Dean & Deluca Charlotte Reopens Following Complete Renovation

DEAN & DELUCA Charlotte, the beloved retailer renowned for its curated selection of artisanally made gourmet food, has reopened following a complete renovation, including the retailer’s first in-store restaurant, the Wine Room, in Phillips Place near SouthPark. All renovations throughout the store were led by Charlotte-based architecture firm Studio Fusion. The expanded market has been updated with a stunning and spacious open floor plan, expanded retail space and additional café seating. Formerly located across the street, the new Wine Room set inside the market is home to a full-service restaurant serving a tapas-style menu from Executive Chef Andres Moncayo.
The newly designed market exhibits a clean, open-air design with twenty-foot ceilings, more retail space and a larger kitchen. The updated layout enhances the store’s marketplace feel, and café seating has been expanded both indoors and on a new outdoor patio. Interiors now feature Carrera marble floors and countertops, metro shelving, and exposed columns, signature to DEAN & DELUCA stores around the world.
The Wine Room is marked by clean lines crafted from warm materials, with cream-colored brick and mosaic-tiled walls, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a black granite bar. With brick and wood detailing, the entrance leading from the market into the Wine Room is designed to look like a building façade reminiscent of the entrance to DEAN & DELUCA’s very first store in SoHo. Set atop wide-plank wood floors, seating is available at custom walnut dining tables and banquettes, communal tables, and at the bar and outdoor patio. The Wine Room is open for lunch and dinner daily, with brunch on weekends.
Formerly of Charlotte restaurants Toscana and Luce, Executive Chef Andres has been part of the DEAN & DELUCA Charlotte team for eight years, and oversees the store’s new menus, including the Wine Room, seasonal prepared foods and catering.
The Wine Room menu showcases the freshest ingredients from DEAN & DELUCA’s market, including tapas-style small plates, salads, panini, a selection of artisan cheeses and charcuterie, and more. Menu highlights include the Poached Pear and Valdeón Blue Salad, the South American Ceviche, the Seared Scallops with Lentil Salad, and the Braised Cabernet Short Rib. The menu is matched by an outstanding variety of California wines from both the best large producers and small-production vineyards, many of which are exclusive to DEAN & DELUCA. The wine list offers more than 80 wines by the glass and 1,000 by the bottle. Guests can also purchase bottles in the store’s retail market to enjoy at home.
DEAN & DELUCA Charlotte is home to the finest, curated artisanal food products along with prepared foods available to-go. The store’s selection also pays homage to its location in Charlotte, a town rich with regional, local cuisine. DEAN & DELUCA Charlotte’s catering menu was recently voted the “Best in the City for 2012” by Elevate magazine.
DEAN & DELUCA Wine Room Hours:
Lunch & Dinner (same menu): Sun. – Thurs. 11am – 11pm; Fri. – Sat. 11am – 12am
Brunch: Sat. and Sun. 10am-2pm
Founded in 1977 by Joel Dean, Giorgio DeLuca and Jack Ceglic with the opening of its flagship store in SoHo, New York, DEAN & DELUCA is a multi-channel retailer of gourmet specialty foods with locations throughout the United States and abroad. DEAN & DELUCA specialty products are sold through 13 retail locations in select U.S. markets (New York; Washington DC; Napa Valley; Charlotte; and Kansas City), catalogs and an e-commerce site,