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Wine Tasting - Girasole, he Plains, VA, Middleburg, Marshall, Salamander Spa and Resort, Whole Ox, Red Truck Bakery, Gentle Harvest, Haymarket

Summer Wine Tasting

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Summer Wine Tasting

Sunday, June 11, 3-5pm
Hosted by Brennan Downey, Michael Downey Selections
Cost: $35 per person, exclusive of tax
Join Brennan Downey, of Michael Downey Selections, for a tasting of perfect summertime wines. Enjoy light antipasti by Chef Patierno while enjoying the following wines:

Featuring light antipasti and the following wines:
Zinck Crement D’Alsace NV
Casas del Mar Cava Rose NV
Dal Maso Chardonnay Frizzante NV
Vietti Arneis 2016
Oudin Chablis Vaugiraut 1er Cru 2014
Vigneau Chevreau Vouvray “Silex” 2015
Chateau Sainte-Eulalie Minervois Rose 2016 Fines Graves
Janodet Beaujolais Villages 2015
Jaques Giradin Santanay Clos Rousseu 1er Cru 2014
Clos Siguier Cahors 2013
Bodegas Carrau Tannat “YSERN”
Hawley Zinfandel “Hawk & Hunter” 2013
Piedrasassi Santa Barbara County Syrah 2013
Castello di Poppiano “La Historia” 2013
Verbena Brunello di Montalcino 2012

The cost of the wine tasting is $35 per person, exclusive of tax. Enjoy competitive retail pricing on all wines and a 10% discount on all orders of cases or mixed cases. Reservations required. Please call the restaurant at 540-253-5501 to make your reservation.

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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

Mother's Day - Girasole - The Plains, VA, Middleburg, Marshall, Salamander Spa and Resort, Whole Ox, Red Truck Bakery, Gentle Harvest, Haymarket

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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Spring Wine Tasting

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Spring Wine Tasting

Sunday, May 7, 3-5pm
Hosted by Max Evans, Siema Wines
Cost: $35 per person, exclusive of tax
Join us for a Spring 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

Easter - Girasole, The Plains, VA, Middleburg, VA, Salamander Spa and Resort

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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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.

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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!