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Archives: December 2014

New Year’s Eve

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December 31, 2014
Seatings: 5-6:30pm and 8-10pm

Four-Course Menu for $85 per person, exclusive of beverages, taxes, and gratuity.

Appetizer selections:
Olives all’Asolana
Lamb skewers
Speck and radicchio risotto
Gorgonzola and walnut gnocchi
Cappalacci Zucca

Salad selections:
Fennel salad
Arugula salad
Radicchio Trevise

Entree selections:
Seafood ravioli
Venison medallions
Chestnut stuffed rabbit
Fish (based on availability)
Lasagna Bolognese
Chinghiale Pappardelle
Veal medallions, Vespucci

Housemade Desserts

The above menu may change slightly based on availability. To make a reservation, please call 540-253-5501.

Winter Wine Tasting

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Sunday, January 18, 3-5 pm

We are delighted that Laura Taffe Balderelli of the San Francisco Wine Exchange will host our Winter Wine Tasting.  With 22 years in the fine wine industry, she has had the opportunity to represent some of the finest producers from all over the world.  On January 18th, Laura will feature the following wines from California and Washington.  The cost is $35 per person, exclusive of tax.  Please call the restaurant at 540-253-5501 to make a reservation.

Claiborne & Churchill Pinot Gris, Edna Valley, CA 2013
Claiborne & Churchill Gewurtztraminer, Edna Valley, CA 2013
Ventana Chardonnay, Monterey, CA 2013
Milbrandt Traditions Riesling, Columbia, WA 2013
Quady Whisper Dry, Madera, CA N/V
Ventana Rubystone, Monterey, CA 2012
McCay Petite Sirah, Lodi, CA 2012
David Bruce Russian River Pinot Noir, CA 2012
Jason Stephens Cabernet, Santa Clara, CA 2011
Terra Valentine Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, CA 2012
Terra Valentine Spring Mountain Cabernet, Napa Valley, CA 2012
Milbrandt Katherine Leone Vineyard Syrah, Columbia, WA 2012
McCay Zinfandel, Lodi, CA  2012
Quady Vya Sweet, Madera, CA N/V
Quady Starboard, Madera, CA N/V

Celebrate 2015

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Every Monday through Friday in January (beginning January 5th) Chef Patierno will feature a tasting menu of four small plates, each for $20.15.  Sample some of his favorite antipasti, enjoy our house-smoked selections, or taste a bit of three housemade lasagnas. Kick off the new year in style and treat yourself to some of Chef Patierno’s finest small plate selections.

Appetizer Sampler
Arancini, Fried Vegetables, and Olives all’Ascolana

Charcuterie Plate
A Medley of Housesmoked Meats

Housesmoked Antipasti
Smoked Salmon, Duck, and Trout with Crostini

Trio Tasting of Housemade Lasagna
Eggplant and Goat Cheese, Mushroom, and Bolognese

Valentine’s Weekend

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It’s never too early to plan for a special evening for Valentine’s Day.  Join us on either Friday, February 13th, or Saturday, February 14th for a special four course, fix-priced dinner.  We will offer two seatings each night.  Reservations can be made either between 4:30 – 6:30 pm or 8 – 10 pm.  The cost of the dinner is $85 per person, exclusive of beverages, tax, and gratuity.

First Course:
Oysters Florentine
Beef Carpaccio
Marinated Grilled Octopus
Buffalo Mozzarella & Grilled Vegetables
Lumache

Second Course:
Baby Arugula with Shaved Parmesan and Artisanal Olive Oil
Classic Caesar Salad
Fennel Salad with Blood Oranges and Mediterranean Olives
Frisee with Anchovy Dressing and Gorgonzola Crostini

Third Course:
Seafood Ravioli with Lobster, Shrimp, and Scallops
Salmon en Carrozza
Butternut Squash Tortellini
Pork Cheek Marubini
Braised Short Ribs over Creamy, Herbed Polenta
Veal Medallions in a Cream Brandy Sauce with Local and Forest Mushrooms
Roasted Chestnut Stuffed Rabbit

Fourth Course:
Housemade Dessert Selection

The above menu may change slightly based on availability.  To make a reservation, please call 540-253-5501.