Archives: January 2018

Cooking Class with Chef Patierno

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Cooking Class with Chef Patierno

Tuesday, February 20 6:30pm
Pasta Making
Cost: $85 per person, includes dinner

Come enjoy a cooking demonstration by Chef Patierno, followed by dinner. Chef Patierno will feature the ever-popular pasta making! Come experience some new dishes, learn about the various types of flour for making specific types of pasta, hear which sauces are served with specific pasta, and then enjoy a nice dinner following the cooking demonstration.  Perhaps make new friends too. The cost is $85 per person, which includes dinner, or 3 classes can be purchased for $225. To make a reservation, please call the restaurant at 540-253-5501.

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Winter Wine Tasting

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Winter Wine Tasting
Sunday, February 25, 3-5pm
Hosted by Max Evans, Siema Wines
Cost: $35 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity

Featuring Chef Patierno’s light antipasti and the following wines:

 Antech, Blanquette de Limoux Cuvée Tradition Brut (NV)
 Domaine du Vieil Orme, Sauvignon Blanc Touraine (2016)
 Meinklang, Pinot Gris Graupert classic (2015)
 Steininger, Grüner Veltliner Grand Grü Reserve (2015)
 Massimo Lovisolo, Nebbiolo Brut Rosé (NV)
 Terrae Palmae, Carignano del Sulcis (2013)
 Eredi Lodali, Dolcetto d’Alba Bric Sant’ Ambrogio (2014)
 Rocche Costamagna, Langhe Nebbiolo (2015)
 Bosco Nestore, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Pan (2010)
 McPherson Cellars, EVS Texas High Plains Red Blend Windblown (2016)
 Miguel Merino, Rioja Viñas Jóvenes (2013)
 Domaine Ancely, Minervois La Muraille (2011)
 Salvano, Barolo (2011)
 Scopone, Brunello di Montalcino (2011)
 Tre Secoli, Brachetto d’Acqui (2016)

To make a reservation, please call us on 540-253-5501.

Four Course Garofoli Wine Dinner

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Four Course Garofoli Wine Dinner
Sunday, March 4, 6:30pm
Hosted by David Rendondi, Garofoli Winery, and Dalla Terra Wines
Cost: $95 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity

Join us for a celebration of the food and wine of the Marche!  We are thrilled to welcome David Rendondi of the Garofoli Winery and Dalla Terra Wines to Girasole.  When asked to host, knowing that Lydia’s family is from the Marche region where Garofoli Winery is also located, David quickly responded, “When someone from the Marche calls, we go!” 

Chef Patierno will feature the following menu with wine pairings by Garofoli Winery: 

Vongole al Pescatore
Clams cooked with parsley and white wine
Verdicchio Dei Castelli Di Jesi Classico Superiore “Macrina” 2016

Fritto misto all’ascolana
Lightly fried meat, fish, and vegetable plate
Rosso Conero “Piancarda” 2014

Minestra di Arzilla e romanesco 
Skate and romanesco soup
Verdicchio Dei Castelli Di Jesi Classico Superiore Riserva “Podium” 2014

Coniglio in porchetta
Stuffed and roasted rabbit
Rosso Conero Riserva “Grosso Agontano” 2011

Housemade Dessert

Winemaking began for the Garofoli family in 1871 when Antonio Garofoli began producing wine for the pilgrims who came from afar to visit the famous Basilica of Loreto.  In 1901, his son, Giocchino Garofoli, founded the Garofoli winery, which has long been considered the most historical and important winery of the Marche.  Today the winery is run by the family’s fifth generation and is known for producing prime examples of the regions’ two quintessential wines:  Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi and Rosso Conero, both of which will be featured at our dinner. 

Garofoli Winery is represented by Dalla Terra ( meaning “of the earth” in Italian) Winery Direct® as a direct importer of a limited selection of Italy’s finest wines. As always, at this vintner’s dinner, the wines, including some of the limited vintages, will be available for retail purchase.  Case and mixed-case orders receive a 10% discount.

We hope you’ll join us for this delicious evening, celebrating family, food, and wine of the Marche.  Please call 540-253-5501 to make your reservation.