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Spring Wine Tasting, Girasole, Country Vintner, The Plains, VA, Middleburg, VA, Salamander Resort, Salamamder Spa

Spring Wine Tasting

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Sunday, April 2, 3-5pm
Hosted by Jason Bise, The Country Vintner
Cost: $35 per person

Featuring light antipasti and the following wines:
Allan Scott Brut ‘Cecilia’
Chateau De Fontenille Bordeaux Blanc
Leyda Sauvignon Blanc ‘Garuma’
Catena Appellation  Chardonnay Tupungato
Lawson’s Dry Hills Gewurztraminer
Tournon Rose
St Andre de Figuiere Rose ‘Magali’
High Note Malbec
Di Majo Norante Cabernet Sauvignon
Tournon Shiraz ‘Mathilda’
Bujanda Rioja Reserva
El Enemigo Cabernet Franc
Renacer Mendoza ‘Milamore’
Wine And Soul ‘Pintas Character’

Call the restaurant at 540-253-5501 to make a reservation.

Restaurant Week 2017 - Girasole, The Plains, VA, Middleburg VA, Gainsville, Haymarket, Manassas, Aldie, Winchester, Warrenton, Marshall Virginia, Salamander Spa

Northern Virginia Restaurant Week

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Northern Virginia Restaurant Week

March 20-27
4 Course Menu
Cost: $52.17 per person, exclusive of beverages,
tax, and gratuity

We’re thrilled to be joining Northern Virginia’s Restaurant Week, March 20-27.  We will be featuring a four course, fixed-priced menu.  For only $52.17, you can choose one selection for each course.

Appetizers
Olives all’Oscalana
Lightly fried artichokes
Fried Mozzarella
Arancini

Salads
Sliced beets, Granny Smith apple, and goat cheese with microgreens
Baby arugula, cherry tomatoes, and Pecorino
Shaved fennel with blood oranges and Mediterranean olives

Main
Rose veal involtini with prosciutto and mozzarella
Pan-sautéed Bronzino with pine nuts, tomatoes, basil and lemon butter
Housemade spinach and ricotta Agnolotti in a cream sauce

Dessert
Mixed gelati and sorbetti

Reservations are required. Call us at 540-253-5501.

cooking classes, Girasole, The Plains, VA, Middleburg VA, Gainsville, Salamander Spa

Cooking Class with Chef Patierno

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Cooking Class with Chef Patierno

Tuesday, March 7, 6:30pm
Pasta Making
Cost: $85 per person, includes dinner

 

Murder Mystery-Dinner, Girasole, The Plains, VA, Middleburg VA, Gainsville, Salamander Spa

4 Course Mystery Dinner

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4 Course Mystery Dinner

Sunday, March 12, 6:30pm
Hosted by John & Holli Todhunter,
Three Fox Vineyards
Cost: $80 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity
Hosted by John and Holli Todhunter of Three Fox Vineyards, you’ll enjoy a delectable four course dinner with roots in Italy’s Marche region and wine pairings by Virginia’s Three Fox Vineyards.  With each course, you’ll get clues to help solve the murder of the person seeking answers to the disappearance of Charlemagne’s ring in the sixteenth century.

Heirloom tomatoes with a classic tonnato sauce
Calabrese Pinot Grigio, 2016

Sorcetti Gnocchi
La Boheme Viognier 2016

Veal Involtini with prosciutto and mozzarella
Piemontese Nebbiolo 2015
or
Pan-sautéed Branzino with an anchovy sauce
La Giacosa Chardonnay, Springlot Reserve 2016

Dolce
Rosso Dolce Chambourcin, NV
 
The cost for this dinner is $80 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity.  Reservations are required. Call 540-253-5501 to make your reservation!

Wine Tasting, Girasole, The Plains, VA, Middleburg VA, Gainsville, Salamander Spa

Winter Wine Tasting

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Winter Wine Tasting

Sunday, March 19, 3-5pm
Hosted by Max Evans, Siema Wines
Cost: $35 per person, exclusive of tax
Join us for a winter wine tasting, hosted by Max Evans of Siema Wines. Chef Patierno will feature light antipasti and the following wines will be poured and available for purchase at very competitive retail prices.  A 10% discount will apply to all case and mixed-case purchases.  The cost is $35 per person, exclusive of gratuity. Call the restaurant at 540-253-5501 to make your reservation.

Corvezzo Prosecco Triviso NV
Alcesti Isola Bianco 2015
Casale del Giglio “Satrico” 2016
Lovisolo Gavi 2016
Cascina Montagnola Cortese Dunin 2014
Il Borro Chardonnay “Lamelle” 2015
Alcesti Frappato 2016
Barbi Sangiovese “Il Ruspo” 2014
Salvano Dolcetto “Fosco” (Diano d’Alba) 2014
Osel Ruche` Di Castagnole Monferrato 2011
Bosco Nestore Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo “PAN” 2010
Corte alla Flora Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva 2012
Begali Tigiolo Rosso Veronese (Corvina/Cabernet) 2012
Il Borro Syrah Pian Di Nova, 2013
Intorcia Zibibbo NV

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Girasole in Middleburg Life

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Girasole in Middleburg Life’s February 2017 issue

 

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Wines - Girasole - The Plains, VA, Downey Selections,Salamander Resort

Winter Wine Tasting

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Winter Wine Tasting

Sunday, February 19, 3-5pm
Hosted by Brennan Downey, Downey Selections
Cost: $35 per person, exclusive of tax

Join us for a taste of some rare Italian wines.  Hosted by Brennan Downey of Downey Selections, you’ll experience 15 rare wines from 9 regions of Italy.  The cost of the tasting is $35 per person which includes light antipasti prepared by Chef Patierno.  

Dal Maso Durello Sparkling NV
Orsolani Cuvee Tradition 2011
Scacciadiavoli Sagrantino Brut Rose NV
Di Lenardo Ribolla Gialla 2014
Nuragico Vermentino 2015
Martusciello Ottouve Gragnano 2015
Di Lenardo Refosco 2014
Nuragico Cannonau 2014
Dal Maso Tai Rosso “Colpizzarda”2012
St Paul’s Schiava 2014
Vietti Barbera d’Alba “Scarrone” 2013
Guicciardini Morellino di Scansano Riserva 2011
Castello dei Rampolla Sammarco 2011
Tenuta Mazzolino Moscato 2015
Orsolani Sule Passito 2006

Cooking Class, Italian, Girasole, The Plains, VA

Cooking Class with Chef Patierno

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Cooking Class with Chef Patierno

Tuesday, February 7, 6:30pm
Antipasti & Soups
Cost: $85 per person, includes dinner

Come enjoy a cooking demonstration by Chef Patierno, followed by dinner.  On February 7 at 6:30pm, Chef Patierno will demonstrate antipasti and several regional Italian soups.  Then on March 7 at 6:30pm, we’ll feature the ever-popular pasta making!  Come learn some new dishes, enjoy a nice dinner following the cooking demonstration, and perhaps make new friends.  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.

Valentine’s Day Weekend - Dinner - Girasole - The Plains, VA, Middleburg, VA, Haymarket, Salamander Resort

Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day

4 Course, Fixed Price Menu
Tuesday, February 14, 5-10pm
Cost: $85 per person, exclusive of beverages, tax, and gratuity

Valentine’s Day at Girasole
Treat your Valentine to a delicious four course meal prepared by Chef Patierno and enjoy the romantic ambiance of our dining room created by Lydia Patierno. The cost of the four-course dinner is $85 per person, exclusive of tax, beverages, and gratuity. The menu options are:

First Course:
Local Oysters Florentine
Beef Carpaccio
Burrata with Microgreens
Winter Soup
Bresaola with Piemontese Ricotta and Kinlock Farms Local Honey

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:
Taleggio Ravioli with Aged Balsamic
Braised Short Ribs in Barolo with Creamy, herbed Polenta
Venison Medallions in a Brandied Cherry Sauce with Local Mushrooms
Housemade Lasagna Bolognese
Pistachio Encrusted Local Trout with a Lemon Sauce
Pappardelle with Braised Cinghiale

Fourth Course:
Housemade Pastries, Gelato, and Sorbetti

Reservations are required. Call 540-253-5501 to make your reservation!

Cooking Class with Chef Patierno

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Cooking Class with Chef Patierno

Tuesday, March 7, 6:30pm
Pasta Making
Cost: $85 per person, includes dinner

Come enjoy a cooking demonstration by Chef Patierno, followed by dinner. On February 7 at 6:30pm, Chef Patierno will demonstrate antipasti and several regional Italian soups. Then on March 7 at 6:30pm, we’ll feature the ever-popular pasta making! Come learn some new dishes, enjoy a nice dinner following the cooking demonstration, and perhaps make new friends. 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.