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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
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

 

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Girasole in Middleburg Life

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Girasole in Middleburg Life’s February 2017 issue

 

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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.

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.

Guest Sicilian Chef, The Plains VA, VA, The Plains, Girasole

4 Course Tasca d’Almerita Wine Dinner

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4 Course Tasca d’Almerita Wine Dinner

Thursday, January 19, 6:30pm
With Guest Chef Ludovico DeVivo
Cost: $85 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity

Girasole is thrilled to partner with Tasca d’Almerita and warmly welcomes Chef Ludovico DeVivo from Sicily.  Chef DeVivo, along with Pasty Chef Gabrielle, will cook along with Chef Patierno and bring you not one but TWO events. A cooking class of classic Sicilian dishes will be held Wednesday, January 18th at 6:30 pm.  The following night, Thursday, January 19th, Girasole will host a four course Tasca d’Almerita Wine Dinner.  This $85, fix-priced meal, will include antipasti and Tasca d’Almerita Regaliali Bianco to whet your appetite for the four courses to come, each paired with Sicily’s Tasca d’Almerita wines.
 
Lamb skewers
Lamuri Nero d’Avola Sicilia DOC

Risotto alla Norma
Rosso del Conte Contea di Scalfani DOC
 
Pan-sautéed sea bass with parsley sauce, swiss chard, and anchovy
Grillo Cavallo delle Fate Sicilia DOC
 
Sicilian Cannolo
Diamante Passito Sicilia IGT
 
Space is limited for both events.  Call the restaurant at 540-253-5501 to make your reservation. *Menus subject to availability

 

Thanksgiving Dinner

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Thanksgiving Dinner

Thursday, November 24
Seatings from Noon-5 pm

Cost: $70 per person, exclusive of beverages, gratuity, and tax

Featuring the following menu choices:

Antipasti
Oysters Florentine
House Smoked Salmon
Ricotta & Spinach Agnolotti in a Cream Sauce
Burrata with Tuscan Olive Oil
Autumn Soup

Insalate
Caesar
Local House Greens
Arugula, Sliced Pear, Gorgonzola & Walnuts

Piatti Principale
Traditional Roasted Turkey
Roasted Ayrshire Farm Rose Veal
Venison Medallions with Brandied Cherries
Pan-seared Faroe Island Salmon with Local Mushrooms & Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Housemade Pumpkin Ravioli in Sage Butter with Crispy Sweet Potatoes

Dolci e Gelati
Selection of House Made Desserts

** Menu is subject to availability

Truffle Dinner - Girasole

6 Course Annual Truffle Dinner

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6 Course Annual Truffle Dinner

Sunday, November 13, 6:30 pm
Hosted by Francesca Vaira, GD Vajra
Cost: $250 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity

Our annual Truffle Dinner celebrates the famed white truffle from Italy’s Piedmont region.  Hosted by Francesca Vaira of G.D. Vajra Wines, the white truffle of the Piedmont region will be featured in each of the six courses, paired with wines from G.D. Vajra Estate. The cost is $250 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity.

Since Roman times, truffles have been hunted for both their aphrodisiac qualities and taste.  The white truffle, also referred to as the White Diamonds of Alba, found in the Piedmont region of Italy is known for its enigmatic smell, with hints of fermented honey, hay, garlic, spices, and wet earth. Girasole’s white truffles are hunted by Ezio and his prized, four-legged companion, Jolly.

Chef Patierno, always committed to using only quality ingredients, transforms the white truffle into complex dishes that show with one bite why the truffles have been prized for centuries. Girasole’s fix-priced, six course meal with wine pairings by G.D. Vajra will give tribute to the Piedmont truffles and will delight every palate.

Chef Patierno’s menu for 2016 is inspired by traditional regional Italian dishes and locally available, seasonal ingredients that highlight the flavors of the white truffle.

Featuring the following courses and wine pairings by G.D. Vajra:

Antipasti
Della Neve Nebbiolo Rose Brut N/V

Raviolo bergese e scaglie di tartufo bianco
Ricotta and local farm egg yolk ravioli with shaved white truffle
Barbera d’Alba Superiore 2013

Insalata verde dell’orto con capasanta e olio di tartufo bianco
Local greens with white truffle oil and seared Diver scallop
Riesling ‘Langhe Bianco’ 2015

Risotto alla Piemontese e scaglie di tartufo bianco
Piedmontese carnaroli risotto with shaved white truffle
Freisa ‘Kyé’ 2011

Cotoletta di vitello e scaglie di tartfufo bianco
Milk-fed veal chop with shaved white truffle
Barolo ‘Ravera 2011
Borolo ‘Bricco della Viole’ 20

Dolce al tartufo bianco
Dessert
Moscati d’Asti 2015

To make a reservation, call 540-253-5501. Space is limited. Menu is subject to change based on availability.

Tiramisu, Chef Patierno’s Tiramisu Recipe, Girasole, The Plains, VA

Chef Patierno’s Tiramisu Recipe

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Need some comfort food during these dark days of Winter? Impress your family and friends with this simple, yet delicious Italian classic. The recipe serves eight and takes only twenty minutes to prepare (and then approximately 4 hours to chill.)

4 egg yolks
¾ cup (150 grams) granulated sugar
1 pound mascarpone
8 ladyfingers
2 shots espresso
8 ounces Marsala wine
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar

Beat the eggs and sugar until firm. Add the mascarpone and continue whipping until thickened. Combine the espresso and the Marsala in a small bowl. Dip the ladyfingers into the liquid mixture. Place the moistened ladyfingers in the bottom of a glass dish and top with the mascarpone mixture. Decorate with cocoa powder and powdered sugar. Chill and serve.

Truffle Dinner

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Sunday, November 8, 6:30 pm
7 Courses with Wine Pairings by G.D. Vajra
Cost: $240 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity
Our annual Truffle Dinner celebrates the famed white truffle from Italy’s Piedmont region.. Chef Patierno’s menu for 2015 is inspired by local ingredients and regional Italian dishes that highlight the flavors of the white truffle.

Featuring the following courses and wine pairings by G.D. Vajra
Carne crudo alla Piemontese e scaglie di tartufo bianco
Ayreshire Farm Rose Veal tartare with shaved white truffle
G. D. Vajra Dolcetto ‘Coste e Fossati’ 2013

Fettucine di castagne e scaglie di tartufo bianco
Housemade chestnut fettucine with shaved white truffle
G. D. Vajra Barbera d’Alba 2012

Insalata verde dell’orto con capasanta e olio di tartufo bianco
Local greens salad with white truffle oil and scallop
G. D. Vajra Riesling ‘Langhe Bianco’ 2013

Raviolo bergese e scaglie di tartufo bianco
Ricotta raviolo with a local farm egg and shaved white truffle
G. D. Vajra Pinot Noir ‘PN Q497’ 2012

Risotto alla Piemontese e scaglie di tartufo bianco
Piedmontese carnaroli risotto with shaved white truffle
G. D. Vajra Freisa ‘Kyé’ 2011

Coniglio arrosto e scaglie di tartfufo bianco
Creme d’Argent rabbit stuffed with foie gras and local mushrooms, roasted with shaved white truffle
G. D. Vajra Barolo ‘Albe’ 2009

Dolce al tartufo bianco
Dessert
G.D. Vajra Moscati d’Asti 2014

The cost is $240 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. To make a reservation, call 540-253-5501. Space is limited. Menu is subject to change based on availability.