Maryland’s first Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants officially opened its doors in the Annapolis Towne Center, bringing a modern, casual dining experience and its own specialty handcrafted wines to Annapolis.
The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating with occupancy for more than 300 guests, as well as a large private dining and event room that can be subdivided. The 9,454-square-foot restaurant and tasting room will open daily at 11 a.m., and will remain open until 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, until 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and close at 9 p.m. on Sunday. The bar will have extended hours, closing at 11:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, midnight on Friday and Saturday, and 11 p.m. on Sunday. Reservations and private parties are accepted and encouraged. Contact the restaurant for specific dining questions and reservations.
“After spending the last few months preparing for our grand opening, my staff and I could not be more excited to introduce Maryland to our signature menu, award-winning wines and great guest experiences,” says Scott Anderson, general manager. “We are eager to join Annapolis’ growing culinary community.”
Complementing Cooper’s Hawk’s innovative concept is the restaurant’s unique design. The two-story establishment will feature a lower-level tasting room and gift shop with the restaurant, bar and outdoor dining space located on the second level. Each Cooper’s Hawk location is distinctive in layout and décor, but carries the same warmth and elegance that guests have come to expect.
The Cooper’s Hawk culinary team has created a seasonally inspired menu with unique takes on classic dishes, incorporating peak-of-season ingredients and innovative preparations. Each dish is created in a scratch-kitchen and is expertly paired with one of Cooper’s Hawk’s award-winning handcrafted wines. The menu features unique dishes with bin numbers listed next to each item on the menu, guiding guests to their selection’s perfect wine match. Signature dishes include: Soy Ginger Salmon, Chicken Giardiniera, Asian Pork Belly Tostadas and Mexican Drunken Shrimp.
Blending grapes from the best vineyards in the world, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants produces an extensive selection of red, white, sparkling, dessert, and fruit wines crafted by expert winemaker Rob Warren. Since opening in late 2005, Cooper’s Hawk Winery has received over 350 wine awards from various local, national, and international wine competitions including, a 99-point score at the Critics Challenge International Wine Competition for its Lux Pinot Noir.
The Annapolis location is the 23rd Cooper’s Hawk restaurant in the country, with additional units slated to open 2016.