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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!

Wine Tasting, Girasole, The Plains, VA, Middleburg VA, Gainsville, Salamander Spa

Winter Wine Tasting

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Winter Wine Tasting

Sunday, March 19, 3-5pm
Hosted by Max Evans, Siema Wines
Cost: $35 per person, exclusive of tax
Join us for a winter 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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Girasole in Middleburg Life

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Girasole in Middleburg Life’s February 2017 issue

 

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Cooking Class, Italian, Girasole, The Plains, VA

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.

Mystery Dinner, The Plains VA, Girasole

4 Course Mystery Dinner

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4 Course Mystery Dinner

Sunday, January 15, 6:30pm
Hosted by John & Holli Todhunter,
Three Fox Vineyards
Cost: $70 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity

The Paris Express runs daily between Paris and Zurich in Switzerland, a 6 ½ hour trip by luxury train.  On this trip, a special guest has promised to provide a tasting of wines at brunch in the First Class dining car, but alas the special guest never shows up for the tasting. Get clues and help solve the mystery while enjoying the following four courses by Chef Patierno and wine pairings by Three Fox Vineyards.
 
Belgian endive with Brie Crostino
La Boheme Viognier
 
Gnocchi Parisienne
Calabrese Pinot Grigio
 
Salmon with Sole Mousse
Signor Sangiovese Reserve
 
Soufflé
Gatto Bianco

The cost for this entertaining dinner is $70 a person, exclusive of tax and gratuity.  We hope you’ll join us for this evening of fun and deliciousness.  To make a reservation, please call the restaurant at 540-253-5501.

 

Cooking Class

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Cooking Class
Dishes of Sicily with Guest Chef DeVivo
Wednesday, January 18, 6:30pm
Cost: $85 per person, includes dinner

A cooking class of classic Sicilian dishes will be held Wednesday, January 18th at 6:30 pm.

New Year’s Eve Dinner

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New Year’s Eve Dinner
4 Course, Fixed-Price Dinner
Saturday, December 31, Seatings from 5-10pm
Cost: $90 per person, exclusive of beverages, tax, and gratuity

For New Year’s Eve, we will be featuring a four-course, fixed-price dinner with seatings from 5-10pm.  Chef Patierno will be offering the following options for each of the four courses:

Appetizer selections:
Olives all’Ascolana
Lamb skewers
Speck and radicchio risotto
Gnocchi with Gorgonzola and walnuts
Butternut squash ravioli

Salad selections:
Fennel salad
Arugula salad
Radicchio Trevise

Entree selections:
Seafood ravioli
Venison medallions
Chestnut stuffed rabbit
Halibut wrapped in prosciutto
Lasagna Bolognese
Pappardelle al Chinghiale
Veal medallions vespucci

Housemade Desserts

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

Thanksgiving Dinner

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Thursday, November 26
Seatings from Noon to 5 pm
Cost: $70 per person, exclusive of beverages, gratuity, and tax

Featuring the following menu choices:
Antipasti
Oysters Florentine
House Smoked Scottish Salmon
Oxtail & Porcini Ravioli
Burrata with Tuscan Olive Oil
Autumn Soup

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

Piatti Principale
Traditional Roasted Turkey
Roasted Ayrshire Rose Veal
Venison Medallions with Brandied Cherries
Wild Rockfish, Pan-Seared with Local Mushrooms

Dolci e Gelati
Selection of House Made Desserts

** Menu is subject to availability

Wine Tasting - Girasole - The Plains, VA, Minutes from Middleburg, VA

Central Italy Wine Tasting

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Sunday, May 17, 3-5 pm
Hosted by Jason Bise of The Country Vintner
Cost: $35 per person, exclusive of tax

Featuring light antipasti and the following wines from Central Italy:
La Carraia Orvieto 2013
Fazi Battaglia Verdicchio ‘Titulus’ 2014
San Quirico Vernaccia 2013
Argiolas Vermentino ‘Costamolino’ 2014
Valle Reale ‘Cerasuolo’ Rosato 2014
Argiolas Rosato ‘Serralori’ 2014
San Polio ‘Rubio’ 2012
Le Pupille Morellino di Scansano 2012
Castellare Chianti Classico 2012
Castello di Bossi Riserva ‘Berardo’ 2010
Dei Vino Nobile de Montepulciano 2011
Altesino Brunello di Montancino 2010
Alessandro Cortono Syrah 2011
Valle Reale Montpulciano d’Abruzzo 2013
Ciharli Lambrusco ‘Vecchia Modena’ N/V