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Portevino Wine Bar in Dwight Ontario

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A wine bar in Dwight seems ambitious for a town with less than a dozen buildings, but the food and ambience are surprisingly good, and the prices are on a par with the less than interesting places in Dorset and Huntsville, and much better than Deerhurst or Grandview.

Very large wine list, though only about a dozen by the glass. Some Muskoka beers on draft, and a good selection of bottles.

The food menu is brief. Five or six in each category of appetizers, salads, and mains, and the execution is very good by Toronto standards. House made charcuterie, house smoked meats and fish, nice use of spice and heat, house made pickles and chutneys, and good quality ingredients. The lobster sliders are on house made brioche, and nicely flavoured. The charcuterie plate is a good portion of food sufficient to appetize a few people. The seared scallops on mushroom risotto appetizer is delicious, the scallops perfectly cooked.

The room itself is bright and warm, with nice leather couches and high stools; more like a series of living rooms.

Located over the Bush Company, it is on 35 just south of 60, slightly north of Fox Point Road, and just south of the LCBO in Dwight. They have only been open since early July, so the menu should be changing. Definitely worth checking out!

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