In the three years since it opened, Tupelo has earned a top spot as one of the best farm-to-table restaurants on Main Street. Tupelo’s unique Southern twist and Southern hospitality — thanks to Chef Matt Harris, who hails from Atlanta — also help set the food apart.
This week, Tupelo opened a newly renovated wine bar and dining area in the lower level of the building, serving food from the regular menu in addition to a variety of delicious Spanish and Italian wines. Harris and his wife, Maggie, wanted the vibes to be reminiscent of a European wine bar, with comfortable seating and a laid-back vibe. Later this winter, Tupelo plans to kick off a series of wine-tasting classes in the space. (Psst: Did you hear that Tupelo is also opening an après ski spot on the slopes of Deer Valley?)
The owners also see the new downstairs as a perfect place to gather before dinner to grab a drink and a bite to eat as you wait for your table. You can also rent it out for private events, such as birthdays, receptions, corporate dinners, baby showers and any other special occasions.
Plus, don’t forget about Tupelo’s après ski specials. From 3-5 p.m. every afternoon, the upstairs bar and lounge (open to those age 21 and up) will offer 7 bites for $7, including menu favorites such as local mushroom toast with ricotta, deviled egg, Rockhill cheese fritters, burrata and crispy Brussels sprouts, and butternut squash. They’ll also have daily specials like oysters on the half shell.