About Us

We have set out to create a unique atmosphere blending classical Mediterranean and Belgian cuisine with a Chesapeake Bay flair using local, sustainable, and/or organic ingredients.  The menu is paired with a global wine selection of old world styles and new world varietals, all in a contemporary yet quaint setting.

Pairings Bistro is the inspiration of Chef/Owner Jon Kohler.  After graduating from Johnson and Wales University with an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Food Service Management, Jon began perfecting his craft in various Maryland hotels and restaurants.  Jon’s culinary expertise has evolved to include a strong Belgian influence which he developed during frequent visits to his wife, Sandy’s, family in Brussels.

His love for food would eventually be matched with a growing passion for wine.  Jon worked as a manager for a fine wine distributor, allowing him to travel extensively in America and overseas and broadening his taste and knowledge of the grape.

Pairings Bistro also features a wine shop on premise and offers catering services. Jon enjoys sharing his passion for food and wine and is available to help locate any rare and specialty wines and to provide ideas and recommendations for special occasions and everyday wine values.   Please feel free to use the “Contact Us” link if you have a question. 

Bon Appétit and Santé!

Welcome to Pairings Bistro

Where the pairing of food with complementary wines is at the heart of its existence.