The wine bar restaurant Saggio di Vino has been now running again for over 6 months in the garden city of Christchurch after experiencing devastating earthquakes. The food is great, the wine list is exceptional and the owners Lisa & Yommi are just as hospitable as always. The new interior with a double-sided fireplace in the middle is also a great addition to every dining experience.
This quintessential Christchurch dining establishment is based in one of the first commercial buildings to be completed post the earthquakes. The two dining rooms are spread over an area of 105 square metres, and a key feature is the magnificent double-sided Escea fireplace.
Andy Watson, architect from +MAP Architects who helped redesign Saggio’s interiors, comments that the Escea DX1500 was preferred because it was both double-sided and frameless. “Clients liked the idea because the fire was a real heat source that could be distributed, rather than just an ambient point source.”
Riding high on the confidence factor, the Saggio menu is a mélange of Western Europe and a distinct New Zealand style. The owners Lisa and Yommi have worked out a wine library carte. In a recent review, "Lady Parker" comments that "the food is great, the wine list is exceptional and owners Lisa and Yommi are just as hospitable as ever."
The Escea DX1500 fireplace blends into the colour scheme used in Saggio’s interiors and adds to the charm of the place. The dancing flames combine with the lighting arrangement and decor to make dining at Saggio di Vino a memorable experience.
You can read more about the restaurant, wine selection and dinning reviews on the Escea blog.