Dolce Vita to Move, Expand

Dolce Vita (9 N. J St., 561/493-3330), the littlest big wine shop in Lake Worth, is moving around the corner to a new location in the cute Victorian building once home to the now-departed Soma Center.

Dolce Vita’s Asher White says he hopes to open at 609 Lake Ave. by Saturday, Dec. 11, to coincide with the city of Lake Worth’s Christmas parade. A grand opening celebration is planned for the following weekend.

The new Dolce will be about triple the size of the minuscule current shop, which will allow Asher to increase his stock of 150 wine labels to around 300. Given the shop’s diminutive size, “There are always some [wines] that get left out,” he says, something he plans to remedy by “filling in the gaps” in the current selection with more Italian, South African, Portuguese and Pacific Northwest wines.

Also on the menu is a menu of hot and cold tapas, from assorted cheeses and olives to soups, salads and light fare like spanakopita. In a nod to the former tenant’s vegetarian and vegan sensibilities, several of its signature dishes will also be served.

More details. . . Friday evening wine tastings will be expanded, as will the amount of live music. Saturday evenings will feature Alex Bach jazz trio, while during the week various soloists will perform.

Good food, fine wine, live music. Sounds like the good life to me.