The promoters have been in touch with news of this new Leeds restaurant. I haven’t had the opportunity to try it for myself but this is what they say:
VINeataly is the newest addition to the burgeoning food and drink scene at the award-winning Granary Wharf development in Leeds.
The venue, which offers authentic Italian food, wine and coffee, is the second venture from the experienced team behind the award-winning Diva Italiana in Pudsey.
VINeataly, owned by founder Mattia Boldetti who orginates from Milan, recreates the atmosphere of an Enoteca Gastronomica, an authentic Italian wine bar, which specialises in fine wines and serves a varied menu from light antipasti to substantial mains and are commonly found in Italy as place for city lovers and loungers to meet, enjoy a relaxing coffee, have lunch or stay late enjoying cocktails into the night.
The bar at VINeataly is well stocked and offers a comprehensive menu of fine wines which are served using unique wine dispenser, the only one of its kind in Leeds, which allows customers to enjoy a wide range of high quality wines served by the glass and the ability to taste the wine before buying. Wine-related events are also planned by VINeataly and its partners, the first of which is in conjunction with the Worldwide Sommelier Association which will be running training courses and events from VINeataly in early 2012.
The Italian cuisine is hand made by some of the best Italian chefs in Leeds, using high quality seasonal produce selected from local Italian “artigiani” who make the foods using traditional Italian methods. Diners can also pick up an exclusive range of Italian deli products to take home from the restaurant’s deli shop.
Coffee is supplied by an artisan Italian coffee roaster Caffe Vero, selected for the quality and consistency of their coffee and, like VINeataly, a family business passionate about their product and famous for customer satisfaction in hard-to-please Italy.
Founder Mattia Boldetti explained: “We love food and wine – it’s our passion, our driving force, our way of life. It’s part of our family, and ourselves. At the heart of this is a desire to share our passion, to take people on a journey that we ourselves have loved and enjoyed, to open people’s minds to Italy’s true tastes, flavours – the real thing – and to create the perfect environment for this pleasure. We’re on a mission to guide the people of Leeds and to convert them to the ways of the Enoteca Gastronomica and help them appreciate what we do – we’re very excited about opening of VINeataly at Granary Wharf and can’t wait to share the way we feel about great food and wine”