By writing wine, food and travel columns since 1995, Bridge Ten Brasserie owner Dave DeSimone has a passion for French food and wines after visiting France frequently.
“I love visiting classic French brasseries because you can eat and drink well in a fun, unpretentious and relaxing setting,” DeSimone says. “We want guests to enjoy the same experience here in Pittsburgh at Bridge Ten Brasserie.”
DeSimone personally sets the wine list that includes rotating selections of reds, whites, sparkling and dessert wines from throughout France. Most wines are available by the glass and bottles, with select wines also available by pichet or pitcher.
“Our goal is to offer wines and beers with lots of personality that taste good with our classic brasserie menu and daily features,” adds DeSimone who works closely with Executive Chef Matthew Christie in setting the menu.
Dave DeSimone’s weekly Wine Cellar column appears each Wednesday in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. His Wine Cellar radio show airs monthly on KQV 1410 AM in Pittsburgh. His professional memberships include the American Wine Society and the Circle of Wine Writers in the United Kingdom. DeSimone has been certified as a French Wine Scholar by the French Wine Society in Washington, D.C.
Bridge Ten Brasserie represents Mr. DeSimone’s first restaurant ownership. Previously his responsibilities as Senior Vice President at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust included managing Customer Service and Food and Beverage. He helped develop the acclaimed Café Zao with Chef Toni Pais and the Backstage Bar.
“I am delighted to work with Bridge Ten Brasserie’s talented team of chefs and servers,” DeSimone says. “We are excited to offer a true French brasserie experience right here in Pittsburgh.”
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