The beloved Montrose destination for wine and small bites, Camerata, has announced plans to expand to the Oak Forest/Garden Oaks area.
Camerata in the Oaks, is slated to debut next spring at 1225 West 34th Street in the forthcoming Stomping Grounds development. The 1500 square foot location will mimic its sister outpost with a 10-seat space designed by Sean Garrison from Garrison Designs and Chris Nguyen. At the new 22,000 square-foot Stomping Grounds, Camerata will join other as-yet-unnamed retail and restaurant ventures within a revamped industrial indoor/outdoor space.
Designed as a retail wine store with a bar, Camerata will have a number of sommeliers on hand to guide drinkers, plus the shop will carry domestic and international beer. Drinkers can also take away pre-packaged food items from Paulie’s like cured meats, cheese, pasta, and sauces, plus sweets to eat at the bar or take home.
Camerata sommelier Tony Stein will be making to the move to Oak Forest to serve the general manager for the new location, which is opening five years after the original Camerata opened in Montrose (and 20 years after its sister restaurant Paulie’s debuted there).
“Camerata in the Oaks will mirror Camerata at Paulie’s commitment to small production, high-quality, minimal-intervention wine,” Chris Poldoian, Camerata Wine Director and General Manager, said in a statement. “Our goal with the wine shop is to introduce residents of Garden Oaks and Oak Forest to new varieties and regions in an approachable, friendly way.”
Stay tuned for an official opening date and hours of operation.