More Vino

In the early 1990s, wine bars sprung up all over the US and Canada, the North American incarnation of this European institution fusing old world sophistication with a sleek contemporary vibe. When the trend made its way down the Caribbean to Trinidad, with More Vino, it took on its own quirky style.

Opened in 2005, More Vino was originally created as a retail wine store, but a strong loyal following and increased interest pushed the place to evolve in leaps and bounds. There are now over 200 varieties of wines to choose from, as well as a delectable menu of salads and pastas (the seafood risotto is sinfully rich and creamy).

They also boast some of the best sushi in the Caribbean. Rolls are imaginative and flavorful, and this is definitely the go-to item on the menu, so much so that it has become its own epicenter, with the recent opening of an elaborate sushi bar inside, christened More Sushi. We highly recommend the Iron Chef (salmon and crab salad), the Strictly Shrimp (shrimp in all its glory ‘ fried, smoked and grilled) and the Dickiemoto (named for one of the owners). The sushi chef is also open-minded, and will not only gladly whip up a custom roll for you, but stop by your table after to see what you thought.

This funky little nook attracts a cosmopolitan crowd – young trendsetters who want to see and be seen, network, and unwind over a bottle or two, and sample the sushi. Get there early if you want to snag a table under the grapevine on the charming veranda. Inside is a cushy mod space with claret walls and espresso finishes. The place is also a budding art gallery ‘ the walls are used to display works by local artists.

  • The only hiccup (other than wine-induced ones) at More Vino is the slow service, so be advised: order a bottle instead of a glass and sip slowly till your sushi appears.
  • More Vino/Sushi also offers hookahs and cigars. If you’re a smoker and would like a delicate flavor to finish your meal, just ask for some grape- or apple-flavored tobacco and a hookah.
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