“Wine is meant to be with food – that’s the point of it,” – Julia Child
New York Times’ Eric Asimov paid pilgrimage to famed restaurateur Danny Meyer’s uncanny food and and beverage pairing ability,
“No set of restaurants matches the collective excellence of Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group in offering wine lists with better combinations of great values, sheer deliciousness and sympathetic accompaniment to the food on the menu.”
This creative, skilled food and beverage pairing philosophy is interspersed throughout the USHG dynasty.
As is written on the front page of the USHG’s Gramercy Tavern website:
“We change our list often, so don’t despair if you come visit and don’t see the one you had in mind—we will pour you something equally intriguing and delicious”. Incidentally, the “she” behind the “we” in this case is beverage director Juliette Pope.
Danny Meyer founded first restaurant, Union Square Cafe, when he was 27 years old. Fueled by a passion for food, wine and hospitality, he kept going. His mantra, combined with service with a smile, spawned spectacular success.
Untitled, one of his newest restaurant ventures in NYC’s famed Whitney Museum, host a Neighbor’s Night, which features “A fun menu of New York-focused specialty cocktails, beers, wines by the glass, and irresistible snacks.”
In a recent Inc. magazine interview, Meyer mused about his first year and buying too much wine. Now with the assistance of Master Sommelier John Ragan running the wine program, all USHG restaurants uses BinWise, so keeping track of inventory is a streamlined process instead of a tedious guessing game.
Meyer’s success recipe
His focus in 1985: customer satisfaction.
His focus in 2016: customer satisfaction (still).
And what satisfies customers? Customizing the dining experience through meticulous attention to detail.
An integral part of attention to detail, the BinWise platform assists the USHG in creating that perfect pairing every time. “The on-demand reporting that BinWise provides across all our locations help me keep organized”, says John Ragan, Director of Wine and Restaurant Operations.
BinWise: “The Business Behind the Wine Business”, proudly assisting in the ongoing success of our award-winning partner restaurants.
For more BinWise blog food and wine pairings, see BinWise proves the Perfect Pairing for World’s Best Steakhouse – Carnevino, rated “one of the top ten steakhouses in the world” by Mens Journal.