Ariccia Cucina Italiana: An Award-Winning Wine Bar in Auburn

October 20, 2020 Jack Tuthill
Wine Room and Private Dining Room

The Ultimate Wine Bar in Auburn

With a lack of quality wineries near Auburn, the Ariccia Cucina team took it upon themselves to create a distinctive fine dining and vinic experience that tastes and feels like a culinary voyage across the Seven Seas of flavor. Ariccia’s modernized furnishings, dimly-lit ambiance, and masterful gourmet delicacies meld flawlessly with the bevy of world-class vintages readily available at the drop of a hat.

While the experience itself is award-worthy, Wine Spectator specifically targeted The Hotel at Auburn University for its Hospitality Management Program, in which students can travel to faraway locales to spend time with world-renowned vintners. Thus far, students have traveled to the Pacific Northwest, Italy, and South America. And, of course, Ariccia returns the favor:

“It’s one small way we can show our appreciation for the investment [these winemakers] make into our students by featuring their wines on our list,” said Adam Keeshan, Ariccia Director of Food and Beverage.

The Hotel at Auburn University: An Idyllic Winter Escape

Ariccia Cucina Italiana’s first-floor location includes a spacious outdoor courtyard, complete with a dazzling fountain, a pearly veranda, lush flowery, and dim rope lighting. It’s an idyllic place to enjoy a romantic dinner, a late-night cocktail, or a world-famous brunch. In the evenings, Ariccia’s fine wines pair magnificently with live music at the adjoining Piccolo, the restaurant’s tucked-away jazz club. The on-site mixologists craft an innumerable amount of cocktails, including classic highballs and icy martinis. Patrons will also have access to the wine cellar’s extensive collection. The Hotel at Auburn University itself boasts a newly-updated conference center, an outdoor pool, rotating lobby art from local artists, and the grandest suites in town.

To learn more about The Hotel at Auburn University’s award-winning wine bar, please visit Ariccia’s website. Combine the experience with a well-deserved stay in a pet-friendly accommodation, only minutes from Toomer’s Corner, several craft breweries, and the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.
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