Archives: November 2015

Art Show & Holiday Wine Sale

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Sunday, December 6
Art Show 12-5pm
Wine Sale 2-5pm

Join us for our annual Art Show and Wine Sale. Meet Chef Patierno’s brother, Artist Robert Patierno, whose work is on display throughout the restaurant. Come celebrate the season, enjoy light antipasti and sample wines while viewing Robert’s art. Max Evans and Jason Bise will showcase our featured wines (see the Featured Holiday Wines Post) as well the following wines. All wines can be ordered to make your holidays memorable and festive.
La Cappucina Soave 2014
Volpetti Cesanese IGT 2013
Salvano Barbera D’Alba “Maestrale”, 2012
Varvara Rosso DOC, Bolgheri, 2012 (Super Tuscan)
Malvasia di Castelnuovo Don Bosco “Little Bosco”, 2014
Chamisal Stainless Steel Chardonnay 2014, Edna Valley, CA
Tablas Creek ‘Patelin de Tablas’ Blanc , Paso Robles, CA
Andrew Rich Pinot Noir ‘Prelude’ 2013, Willamette, OR
Stolpman ‘La Cuadrilla’ 2013, St Ynez, CA
Turnbull Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Napa Valley, CA

Featured Holiday Wines

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During this festive holiday season, we’re featuring four wines that are perfect for holiday entertaining.  Whether it’s your holiday meal, festive gathering, or a small intimate dinner, these four wines are excellent choices and reasonably priced.

Dolomiti Bianco “K” 2014, Kellerei Kaltern, Alto Adige, Italy
From Italy’s northernmost region comes this fun and delicious wine. Perfect for entertaining or as an aperitivo. This blend of Pinot Bianco, Chardonnay and Sauvignon is aromatic, fruity, fresh and clean.

Ruchè 2011, Osel, Piedmont, Italy
Made by a farmer in the Castagnole Monferrato region in Piemonte, from the small collection of vineyards dedicated to preserving the Ruchè grape. The wine has intense notes of floral and spice; with a soft and persistent finish.

The Originals Red Wine 2013, Columbia, WA
This red blend readily complements most foods and will have you looking like a super hero no matter what’s being served. Aromas and flavors of white pepper, red rose petal, raspberry, herbal notes of eucalyptus and licorice, and a full finish of ripe red plum, currant and leather make this your versatile go-to holiday wine.

Domaine Saint-Vincent N/V, Albuquerque, NM
The Gruet family’s entry-level sparkling wine that’s surprisingly close to the real deal. Displaying a fine mousse, a mark of well-made wine, and bright fruit notes, it is balanced by a subtle nutty, yeasty note.

All of our wines, including the featured wines above, are available for purchase at competitive retail prices.  Case and mixed case discounts apply.

Holiday Planning

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It’s not too early to begin planning for the holidays! Did you know that Girasole can host your next gathering? We can offer various dining areas depending on the size of your group. Our upstairs dining room seats 35, our lounge seats 28, and the main dining room seats 45-70. Leave the planning, cooking, and cleanup to us and you’ll enjoy a delicious meal without the hassle.

We are also happy to offer catering services. We can even arrange for a chef to come to your event. Whether it’s a holiday event, special occasion, or just to get friends together for a fun and delicious evening, Girasole can make your event memorable. Call Lydia at 540.253.5501 to discuss catering and party options.

Thanksgiving Dinner

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Thursday, November 26
Seatings from Noon to 5 pm
Cost: $70 per person, exclusive of beverages, gratuity, and tax

Featuring the following menu choices:
Oysters Florentine
House Smoked Scottish Salmon
Oxtail & Porcini Ravioli
Burrata with Tuscan Olive Oil
Autumn Soup

Local House Greens
Arugula, Sliced Pear, Gorgonzola & Walnuts

Piatti Principale
Traditional Roasted Turkey
Roasted Ayrshire Rose Veal
Venison Medallions with Brandied Cherries
Wild Rockfish, Pan-Seared with Local Mushrooms

Dolci e Gelati
Selection of House Made Desserts

** Menu is subject to availability