Renovating the Artists’ Quarters space in St. Paul has been a much bigger undertaking than one would think given the size of the space. However, the last several months have been a labor of love for the owners and manager, Martina Priadka, creating Vieux Carre. Although the kitchen is small, it looks like it could produce some food that will pack a culinary punch!
As Martina was working on her wine menu one day, I asked who her main wine suppliers were. She mentioned she was excited that the wine list would be a departure from Vieux Carre’s older sister, The Dakota. In particular she expressed excitement over a wine she put on the menu from the Honor Winery.
It’s a winery that distributes wine with a portion of the proceeds from each bottle of wine sold going to families of military men and women who have either lost their lives or been severely injured. It really is a beautiful sentiment, communicated through the simple beauty of the bottle.
Vieux Carre opens its doors next week. Be sure to sample some Honor Wine.