I’ve enjoyed Tannin Wine Bar and Kitchen for years. Now, the excellence of this Crossroads District eatery is being spread across the nation. Tannin was recently named one of the 100 best wine restaurants in America by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
Here’s what the magazine had to say about Tannin: “Flourishing under new Executive Chef Pablo Muñoz-Sevilla, Tannin serves globally-accented Midwest comfort food alongside a diverse wine list that includes almost 100 glass pours (also available as a taste).”
Wine director Barry Tunnel couldn’t be more pleased. “It’s an honor for our team to be recognized alongside many of the best and most renowned restaurants in the country. I am humbled to see Tannin recognized alongside restaurants like Frasca Food & Wine, The French Laundry, Daniel and Rebelle,” Tunnel wrote in a thank-you note to his patrons.
Tunnel, whom I’ve known for more than 15 years, says the accolade is a testament to the hard work and dedication that many people have put into Tannin.
“We’re fortunate to have a dedicated, hardworking, smart and honest staff, both current and former. But it’s a recognition that has been earned by everyone involved with Tannin: our food and wine vendors, our farmers and winegrowers and, especially, our guests,” Tunnel said.
It’s also quite the honor for Kansas City, as Tannin is the only metro-area restaurant to make this exclusive list.
“It’s a cliche to say that we couldn’t do it without you, but this sort of recognition wouldn’t exist without our dedicated and loyal clientele who is willing to support this unique, small business. We’re lucky to have the support of a thriving, engaged, wine-drinking community, and we hope that you’ll join us to raise a glass soon!” Tunnel said.
You can count me in, Barry. Oh, and congratulations!
Dave Eckert is a partner with Flavor Trade, a Kansas City-based gourmet food incubator and co-packer. Before that, Eckert was the producer and host of “Culinary Travels With Dave Eckert,” which aired on PBS and AWE for 12 seasons.