Vinology in Ann Arbor tempts diners with food and wine pairings that live up to its name.
I’m staring up at the ceiling of “the bubble room” where 400 hand-blown glass balls are seemingly suspended like the frothy effervescence in a glass of champagne. “It’s always been a dream to open up a restaurant where we could really pour wine and have people experience what we have being in the industry,” says Vincent Jonna who along with sister Kristin, and father John own and operate Vinology in downtown Ann Arbor.
John Jonna takes me through a series of wine and food pairings with intricate detail, peppered with stories of his proud Chaldean heritage and the local food landscape. I end my lunch with a glass of The Furst Pinot Blanc paired with a delicious, flakey crostata filled with pears, apples and cherries and served with a scoop of voluptuous house made brown butter ice cream.
This article first appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.