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Gordon Schutte Uncorks the Wine Bar at Vivace—By the time you read this, Vivace's new wine bar will be open at 3120 Central SE, in the adjoining Nob Hill storefront that used to be Bright Future Futon. "It's really striking," says restaurateur and Vivace Chef Gordon Schutte when describing the addition's black and burgundy wine bar. "There's a lot of glass behind the counter, too," a complement to the natural bravado of great Italian wine. Deep terra cotta-colored walls, a private dining area and expanded seating are among the new amenities.
Oh, and not to mention a change in address: Schutte moved the restaurant's entrance to the wine bar. Now, an interior archway will connect the addition to the existing space at 3118 Central SE.
All in all, Schutte stresses education as his most important objective at Vivace. "The breadth and depth of the Italian varietals is just extraordinary. We'll do things I don't think a lot of Americans have been exposed to." Vivace will offer a shifting roster of wine flights, dinners and other wine-centric events to increase the public's awareness and appreciation of fine Italian wine. The wine bar at Vivace is open from 11 a.m. to close Monday through Friday, and from 4 p.m. to close Saturday and Sunday. The restaurant can be reached at 268-5965.