Community-focused group opens two Florida locations in under six months
Raise a glass!Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants became the toast of the town in March with the opening of its seventh Florida location. Located in the rapidly growing City of Doral, the Illinois-based restaurant group brings their dynamic American-contemporary menu, finely sourced and exclusively distributed wine, and first-rate hospitality, to urbanites who appreciate an unparalleled wine and dine experience. Founded in 2005, Cooper’s Hawk has expanded to 26 restaurants in just 12 years. Next to its founding state of Illinois, Florida has the second highest number of locations. At its core, the Cooper’s Hawk concept is rooted in creating community by using good food and wine to bring people together to forge lasting connections. It is a notion reverberated through the entire company from the executive leadership team to all 26-restaurant locations and their patrons.
“When it comes to a burgeoning culinary scene, Florida, specifically South Florida, is booming and we are thrilled to be at the heart of it,” said Tim McEnery, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants “Florida is the ultimate destination to live, work, and play and the people here are excited about the dining experience as a whole. They have embraced our concept so well and we are very optimistic about our future here.”
The Cooper’s Hawk concept was originated from McEnery’s idea to pair sophisticated food and exceptional wine together in a way that hadn’t been done before, with a signature menu and Cooper’s Hawk’s own wine label. Each Cooper’s Hawk restaurant is designed with four distinct components so guests can enjoy this unique concept under one roof. Each location includes an upscale casual dining restaurant, full-service bar, private barrel-aging room, and Napa-style tasting room and retail gift store.
In addition to attracting food and wine enthusiasts of all types, Cooper’s Hawk maintains the country’s biggest wine club with a quarter of a million members and growing. The Wine Club brings epicureans together to celebrate their common interest in food and wine and to benefit from the camaraderie the celebration emanates. In addition to receiving exclusive blends each month, the Wine Club hosts special events for members with luminaries in winemaking and coordinates annual trips to the world’s many wine countries, to further expand their palettes.
Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurants is located at CityPlace Doral, 3585 NW 83rd Avenue, Doral, FL 33122. For reservations, call 786-814-4777 or visit www.coopershawkwinery.com.
ABOUT COOPER’S HAWK WINERY & RESTAURANTS
Redefining the modern casual dining experience, Cooper’s Hawk is an unparalleled combination of restaurant, winery, Napa-style tasting room, and artisanal retail market. The innovative concept partners with some of the best grape growers in the world to craft the award-winning Cooper’s Hawk wine collection. Additionally, Cooper’s Hawk boasts one of the country’s largest Wine Clubs, a life-style driven monthly affiliation offering exclusive wines, events, and privileges.
Cooper’s Hawk has received accolades such as ‘Breakout Brand’ and ‘Hot Concept’ by Nation’s Restaurant News. In 2014, the concept was profiled by the Wall Street Journal and Tim McEnery was named Ernst & Young’s ‘Midwest Entrepreneur of the Year.
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