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Tuesday
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Thursday
3:30pm 12:00am
Friday 3:30pm 1:30am
Saturday 12:00pm 1:30am
Sunday 3:30pm 10:00pm

Our History

Roxy Piscazzi stowed away on a boat to get to America. When he met the love of his life, Lucia, he was forbidden from marrying her. So he kidnapped her and they started a family. Together they owned a bar in North Akron called Roxy’s Café. Lucia cooked in other notable restaurants in Akron. Lucia became known as one of the finest cooks in the area. After Roxy had passed, Lucia and their son John, opened a restaurant in the “Valley” known as the Wine Merchant. They focused “ It’s a poor host who seves his guests poor wine. For he must sit and drink it with them.” on great wine and great food. From that pioneering establishment grew many of Akron’s best cooks and chefs. Even after the Wine Merchant closed, the legacy lived on.

The Merchant Tavern was born out of the principles that the John “The Merch” Piscazzi Lived by. Don’t cut corners. Prepare every meal like you would for your family. Buy only the best ingredients, and keep your food simple but good.

Our mission is to provide every guest with top notch service, great food, great cocktails, beer, and wine. We will treat you like a guest in our home and do everything we can to make you feel comfortable. We want The Merchant Tavern to be a place where friends become family.

Location

1824 Merriman Rd., Akron, Ohio 44313

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Great food and great drinks at the entrance to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park

New & Events

BELOW IS A LIST OF NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS. PLEASE ALSO LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND CHECK FOR DAILY SPECIALS AND HAPPY HOUR DEALS!

GABRIELLE COLLECTION WINEMAKER DINNER

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 16 2015 / 7PM / $100/person

We are pleased and honored to have Gabrielle Leonhard, Winemaker of the famed Gabrielle Collection wines, here to enjoy a night that celebrates the best in food, wine, family & friends.

Gabrielle Leonhard
Head of Winemaking and Master Blender

Gabrielle Leonhard was born in Germany, to a family with a long history of wine professionals and collectors. Her grandfather traveled the world exploring food and wines as a wine and food critic. Her mother was a wine chemist in Bordeaux, a food chemist and completed cooking school with a chef from the esteemed Cordon Blue Cooking School in France. A passion for quality ingredients and food preparation was a family heritage. Food and wine pairings were an ongoing topic at the family table. Gabrielle always dreamed of making wine.

Studies include Napa College/UC Davis viticulture program, sensory evaluation and olive oil sensory evaluation.

Gabrielle Collection – Napa Valley

Gabrielle Collection is a series of boutique, luxury Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons and Proprietary Cabernet blends, that are invitingly and food complementary wines. They show the artistry of Winemaker Gabrielle in their balance, suppleness and distinction as she brings the magic of the soil and sun into a glass of wine.

Gabrielle believes blending varietals and vineyards achieves the most expressive wine. Drawing from the organically farmed estate vineyard in the Oak Knoll Appellation as well as other from select sustainably farmed vineyards, where the climate and soil are best suited to produce each varietal perfectly, she creates wines with richness and complexity.

 

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