Archives: August 2014

Beer Tasting - Girasole - The Plains, VA - Authentic Regional Italian Cuisine

Beer, Beer, and more Beer

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Join us on Sunday, August 24th from 3 – 5 pm to taste summer beers and enjoy antipasti from Chef Patierno.  Hosted by Benjamin Page, Craft Beer Manager at Kysela Pere et Fils in Winchester, Virginia.  Cost is $35 per person.  Call Girasole at 540-253-5501 to make your reservation.

Featured beers will be:

Laughing Dog Huckleberry Cream Ale
The huckleberry is native to the Pacific Northwest and it is prized for its sweetness
and texture. Great at the lake, a BBQ or simply just relaxing away a long summer day.

Laughing Dog De Achstehond Peach Sour
Based on a Belgian Pale Ale Recipe that has been barrel aged. Slight tart
and sour notes meld with yeasty fruit flavors. The finish has soft oak tones.

Sneaky Pete IPA
The 2014 Sneaky Pete has been modified to be more
like an Imperial Rocket Dog Rye IPA.

Caldera Porter
A smooth, creamy, chocolate laden porter made with Willamette Hops.
SILVER Metal at the World Beer Championships.

Caldera Mogli
Mogli is complex, sweet, chocolatey, big and full of unconditional love! The
aroma of chocolate is the biggest and most forward flavor. Dark, roasted
malts, caramel, toffee, raisin, plum, and a hint of vanilla are present.

Saucony Creek IPA
This is an American style India Pale Ale with distinct citrus,
pine, and floral aromas and flavors.

Troegs Dreamweaver Wheat
Long toasty days, cool breezy nights and a splash of magic provide the inspiration
for the Tröegs brothers’ dreamiest creation—Dreamweaver Wheat. GOLD MEDAL
at GABF 2012 in the German Style Hefeweizen category.

Troegs Perpetual IPA
Straw in color and bittered with an abundance of citrus and spicy hops, Perpetual IPA
is a tribute to building our new brewery and our desire to continue exploring.

Troegs Troeganator
Troegenator Double Bock is a dark, strong lager. It pours into a glass with a bronze to
brown color, fluffy white head and bready malt aroma. GOLD MEDAL
in the Bock category at the 2013 Great American Beer Festival.

R. J. Rocker’s Son of a Peach
An unfiltered American wheat ale made with real mean peaches. The only thing
missing is the fuzz. Rated OUTSTANDING by Beer Advocate.

Arancini - Girasole, 10 Year Anniversary, The Plains, VA - Authentic Regional Italian Cuisine

Our 10th Anniversary

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We can’t believe that it’s been ten years since Girasole opened in the beautiful Plains, Virginia.  Always striving to bring a bit of Italy to Virginia’s Hunt Country, we thought the best way to celebrate the occasion was to offer an anniversary fixed-price dinner menu during the month of August.  Chef Patierno has created an inspiring six-course menu featuring the local, seasonal ingredients to bring the best regional dishes of Italy to your table here at Girasole.

Arancini Siciliani
Traditional Sicilian
style croquette

Insalata dell’Orto
Mixed greens from
Over the Grass Farm

Chitarrini alla Marchigiana
Housemade Chitarrini pasta with
local mushrooms and pork

Salmone con Pomodori e Pinoli
Pan-seared salmon with cherry
tomatoes and pine nuts

Involtini di Vitello
Veal scallopini with Prosciutto
di Parma, mozzarella, and sage

Kinlock Farm Honey Panna Cotta
or Housemade Gelato

The cost is $85 per person, exclusive of beverages, tax, and gratuity.  Available exclusively during the month of August during our dinner service beginning at 5:30 pm daily.