By Nicole Weddington
It’s that time of year again…the beloved and dreaded holiday season. For many people, this is the time of year they are the happiest, but let’s face it; the holidays can also be very stressful. Increased financial strains, traffic and family arguments can impact our mental well-being and be a big source of Christmas stress.
So this year, why not kick your feet up and let the staff at Cork on Saginaw pamper you for once! The ambience at Cork on Saginaw is like nothing else. Soft lighting, beautiful decorations and impeccable service are just a few of the reasons to visit the Cork any day of the week. But Cork on Saginaw likes to kick it up a notch for the holidays, completely adorning the space with white lights, garland, poinsettias, and a plethora of Christmas trees (last year they had seven!).
And did you know that hidden away upstairs in their beautiful historic building is a private room that could be all yours? The room that can accommodate up to 30 can be the next location of your family Christmas party. Cork on Saginaw will even customize a special menu to suit your occasion, and decorate the room to your liking. Be as relaxed or as formal as you wish while Cork on Saginaw’s award-winning staff gives you full service in a completely private space. The room is great for other events like business meetings, bridal and baby showers, rehearsal dinners and graduations as well.
If your holiday needs can’t be met at the restaurant location, Cork on Saginaw can come to you with its full-service catering. Staff will even come to your home or event and wait on your guests for you in the comfort of your own space.
With the new fall menu roll-out, there’s plenty of comfort food and drink to go around this holiday season. Old favorites like the hearty Butternut Squash Lasagna and rich Spaghetti Carbonara are back to the delight of customers…or try something new. The Chicken Fricassee is a farm market chicken breast with a mushroom blend, shallots, white wine pan sauce with sour cream, tarragon and hand-cut tagliatelle.
Don’t forget to pair with your favorite wine. Cork on Saginaw has over 150 wines from around the world, and their new Rare and Limited Selections wine list features options for the guest looking for something extra special like the 2014 Buoncristiani Cabernet Sauvignon, rated 95 by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate Rating System and considered to be a perfect wine.
Of course, for some still learning about wine, there is something for you as well, namely, Cork on Saginaw’s Enomatic automated self-serve wine dispensary. The machine features eight reds and eight whites that rotate on a temperature-controlled unit. The Enomatic features a broad variety of grapes from different regions, many of which are seasonal. Three sizes are offered—a taste, half glass and full glass—for each bottle. Ask your server for a card to get started.
If you’re looking for something more educational, Cork on Saginaw offers its monthly wine class. Presented by Jim Davis, certified specialist of wine from the Society of Wine Educators, each class has a different theme. Students get to taste approximately 10 wines from all over the world that are not on the regular wine list. Be sure to call and make a reservation because the classes fill up quick.
And if wine isn’t your drink of choice, Cork on Saginaw offers an excellent selection of beer and cocktails that rotate seasonally as well. Warm up with The Hansel and Gretel, made with Detroit City Homegrown rye, Nux Alpina walnut liquer, St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram, Cointreau and black walnut bitters.
Cork on Saginaw’s beer selection is also impressive. Local craft beers by Short’s and Bell’s breweries are always available amidst other favorites like Oskar Blues, Lagunitas and Great Lakes’ selections.
So for quality, consistency and warm personalized service that feels like it’s been delivered by friends and family, stop by Cork on Saginaw this holiday season.
For more information and to book a private party, call (810) 422-9625 or visit www.corkonsaginaw.com.
Cork on Saginaw
635 S. Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48502
Hours of Operation:
Tues-Thurs., 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Sat., 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.