DWINE Where Sophisticated Dining Meets Seamless Service
Not many venues can say they hold over 5500 premier label wines under their roof; well D-Wine Restaurant can do just that. This restaurant, bodega and lounge in one aims to provide customers with the freshest and highest quality local produce cooked to perfection on every visit and endless wine choices to accompany the exciting menu. Well, they certainly achieved their goals on our visit.
D-Wine opened its doors to share the owners passion for wine and food and their desire to offer clients the opportunity to enjoy drinking the finest wines at the peak of their perfection. The restaurant boasts a ‘wine by the glass’ system with over 30 excellent wines available with a variety of grapes, price points and vintages meaning you can try a little bit of everything. Another unique touch is that all the wines in the bodega are sold at the same price in the shop and in the restaurant, so here you have no excuse not to try that bottle you have been dreaming of!
We started with Artichokes Barigoule comprising of carrots, shallots and parsley in a white wine sauce. This was to-die-for. All the vegetables are locally grown which I am sure contributes to their vibrant flavours plus its brilliant to hear of restaurants keeping things local. While this might not be a dish you would initially opt for, being a vegetarian option, we urge you to give it a try. Trust us, you will not be disappointed.
Next up was scallops with spinach purée, garlic cream and mushroom pisto. Did you know scallops are known as the ‘candy of the sea’ due to their unique sweet and rich flavour? The flavours of the spinach and mushrooms blended harmoniously with the sweetness of the scallops making this an all-round delicious starter.
Our final choice was the grilled octopus with an incredible sweet-potato-ginger puree, (we have now decided that sweet potato and ginger should always be combined!) plus sundried tomatoes and finished off with a roasted pepper mayonnaise.
While we enjoyed a little break before our main courses were served we took a moment to appreciate the stunning restaurant and superlative service. We really can’t emphasize enough the standards at D-Wine; it is the crème de la crème of dining in Marbella. The details are extraordinary, even down to the temperature of the outside terrace, which is equipped with advanced heating and cooling technology to ensure you can enjoy a glass (or bottle) of wine, cosy and comfortable, even during the winter months.
Black cod with a hoisin-ginger glaze and crisp Thai style stir fried vegetables was the first of our main courses. If you have read my previous reviews you will know I am a Black Cod super fan, and this definitely held its own. We followed this with a tender, juicy shoulder of Wagyu beef which was impressively only 26€, a remarkable price for the quality of meat. But the star of the evening was the homemade pasta with grilled beef fillet, porcini mushroom & brandy cream sauce. Every element was as delicious as the next and complemented each other perfectly; the only disappointment was that I had to share it with my colleagues!
It’s not only a large collection of vino, D-Wine excels with. The fine dining eatery also boasts a large array of specialist meat cuts including Brazilian Picaña, Butchers Hanger Steak, Côte de Boeuf, Black Angus “Denver Steak” and Black Angus Short Ribs. With the largest selection of wine in Andalucía it would only be appropriate to have a meat to accompany each and every one!