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4 Course Robert Sinskey Vineyards Dinner

4 Course Robert Sinskey Vineyards Dinner

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4 Course Robert Sinskey Vineyards Dinner

Sunday, September 25, 6:30pm
Hosted by JB O’Brien of Robert Sinskey Vineyards
Cost : $95 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity

Join us for this wonderful four course meal, featuring the best of late-Summer fare and classic California wine pairings. The event will be hosted by JB O’Brien of Robert Sinskey Vineyards (RSV) of Napa, CA.  RSV is a second generation, family-owned vineyard and winery. The vineyard is beyond organic.  Since 1991, RSV has been practicing the “whole farm” philosophy which means that they seek to use farming methods and practices that heal the earth. This fixed-price dinner will feature the following courses and RSV wine pairings.  The cost is $95 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Call 540-253-5501 to make a reservation.

Sole Mousse on Poached Faroe Island Salmon
Pinot Blanc 2013

Sautéed Sweet Breads with Taleggio Ravioli
Abraxas Blanc 2013

Duck Breast Wrapped in Swiss Chard
with Duck Confit Risotto and Crispy Prosciutto
Carneros Pinot Noir 2012

Boneless Lamb Shank with Mushroom Duxelles Crostini
Carneros POV 2012

 

Cooking Class with Chef Patierno

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Cooking Class with Chef Patierno

Tuesday, October 4, 6:30 pm
Dishes of the Emilia Romagna region
Cost: $85 per person, including dinner and wine pairing

Patio Wine Tasting

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Sunday, September 18, 3-5 pm
Hosted by Max Evans, Siema Wines
Cost: $35 per person, exclusive of tax

Hosted by max Evans, Siema Wines, this tasting will feature light antipasti and the following wines.  To make a reservation, please contact the restaurant at 540-253-5501.
Lovisolo Nebbiolo Rose Brut  NV
Ze Becco Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 2015
Durin Pigato Riviera Ligure 2015
Alcesti Grillo Sicilia 2015
Elisabetta Vermentino Toscano 2015
La Cappuccina Soave “San Brizio” Barrique 2013
La Cappuccina 100% Corvina Rose 2015
Vill’ D Toscana Rosso 2013
Mottura Negroamaro 2014
Colsanto Rosso Montefalco 2013
Alessi Chianti Classico Gold “Cennatoio”  2011
Baracchi Sangiovese DOC Cortona “Smeriglio” 2012
Fay Sforzato Valtellina Ronco Del Picchio 2010
Begali Amarone “Ca’Bianca” 2010
Kellerei Kalter Moscato Rosa “Rosenmuskateller” 2015

 

Patio Wine Tasting

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Patio Wine Tasting

Sunday, August 21, 3-5 pm
Hosted by Max Evans, Siema Wines
Cost: $35 per person, exclusive of tax

Enjoy the summer season with a patio wine tasting! Hosted by Max Evans of Siema Wines, 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.

Lovisolo Nebbiolo Rose Brut  NV
Ze Becco Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 2015
Durin Pigato Riviera Ligure 2015
Alcesti Grillo Sicilia 2015
Elisabetta Vermentino Toscano 2015
La Cappuccina Soave “San Brizio” Barrique 2013
La Cappuccina 100% Corvina Rose 2015
Vill’ D Toscana Rosso 2013
Mottura Negroamaro 2014
Colsanto Rosso Montefalco 2013
Alessi Chianti Classico Gold “Cennatoio”  2011
Baracchi Sangiovese DOC Cortona “Smeriglio” 2012
Fay Sforzato Valtellina Ronco Del Picchio 2010
Begali Amarone “Ca’Bianca” 2010
Kellerei Kalter Moscato Rosa “Rosenmuskateller” 2015

Cooking Class with Chef Patierno

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Cooking Class with Chef Patierno

Tuesday, August 9, 6:30 pm
The Art of Making Risotto
Cost: $85 per person, including dinner and wine pairing

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.

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

Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day
Sunday, May 8
Reservations from 12-8pm
Serving the dinner menu with seasonal specials

Treat your mom to a very special Mother’s Day at Girasole! Soak in the country elegance, enjoy Chef Patierno’s regional Italian specialties, and treat yourself to Lydia’s pampering in the dining room. We will take reservations from noon until 8 pm and will offer the dinner menu all day with the following seasonal specials:

Appetizers:
Burrata di Bufala
Lobster Risotto with Saffron
Shaved Fennel Salad with Mediterranean Olives
Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Apples
Pear, Arugula, and Gorgonzola Salad

Main Courses:
Seafood Ravioli
Swiss Chard Agnolotti
Pistachio Encrusted Salmon
Housemade Lasagna
Beef Barolo in a Creamy, Herbed Polenta
Veal Scallopini with Local and Wild Mushrooms

Specials are based on availability and some substitutions may be necessary. Reservations will be required and may be made between noon and 8 pm. To make a reservation, please call the restaurant at 540-253-5501.