Awesome food with a range of affordable wine is exactly what Chef Tommes and Louise sought to create when they established “That Little Wine Bar” just over two years ago.
The well travelled couple have spent much of their lives living abroad, but when they fell in love with Penang, they firmly put down their roots with their boutique venture.
Cooking comes second nature to Tommes, who trained under three different Michelin Star Chefs, and has previously run a fine dining kitchen in Shanghai for a Michelin Star Chef after spending years working for Jean Georges Vongerichten on the Bund in Shanghai (3 Stars).
Mid December saw Chef Tommes and Louise celebrate their restaurants’ second anniversary in grand style – with none other than a party for their regulars, featuring Tommes’ favourite kitchen creations and some of Louise’s most enjoyable cellar selections.
A night of festive ambience, packed to full-house with over 60 customers who have subsequently become great friends, held just last week, marked two years of great dining with That Little Wine Bar.
A food concept borne out of the need for a great little place to drink, without beer, and a desire to share an endless passion for stunning cuisine, That Little Wine Bar has fast gained traction in the Penang culinary world, and a little farther afield too, for its innovative dishes and amazing hospitality.
“It’s all about great food” quips Tommes, adding “I really want to enjoy a glass of wine with good food, and that’s the concept here”. Whether you are seeking a romantic dinner for two, a chic place to relax with friends, or just a glass or two after a long day, That Little Wine Bar offers you the range of options.
Chef and his team recently walked away with a range of awards from the Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards Regional Series, second year in a row, proving that the underdog can really make their mark on the taste landscape.
From simple and tasty tapas, mouth-watering platters, to a full dinner menu; an everchanging selection of the freshest food is available. Not content with a fixed menu, Chef regularly creates new dishes for his diners to enjoy, which is reflected on the weekly specials board. Recent specials have included roast pork and a beef sirloin marinated in red wine and slow braised to tender perfection. In addition, “That Little Wine Bar” recently introduced Platter Pairings. Yum!
And, if That Little Wine bar isn’t enough to satisfy your cravings, Tommes and Louise recently opened Irrawaddy Fine Foods, a truly New York style delicatessen, just around the corner. Now I can enjoy Chef’s creativity for breakfast, lunch, and dinner – and still crave for more!
“That Little Wine Bar” is located at 54 Chow Thye Road in Georgetown, and is open Monday to Saturday from 5 pm until midnight (closed on Sunday). It is advisable to call 04-2268-182 for reservations to avoid disappointment.