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Fall Wine Tasting

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Fall Wine Tasting

Sunday, September 17, 3-5pm
Hosted by Max Evans, Siema Wines
Cost: $35 per person, exclusive of tax

Hosted by Max Evans, Siema Wines, this tasting will feature wines either produced in Italy, wines with Italian grapes, and even a few that were inspired by Italian winemaking tradition!   The cost is $35 per person, exclusive of tax, and includes light antipasti and the following wines. 

Paul D. Frizzante Rose of Zweigelt 2015
Domaine Vetriccie Ile de Beaute White 2016
Rocche Costamagna Langhe Arneis 2016
Barbi Orvieto Classico Abboccato 2016
Borgo San Daniele Friulano “Isonzo” 2015
Mas Laval Le Rose 2016
Vignamato Rosso Piceno 2016
Alcesti Nero d’Avola 2016
Domaine Vetriccie Ile de Beaute Red 2014
Pettrone Family Winery Sangiovese  2013
Corte Alla Flora Vino Nobile di Montepulciano  2013
O’lillo IGT Toscana, Baracchi 2015
Il Borro Toscana 2013
Tre Secoli Brachetto D’Acqui 2016

Please make a reservation by calling the restaurant in the afternoon at 540-253-5501.

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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.

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Summer Wine Tasting

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Summer Wine Tasting

Sunday, July 23, 3-5pm
Hosted by Katie Dorazio, Dalla Terra
Cost: $35 per person, exclusive of tax

Hosted by Katie Dorazio of Dalla Terra on our lovely patio, weather permitting.   Featuring light antipasti and the following wines.  Please call the restaurant at 540-253-5501 to make your reservation.

Adami Bosco di Gica Prosecco NV
Garofoli Serra del Conte Verdicchio 2016
Aia Vecchia Vermentino 2015
Inama Soave Classico 2015
Alois Lageder Porer Pinot Grigio 2015
Chiarli Premium Vecchio Modena Lambrusco NV
Scaia Corvina Rosso 2015
Li Veli Passamante Salice 2015
La Valentina Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2014
Vietti “Tre Vigne” Barbera 2015
Marchesi di Gresy Nebbiolo Langhe 2014
Badia Coltibuono Chianti Classico 2014
Poliziano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2013
Eleanor Estate Moscato di Pavia 2016

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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

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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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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

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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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