Jeffrey Mosher catches up with John Inserra, President, Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants. With Cooper's Hawk, he oversees the Development Team AND Operations Team. The pair discuss an upcoming location set to open next week in Grand Rapids vicinity --
A Kentwood, Michigan site. Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant is set to Open First West Michigan Location This Summer the newly-built restaurant located on 28th street Kentwood, MI, will open its doors to the public on Monday, July 29.
Click below to hear John and Jeffrey discuss this upscale casual restaurant coming to Western MI.
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, a lifestyle brand centered around food and wine, announced recently that it will be officially opening its new West Michigan location on Monday, July 29. The new, 12,726 square-foot restaurant is located at 4515 28th Street SE in Kentwood. Cooper’s Hawk, home to the largest wine club in America at nearly 400,000 Members, is an award-winning restaurant, Napa-style tasting room and artisan market concept with headquarters in Downers Grove, Illinois. This will be the 37th location for the expanding restaurant group.
This new location was designed by Aria Group Architects Inc., a firm that has worked with Cooper’s Hawk for over twelve years. The restaurant’s design evokes the architecture of California wine country, welcoming guests into an environment that encourages conversation over food and wine. The expansive space features a large indoor dining area that can accommodate 300 guests and a covered patio that seats an additional 52 people. The venue also houses flexible private dining space for up to 48 guests that is divisible by a sliding wall that creates two smaller spaces for up to 24 people each.
The Kentwood culinary team is proudly led by Morgan Breault, who works closely with Executive Chef Matt McMillin to ensure the utmost in quality and presentation while redefining the modern casual dining experience. The contemporary-American menu is infused with international flavors, and each dish on the menu is listed with a bin number, guiding guests to their selection’s perfect wine pairing. The menu also includes a gluten free selection, as well as a kids’ menu, carryout and catering.
Popular dishes include:
• Pan Roasted Barramundi - Blistered Green Beans, Grape Tomatoes, Ginger Rice, Thai
Lemongrass Sauce 2 – BIN 73 Chardonnay
• Shrimp & Scallop Risotto – Sweet Corn, Asparagus, Peas, Spinach, Parmesan, White Truffle
Oil – BIN 30 Cooper’s Hawk Lux Sparkling
• Ginger Soy Glazed Center-Cut NY Strip – Wasabi-Buttered Mashed, Oven-Roasted
Vegetables – BIN 89 Cooper’s Hawk Lux Cabernet Sauvignon
• Asian Pork Belly Tostadas – Scallions, Sesame Seeds, Cilantro, Radish, Sweet Chili BBQ Sauce – BIN 94 Cab Zin
“We couldn’t be more excited about joining the community here in West Michigan, a place known for its thriving culinary scene and welcoming residents,” said Tim McEnery, CEO of Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants. “Food and wine has the power to bring people together in a special way, and we are proud to provide customers with a unique destination to do just that. Whether it is a quick lunch, wine tasting, date night, or big family dinner, people will enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience.”
Cooper’s Hawk wines have received over 500 awards for 45 varietals. Crafted to please a range of palates, Cooper’s Hawk wines include selections that are accessible for those new to the world of wine, as well as complex and full-bodied options for more seasoned drinkers.
The hours of operation for the Cooper’s Hawk Kentwood restaurant and tasting room are:
• Monday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
• Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
• Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The bar will stay open one hour later than the restaurant every day. General Manager: Jason Tholen Those interested in booking a reservation can call 616-730-8466 starting July 17. OpenTable reservations will be available starting July 29. For more information, please visit www.chwinery.com/locations/michigan/kentwood-mi.
Already in Michigan is a site at The Mall at Partridge Creek 17420 Hall Rd. Clinton Twp, MI 48038 of the Detroit Metro, and there are plans for a third opening next year in Troy, MI.
About Cooper’s Hawk
Founded in 2005 by CEO Tim McEnery, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants is built upon the belief that food and wine hold the power to forge lasting connections. Cooper’s Hawk is a lifestyle brand centered around wine and focused on creating memorable moments that enrich lives. The concept is a fusion of familiar elements – modern casual restaurant, Napa-style tasting room and artisanal retail market – that has combined to create an entirely new hospitality experience. Website: www.chwinery.com. Twitter: @chwinery. Facebook: www.facebook.com/coopershawk