What To Eat at the New Encore Champagne Bar
Encore Champagne Bar & Dining Room, San Diego's only champagne bar, has been open for barely a week, serving hundreds of champagnes, sparkling wines, cocktails and even a secret menu item (it's a chocolate negroni). Here, the drinks part of the equation instinctively takes center stage: from tasting flights of champagne classics to indulgent $2000 bottles of Krug Clos De Mesnil 1999. That said, the food offerings are substantial. Here are five of our favorite shareable plates, which you can feel free to hoard to yourself if need be. Note that all of these plates are half-off during Encore's social hour, held in the bar area every day from 3-6 PM.