Now Open: Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant in Coconut Creek, Florida

Cooper’s Hawk is a unique combination of restaurant, winery, Napa-style tasting room, and artisanal retail market. The concept partners with some of the best grape growers in the world to craft the Cooper’s Hawk wine collection, winner of nearly 400 awards. Cooper’s Hawk is home to the country’s largest Wine Club, a member club offering exclusive/; wines, events, and privileges.

Helmed by CEO/Founder Tim McEnery, Cooper’s Hawk was first opened in Orland Park, Illinois in 2005. Operations have since expanded to 24 locations throughout Illinois, Florida, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, and Wisconsin, with five additional units slated for construction through 2017.

We recently had a chance to visit one of the newest locations which is right here in South Florida. Check out our experience below!

All images appearing in this post photographed by Holli Lapes, property of TheSoFlaSage.com

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants Coconut Creek FL

Start off with a flight of wines to whet your palate! Or maybe you are ready to commit to a bottle (don’t worry, you can taste test first) which comes with your very own tableside Rojaus Grapevine Decanter. If you want to take one home, they are available for purchase at the market located inside the restaurant.

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants Coconut Creek FL

Red Flight – Sangiovese · Zinfandel Petite Sirah · Cabernet Sauvignon

My favorite was the earthy Petite Sirah. Another delightful way to start to the meal is with the signature pretzel bread which comes complimentary to the table. Pro tip: ask for the pretzel bread to be used as your burger bun if ordering a hamburger!

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants Coconut Creek FL

Burrata, Golden Beet and Arugula Bruschetta (suggested pairing: bin 66) Whipped Ricotta, Extra Virgin Olive Oil

I like the addition of burrata to a bruschetta and furthermore it was pretty awesome to have whipped ricotta as a base.

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants Coconut Creek FL

Award Winning Asian Pork Belly Tostadas (suggested pairing: bin 94) Scallions, Sesame Seeds, Cilantro, Radish, Sweet Chili BBQ Sauce

The sweet chili BBQ was delicious and the tostada was nice and crunchy. This appetizer will satisfy all of your needs!

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants Coconut Creek FL

Ellie’s Chicken Piccata (suggested pairing: bin 74) Lemon Butter Caper Sauce, Angel Hair Pasta

This was a solid dish, a nice Italian classic that goes great with the Lux Chardonnay.

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants Coconut Creek FL

Lux Pinot Noir & Lux Chardonnay

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants Coconut Creek FL

Gnocchi Bolognese (suggested pairing: Bin 87) with braised short rib San Marzano Tomatoes, Pancetta, Burrata Dolce, Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Check out that burrata cream, pretty drool-worthy right?! This dish was very rich but also tasty. Enjoy it with the Lux Pinot Noir.

Make Your Own Surf & Turf: Parmesan-Crusted Filet Medallions & Crab Cake

Parmesean crusted– say no more, I’m in! You can also get fish with pistachio crust or pork with pretzel crust. YUM.

Onto desserts, which are all made in-house daily… and you can tell once you eat them. They were certainly one of the highlights of my visit to Cooper’s Hawk! Check out these decadent treats:

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants Coconut Creek FL

Reese’s Ice Cream Cookie (suggested pairing : bin 61) Warm Chocolate Chip Cookie Baked with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Vanilla Ice Cream

Just, yum. That is all.

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants Coconut Creek FL

 Ooey Gooey Butter Cake (suggested paring: bin 63) Citrus Cream, Balsamic-Glaze Berries

This reminded me of the best part of a pound cake, you know, the top part that is extra moist and sweet.

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants Coconut Creek FL

S’more Budino (suggested paring: bin 61) Caramel Custard, Valrhona Chocolate Mousse, Brown-Butter Toasted Graham Cracker

Holy cow is that a beauty or what?! It tasted as good as it looks. By the way, you can get a flight of dessert wines with your dessert!

Be sure to check out Cooper’s Hawk, the latest addition to the Promenade Shops in Coconut Creek. Don’t forget to save room for dessert!

Cooper’s Hawk has received accolades such as ‘Breakout Brand’ and ‘Hot Concept’ by Nation’s Restaurant News. In 2016, Cooper’s Hawk placed in the ‘Crain’s Fast 50’ for it’s 5th consecutive year, as well as Inc. 5000 ‘Fastest Growing Companies’ in the US for its 4th consecutive year.  In 2014, the concept was profiled by the Wall Street Journal and Tim McEnery was named Ernst & Young’s ‘Midwest Entrepreneur of the Year.’

For more information about Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, visit www.chwinery.com.

Twitter: @chwinery https://twitter.com/CHWinery

Facebook: @coopershawk www.facebook.com/coopershawk

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All images appearing in this post photographed by Holli Lapes, property of TheSoFlaSage.com

Disclaimer: I received complimentary dinner tasting at Cooper’s Hawk.

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