When opening Le Malt lounge in Colonia, Wine Chateau decided to put a unique twist on the concept.
Rather than simply selling wine like most lounges, the establishment focuses on brown spirits – Scotch, bourbon, and Cognac, for starters.
With more than 750 brown spirits and more than 100 wines, the locale is ideal for liquor lovers. They have plenty of exclusive and rare selections as well as the typical options lined up on wall-to-wall shelves under amber back lighting.
To help swallow the spirits, the lounge also offers a full appetizers menu, which includes delicacies such as Hudson Valley foie gras and truffled risotto. Chef Duke Estime, formerly part of the Mark Hotel in New York, prepares each dish.
At a recent preview event, the lounge hosted executives from Diageo, a drinks manufacturer. N.J. State Director Keara Funck dined in the VIP Room while Wine Chateau CEO Saurabh Abrol discussed the new business.
Himanshu Sahni, a spokesperson for the company, said that the first two weeks have generated plenty of buzz.
“There is a visible excitement within the Wine & Spirits aficionados on what’s to come,” he told us.
Le Malt Lounge
1021 St Georges Ave.