Figue Mediterranean Adds New Enhancements To Its Outstanding Wine And Spirits Program

Figue Mediterranean Adds New Enhancements To Its Outstanding Wine And Spirits ProgramFigue Mediterranean in La Quinta, California (47474 Washington Street; 760-698-9040) has added some new enhancements to its already exceptional wine and spirits program with some very appealing, guest-friendly options. Every Tuesday is the day for half-price bottled wines, while every Wednesday is BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) Day, with no corkage fees for guests that bring wine from their private collections. The Bar at Figue continues to offer an enticing all-evening cocktail hour, with a wide selection of small plates, artisan pizzas and specialties from the charcuterie/mozzarella bar, all designed to pair well with the absurdly low priced, top-quality wines, craft beers and specialty cocktails.

“We’re adding these special programs to emphasize the point that although we are serving some of the finest cuisine in the Valley, with a truly outstanding chef leading the kitchen, we are priced to accommodate guests frequently and regularly, not just on special occasions,” said owner Lee Morcus. “Figue has always been conceived as an informal community gathering place because this type of experience is integral to the Mediterranean lifestyle. We hope that these new beverage programs will convince everyone that Figue is an ideal-and affordable-place to relax and spend quality time with friends, colleagues and family.”

Wine lovers who wish to enjoy their own wine selections will be pleased to know that on Wednesdays, they can bring their own wine and will not be charged a corkage fee. “Our guests love great food and wine, and we thought they would appreciate the opportunity to enjoy favorite wines from their own collections accompanied by our terrific food,” said Morcus. “Our wait staff will be happy to suggest menu choices that will pair well with our guests’ wine. It will be a privilege to help guests create the perfect meal.”

Figue Mediterranean Adds New Enhancements To Its Outstanding Wine And Spirits ProgramFigue’s bottled wine menu, featuring both Old World and New World labels, includes more than 130 wines especially chosen to enhance the colorful, vibrant cuisine. Guests can choose from a generous selection of delicious Champagnes and sparkling whites, rosé, white, red and sweet wines. Old World wines are from France, Italy, Spain, and Germany along with some special Mediterranean choices. New World wines are produced in the Napa Valley area and Pacific coastal regions of California and Oregon as well as other countries and wine regions noted for producing outstanding wines. “We have selected wines that we consider to be exceptional values at any price point,” said Morcus. “Our lower priced wines are highly drinkable, but for those who want to splurge, we’ve included some wonderful limited run wines that are truly memorable. Our half-price bottled wines on Tuesday include a broad selection-what better way to enjoy some world-class wines at an affordable price!”

There is also a well-chosen selection of sparkling, red and white wines by the glass, which are available in 6 oz. and 9 oz. pours. All wines by the glass are also available by the bottle.

Cocktail aficionados will appreciate Figue’s creative hand-crafted artisan drink menus. Classic sparkling cocktails such as the Figue Royale, made with Laetitia Brut Cuvee, Figcello and Chambord and the Classic Champagne Cocktail, a French Sparkling, Bittered Sugar Cube and Cognac Float. The Old Fashioned gets a unique twist at Figue, made with Knob Creek Bourbon, Figcello, housemade Grenadine and fresh figs. Figue’s creativity shines through with cocktails such as the Blushing Kiss, made with Nolets Dry Gin, St Germain Liqueur and Fresh Grapefruit Juice or the La Quinta Sunset, made with Stolichnaya Blueberry Vodka and Crème Yvette Violet Liqueur.

Beer connoisseurs have a quality selection of craft beers to choose from. Draft selections include C.V.B. Desert Swarm Honey Wheat from 1000 Palms, CA; Lost Coast Brewery Downtown Brown Ale, from Eureka, CA and Gavroche Red Ale, from France. Bottled beer choices include Abita Light, Lager Light from Louisiana, Chimay Trapiste Belgian Ale from Belgium and Moritz Lager from Spain.

Figue Mediterranean Adds New Enhancements To Its Outstanding Wine And Spirits ProgramThe crown jewel of Figue’s beverage program is the Bar at Figue, a unique, outstanding cocktail hour that begins at 4 p.m. daily and lasts until close. Cocktail hour prices are surprisingly low: Well Drinks, Draft Beer and Select Premium Wines start at $5. The extensive Bar Menu features Figue’s delicious artisan Pizza, Panini, Salads, hot and cold Small Plates, Mozzarella, Salami and more. Bar Menu items are available in the bar only from 4 p.m. to close.

“We’re excited to continue evolving our beverage program to pleasantly surprise and please our guests, and we look forward to many festive moments here at Figue,” said Morcus.

About Figue Mediterranean
Figue Mediterranean is located at 47474 Washington Street in La Quinta, CA 92253 (telephone: 760-698-9040). From the gracious reception welcoming guests through the last, lingering bit of a seductive dessert, “sharing” is the thread that unites the Figue experience. Enjoy Figue’s progressive Mediterranean menu embodying the heart and soul of the region’s cuisine-a unique melting pot of flavors and cooking preparations from the world’s hub of many cultures. With strong influences from the Riviera, France, Italy and Spain, Figue’s food is fresh, authentic, bright, clean and simple.

Savor the seductive flavors of the Mediterranean with inspired, delicious culinary creations of Relais & Châteaux honored Executive Chef François de Mélogue while enjoying beverages from the extensive list of wines and premium specialty cocktails with an Old World and New World concept.

Figue Mediterranean is committed to the highest standards of food and product integrity. We procure, produce and serve the highest quality food possible; food that is at its peak of ripeness, freshness and flavor, and therefore at its nutritional peak. We use ingredients that are organic, farm to table, hormone and antibiotic free, wild and sustainable.

The retsaurant seats dinner from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday and from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The Bar at Figue opens at 4 p.m. and remains open until midnight on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night for cocktails and light food. Brunch is served on all major weekend holidays. Figue also is available for private events or celebrations, and for on- and off-site catering.

Complimentary valet parking is available. All major cards accepted. For more information or to make reservations, please call Figue at 760-698-9040 or visit their website at “Like” Figue on Facebook  and follow them on Twitter. Figue is owned by Lee Morcus.

About The Bar at Figue
Guests of The Bar at Figue can enjoy a colorful and delectable collection of artisan Mediterranean foods complemented by the Bar’s handcrafted premium specialty cocktails, craft beers and world-class wines. The prices are surprisingly low: well drinks with brand name liquors (Tanqueray, Smirnoff, J&B, and more) are only $5; specialty cocktails are only $7; craft beers are only $5; premium wines by the glass are only $6.

Bar service begins at 4 p.m. and continues until 10 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and until midnight Thursday through Saturday. There are several comfortable seating options including high top tables, sofas, and community tables, as well as seating at the bar, which is roomy enough to accommodate both eating and drinking.