During my appointment at Hedkandi, my stylist Mai raved about Bar Von der Fels. She described the bar as tiny and intimate. Mai told me she tried several glasses of wine and thought each were different and delicious. I’ve never heard her so complimentary about a place before, so I knew I had to check it out. For this post, let’s listen to something I would listen to at home while drinking wine.
At 7:00 pm on a Friday night, the bar was already packed. Gillian Jiggs and Blondie joined me at the bar. The bartender was friendly and encouraged me to try sample the wines before selecting a glass. I liked that he wanted to ensure I enjoyed what I was drinking. That alone was worth a repeat visit. I started off with a sparking rosé from the Okanogan. The chilled bubbly was just what I needed, as the bar was warm from the heat of the temperature outside.
Blondie ordered Pickled Brined Fries ($10) with really good cider vinegar. Brined for three days, the fries were golden brown and crispy. The side of aioli was decadence on top of gluttony. If you’re a fry connoisseur, I would try Bar Von Der Fels version.
Gillian Jiggs found a killer wine that made for ideal summer time quaffing. A Spanish wine that was light like a Pinot but juicy. I enjoyed a glass as well as a heavier, mellow spicy wine. I noticed our bartender would periodically turn the wine bottles around in the cooler. I found out he did this so the wine would reach an optimal temperature. Each glass of wine ranged from $13-$16.00.
If you want try something different for date night, check this place out! To avoid disappointment, make reservations. Hitting the Sauce gives Bar Von Der Fels two fat thumbs up.