Girasole

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Cooking Class with Chef Patierno

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Cooking Class with Chef Patierno

Tuesday, September 19, 6:30pm
Cooking Seafood
Cost: $85 per person, includes dinner

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Six Course White Truffle Dinner

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Six Course White Truffle Dinner

Sunday, November 12, 6:30pm
Hosted by Francesca Vaira
G.D. Vajra Winery
Cost: $250 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity
Francesca Vaira of G.D. Vajra Winery will once again host Girasole’s annual White Truffle Dinner.  The famed white truffle of the Piedmont region will be featured in each of the six courses, paired with wines from G.D. Vajra Winery. The cost is $250 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity.

The white or Alba truffle (because they are found in the city of Alba in the Piedmont region of Italy) is known for its enigmatic smell, with hints of fermented honey, hay, garlic, spices, and wet earth. At Girasole, our white truffles are hunted by Ezio and his prized dog, Jolly.  They are overnighted directly to us just before the dinner and it’s a package that we eagerly await each year because we know that Chef Patierno will transform simple ingredients into complex dishes with this aromatic and flavorful gem. The evening will start with cocktails and an antipasto of Baccalà Mantecato with aged Balsamic from Modena. Then Chef Patierno will feature the following courses, each with shaved white truffles and wine pairings by G.D. Vajra:

Roasted Cauliflower Fonduta
Housemade Tortellini in Brodo with a Poached Farm Egg
Piedmontese Carnaroli Risotto
Maine Lobster Poached in Butter
Chicken Involtini
Hazelnut Torta with White Truffle Gelato

Our fix-priced, six course meal with wine pairings by G.D. Vajra is an annual tradition at Girasole.  More than a dinner, it’s a celebration of rare tastes and flavors that give tribute to the Piedmont region.  Space is limited. Call 540-253-5501 to make your reservation.

Thanksgiving Dinner

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Thanksgiving Dinner

Thursday, November 23
Seatings from Noon – 5pm
Cost: $75 per person, exclusive of beverages, tax, and gratuity

Cooking Class with Chef Patierno

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Cooking Class with Chef Patierno

Tuesday, July 18, 6:30pm
Easy Dishes for Entertaining
Cost: $85 per person, includes dinner

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New Menu

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New Menu

We pride ourselves in offering regional Italian specialties using only the freshest, seasonal, and local ingredients.  In July, we’re streamlining our dinner menu to showcase some items that are frequently requested, such as Olives all’Ascolana from the Marche and bresaola from the Lombardy region paired with ricotta from the Piedmont and local Kinloch Farm honey.  We’ve added some items, such as an organic steak from Roseda Farm and housemade lasagna that will change slightly each week to provide some variety and room for Chef Patierno’s never-ending creativity.  As always, we will augment our menu with featured chef specials to highlight the very best of the seasons.  We hope you’ll stop by soon to enjoy a favorite meal!

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Cooking Class with Chef Patierno

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Cooking Class with Chef Patierno

Tuesday, June 20, 6:30pm
Antipasti and Pizza
Cost: $85 per person, includes dinner

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Cooking Class with Chef Patierno

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Cooking Class with Chef Patierno

Tuesday, May 23, 6:30pm 
Classic dishes of Lazio
Cost: $85 per person, includes dinner
 

Tomato with tuna and caper sauce

Local, organic chicken flattened and roasted with cracked black pepper

Pasta with local sausage and brussel sprouts

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Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 14
Reservations from 12-8pm
Serving the dinner menu with seasonal chef specials
 
Treat 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  with Saffron Risotto
Shaved Fennel Salad with Mediterranean Olives
Roasted Beet Salad with Granny Smith apples and Goat Cheese
Olives all’Ascolana
Melon with Crispy Prosciutto with a Mint Dressing
 
 
Main Courses:
Chesapeake Bay Soft Shell Crabs
Squid Ink Chitarrini with Jumbo Lump Crab
Taleggio Ravioli with Aged Balsamic
Housemade Lasagna
Pan-seared Arctic Char with Lemon and Capers
Beef Barolo in a Creamy, Herbed Polenta
Veal Scallopini with Local and Wild Mushrooms
Salmon Ravioli in Lemon Butter
 
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.
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Easter at Girasole

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Easter at Girasole

Sunday, April 16 – 12-4:30 pm
Join us on Sunday, April 16 for a wonderful Easter celebration! Reservations will be taken from 12-4:30 pm. Chef Patierno will be serving the dinner menu with the following seasonal specials*:

Appetizers
– Pizza Rustica
– Olives all’Oscalana
– Housemade venison Bresaola with Piemontese ricotta and local Kinloch Farm Inc. honey
– Burrata with chives, microgreens, and artisanal olive oil
– Traditional Easter chicken ravioli

Salads
– Roasted beets, Granny Smith apples, and goal cheese with a sherry vinaigrette
– Shaved fennel, blood oranges, and Mediterranean olives with artisanal olive oil and lemon juice

Main Courses
– Housemade seafood ravioli in a lobster butter sauce (pictured)
– Pistachio fettucine with grilled artichokes
– Beef Barolo in a creamy, herbed polenta
– Pan-sautèed Faroe Island salmon with local mushroom
– Trio of lamb chops, ravioli, and sausage
– Roasted rabbit with chestnuts

Dessert
-Housemade caramel gelato with a hazelnut torte

*Menu is subject to availability

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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.