By Megan Ribbens
Web Producer-Orlando Business Journal
A restaurant in a popular east Orlando retail center has been nationally recognized for its wine list.
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant inWaterford Lakes Town Center was among
OpenTable’s Top 100 Wine Lists in America.
The 1,500-square-foot restaurant at 529 N. Alafaya Trail was the first Central Florida location for the Countryside, Ill.-based chain. The Waterford Lakes eatery regularly has about 3,000 bottles of wine on hand, and every dish on the 70-item menu has a wine pairing.
Cooper’s Hawk recently opened its second Central Florida location on Orlando’s International Drive. The 12,400-square-foot eatery is part of Unicorp National Developments Inc.’s $200 million I-Shops project.
Cooper’s Hawk had eight other locations throughout the nation make OpenTable’s list.
Only two other Florida restaurants made OpenTable’s Top 100 Wine Lists, including Cuvee Wine & Bistro in Ocala and OVINTE in Jacksonville.