open the bar/restaurant on one of the Burg’s busiest blocks. Sauvignon will serve a fresh seasonal menu with homemade pastas, grilled meats, salads, cheese and charcuterie, and a major emphasis on desserts and dessert wine pairings.

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Black Pepper Buttermilk Panna Cotta – raspberry vincotto, fresh berries, whipped vanilla cream

Join the ‘Burg’s new Wine Club

There’s an extensive by the glass and by the bottle wine list. A club membership program is also being developed. For you ambitious wine masters, this place could serve as a proving ground.

The concept officially opens at 4pm on May 4th, may the wine be with you. Follow Sauvignon on Instagram for updates.

a pork dish over fresh greens
Pork Belly “Porchetta” – braised cannellini beans, escarole, lemon aioli

The Trattoria menu is resplendent with fresh flavors, but the main event for us had to be the Pork Belly Porchetta. This dish redefines savory, and the expert sommeliers at Sauvignon know exactly what win pairs best.

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A new dining experience in the Sunshine City

“When paired, a tantalizing dish and an exceptional wine produce feelings of euphoria. To say we’re exhilarated for tasting events would be an understatement,” wrote the team ahead of the official opening.

This is a local passion project, and to say we are exhilarated for the public to enjoy all that Sauvignon has to offer is an understatement.

Get out, support local, and enjoy a glass on the balcony overlooking Central Avenue.

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Written by Andrew Harlan

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