The Patina Restaurant Group has launched the re-conceptualized Uva Bar and Café, including a new menu by Executive Chef Nick Weber. In the heart of the Downtown Disney district, the sidewalk bar and café now features an expanded patio area with the addition of 70 seats which evoke Spanish eateries found in Barcelona. Surrounding the vibrant terrace, multicolored umbrellas line the open air space providing an ideal locale for observing the hustle and bustle of the Orange County destination. The centerpiece circle bar has been given a face lift with festive tiling backlit by LED-lighting system bringing the jovial atmosphere of Spain to Anaheim.
Executive Chef Nick Weber, of the sister property Catal Restaurant, is set to introduce a menu of Cal-Mediterranean cuisine. “The new Uva Bar and Café dishes are a true representation of my commitment to fresh seasonal ingredients” states Weber. “The spirit of Spanish cookery provides an opportunity to utilize the a la plancha technique which matches the Spanish flare found in the new al fresco space.” The featured a la plancha entrees includes the Lamb Burger with piquillo peppers, feta, arugula, lemon dill aïoli and pickled red onion; and the Market Fish with roasted artichoke heart, preserved lemon purée, blistered tomatoes and olives. New offerings include an extensive sides menu including options of sweet potato fries; sea salt and garlic fries; and the classic Uva street fries with chorizo Bilbao, spicy crema, shaved green onions, pickled garlic and melted cheese. Other sides of note include asparagus served a la plancha; and Shishito peppers with sea salt and lemon garlic emulsion. In a style popular in both Spain and Downtown Disney®, Weber will continue to offer classic bar snacks such as the tuna tartare “tacos” and trio of Mediterranean dips.
As a perfect pairing to numerous dishes on the new menu, Uva Bar is pleased to offer an extensive list of local and regional microbrews including Firestone Doublebarrel, Stone “Arrogant Bastard”, Lost Coast Great White, and Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale. The new bar space now features twelve draft handles which are set to house premier selections including Green Flash Hop Head Red, Alaskan Amber Ale, Stone I.P.A., Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat and a rotating seasonal draft among others. An array of bottled regular and large format ales and cocktails will also be made available to complement meals or enjoy by itself.