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Luna Vine Wine Bar Soft Opens In Magnolia Park

After the requisite many, many months of hurdles and hoop jumping, Luna Vine Wine Bar opened its doors last Wednesday, January 29. While the grand opening is planned for February 20, the soft open has been busy already, as people flock to this new food, wine and nightlife option in Burbank.

Luna Vine built up buzz over the past year, hosting wine dinners and tastings around town, often in connection with the popular monthly Magnolia Park event Ladies Night Out.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Wine director Nick Caballero has put together an expansive selection of approximately 40 wines and five draught beers to accompany executive chef Wesley Pumphrey’s small menu of a variety of salads, meat and cheese plates, duck rillette, Kumamoto oysters, beet-cured hamachi, beef carpaccio, lamb meatballs and a dessert of pistachio biscotti with spiced chocolate.

Servers and diners alike have already been smitten with the daily bread from Wild Oats and the freshly-churned butter made in the kitchen from cream and chardonnay salt.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

While bigger plans and longer hours are in the works, currently the wine bar is open daily, Sunday through Thursday 4:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. and until midnight Friday and Saturday evenings.

The narrow, elongated space is all clean lines and refined color, touched with wood tables and chairs that look rough yet feel sleek. Bare bulbs and exposed rope and wire complete the rustic yet chic look. Luna Vine is located at 3206 W. Magnolia Blvd. in Magnolia Park.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Temple Emanu El, Magnolia Park’s Luna Vine Host Cocktails Under The Stars

Burbank Temple Emanu El’s Early Childhood Center hosted a “Cocktails Under the Stars” fundraiser this past Saturday evening. The event was organized by the preschool’s PTA and featured a silent auction of items from local businesses.

Shannan & Nathaniel Vegrow of Vuna Vine donated and co sponsored  the event. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Shannan & Nathaniel Vegrow of Vuna Vine donated and co sponsored the event. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Luna Vine Wine Bar, which opens this fall in Burbank’s Magnolia Park very generously sponsored the event and provided all of the wine and appetizers. Luna Vine’s owner Shannan VerGow, was there pouring the wine herself and spreading the word about the exciting new wine bar in town.  As VerGow states: “Our primary focus will be to find beautiful boutique wines from winemakers around the world and bring them home to Luna Vine. In other words we want to ‘Think Globally and Drink Locally.’ Our chef will be preparing seasonal, farm fresh ingredients sourced from local organic and sustainable farms and farmers markets.”

Enjoying the evening 'Under The Stars" Wine tasting is Danny Rabinovitch, Shirle Yehuda, Leeron Dvir and Gina Segal. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Enjoying the evening ‘Under The Stars” Wine tasting is Danny Rabinovitch, Shirle Yehuda, Leeron Dvir and Gina Segal. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The monies raised at the event will benefit the Outdoor Playground Project at Burbank Temple Emanu El. The BTEE Early Childhood Center has been re-vamping and upgrading its preschool since new Director Leeron Tal Dvir, started there in November 2011. “Children these days are deprived of experiences in nature. Given the opportunity, they enjoy playing with natural materials such as rocks, sand, and water. Our preschoolers are learning about the world they live in and how to respect it. We hope that by developing the outdoor areas of our school, our students will appreciate their bodies and surroundings by growing their own vegetables and taking care of the garden.”BTEE Wine Tasting -4

Additional sponsors included – Burbank Rentals, Trader Joes, Nature Made, Jelly Bean Factory, Oak Creek Ranch Topanga, Urban Sitter, Glenoaks Pharmacy, Jivita Harris-Casey Jewelry and Warner Bros.

Since 1947, Burbank Temple Emanu El has served the East San Fernando Valley as a vibrant family-friendly Jewish community for all ages. BTEE is an evolving, egalitarian congregation that strives to enhance and enrich Jewish life for its members by upholding the tenets of Conservative Judaism. In addition to Friday night and Saturday morning services, the synagogue runs a preschool that is open to the entire Burbank community, a two-day-a-week religious school that prepares youth for bar and bat mitzvah, confirmation classes, adult education programs and more. For more information, please call 818-845-1734 or visit www.btee.org.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)