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Archives: June 2016

Patio Wine Tasting

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Patio Wine Tasting

Sunday, July 10, 3-5 pm
Hosted by Mark Luna,
Roanoke Valley Wine Company
Cost: $35 per person, exclusive of tax

Enjoy the summer season with a patio wine tasting! Hosted by Mark Luna of The Roanoke Valley Wine Company, this tasting features wines of the Pacific Northwest.  The cost of the tasting, which includes the 15 wines listed below and light antipasti, is $35 per person, exclusive of tax.  To make a reservation, please call the restaurant at 540.253.5501.

Belle Pente Pinot Gris 2012
Cameron Giovanni Pinot Blanc 2015
Montinore Borealis 2014
Ryan Patrick Chardonnay Reserve 2014
Elk Cove Pinot Noir Rose 2015
Grochau Cellars Gamay Noir 2014
Evesham Wood Pinot Noir La Grive Bleue 2013
Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Lia’s Vineyard 2014
Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir Savoya Vineyard 2014
JK Carriere Pinot Noir Anderson Vineyard 2012
Kiona Estate Lemberger Red Mountain 2012
Tyrus Evan Claret Ciel du Cheval 2011
Ryan Patrick Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2013
Owen Roe Syrah Chapel Block 2013
Kiona Estate Late Harvest Riesling 2013

Cooking Class with Chef Patierno

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Cooking Class with Chef Patierno

Tuesday, July 12, 6:30 pm
Dishes of Veneto
Cost: $85 per person, including dinner and wine pairing

Cooking Class with Chef Patierno

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Cooking Class 1

Tuesday, June 14, 6:30 pm
Dishes of the Piedmont Region
Cost: $85 per person, including dinner and wine pairing

To make a reservation, please call the restaurant at 540-253-5501.

Review by Tom Sietsema of The Washington Post

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GOOD

The following review appears in The Washington Post’s 2016 Spring Dining Guide.

Girasole is the friend you haven’t seen in forever but know you can count on even after a long absence (six years, in my case). The same things I appreciated about the two-story, family-run hunt country retreat back then are the details I applaud now: pastas made in-house, neighborly service and a main dining room that pulls the outdoors in with the help of streams of light and paintings of rolling hills. The fritto misto is terrific: sweet scallops, shrimp, parsley and more in the barest of batters. Soups (rustic white bean with shaved Parmesan) have the edge over salads (arugula with sliced pear and gorgonzola is over-dressed). Specials are exactly that, and if you hear about lamb “three ways,” seize the opportunity to enjoy a chop, sausage and supple ravioli stuffed with the headliner. By all means, finish with the bright orange cake, one of many temptations on the dessert tray. In Italian, the name of the restaurant translates to both “sunflower” and “surrounded by the sun.” In reality, Girasole radiates warmth — and suggests you drop by more often.unspecifiedunspecified-1 unspecified-2unspecified-3

Patio Wine Tasting

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Patio Wine Tasting

Sunday, June 26, 3-5 pm
Hosted by Jason Bise, The Country Vintner
Cost: $35 per person, exclusive of tax

Kick off the summer season with a patio wine tasting! Hosted by Jason Bise of The Country Vintner.  The cost of the tasting, which includes the 15 wines listed below and light antipasti, is $35 per person, exclusive of tax.  To make a reservation, please call the restaurant at 540.253.5501.

Indaba Chenin Blanc 2015
Wither Hills Sauvignon 2014
Tasca D’almerita Regaleali Bianco 2015
Wieninger Gemischtersatz 2014
Avancia Godello 2014
Macrostie Chardonnay 2014
Mastroberardino Lacrimarosa Rosato 2015
Juve Y Camps Rose Brut Pinot Noir N/V
Alto Limay Pinot Noir 2014
Argyle Pinot Noir 2014
Avancia Mencia 2014
Vina Cobos Malbec    2014
Borsao Garnacha Tres Picos 2013
Tasca D’almerita Lamùri 2013
Indaba Mosaic 2015