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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.

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
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:
Oysters Florentine
House Smoked Scottish Salmon
Oxtail & Porcini Ravioli
Burrata with Tuscan Olive Oil
Autumn Soup

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


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Sunday, April 5

Reservations from 12 – 4:30 pm
Serving the Dinner Menu and Seasonal Chef Specials

Appetizer Chef Specials
Pizza Rustica
Chesapeake Bay Crab Cake
Asparagus Parmigiana
Arrostinici (Lamb Skewers)

Salad Chef Specials
Seafood Salad
Turnip Salad
Belgian Endive, Gorgonzola, and Candied Pecans

Main Chef Specials
Lasagna Bolognese
Housemade Cappellacci Zucca (Butternut Squash)
Salmon Ravioli
Steelhead Trout
Rabbit Ravioli & Roasted Loin of Rabbit Stuffed with Italian Chestnuts

Thanksgiving Dinner

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Thursday, November 27th, Seatings from Noon to 5 pm
Traditional dinner with optional chef specials
Cost: $70 per person, exclusive of tax, beverages, and gratuity

Arancini - Girasole, 10 Year Anniversary, The Plains, VA - Authentic Regional Italian Cuisine

Our 10th Anniversary

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We can’t believe that it’s been ten years since Girasole opened in the beautiful Plains, Virginia.  Always striving to bring a bit of Italy to Virginia’s Hunt Country, we thought the best way to celebrate the occasion was to offer an anniversary fixed-price dinner menu during the month of August.  Chef Patierno has created an inspiring six-course menu featuring the local, seasonal ingredients to bring the best regional dishes of Italy to your table here at Girasole.

Arancini Siciliani
Traditional Sicilian
style croquette

Insalata dell’Orto
Mixed greens from
Over the Grass Farm

Chitarrini alla Marchigiana
Housemade Chitarrini pasta with
local mushrooms and pork

Salmone con Pomodori e Pinoli
Pan-seared salmon with cherry
tomatoes and pine nuts

Involtini di Vitello
Veal scallopini with Prosciutto
di Parma, mozzarella, and sage

Kinlock Farm Honey Panna Cotta
or Housemade Gelato

The cost is $85 per person, exclusive of beverages, tax, and gratuity.  Available exclusively during the month of August during our dinner service beginning at 5:30 pm daily.

Three Pastas - Pasta Dinner - Girasole - The Plains, VA - Authentic Regional Italian Cuisine

Tuesday and Wednesday Pasta Nights

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Always dreaming of new and creative ways to get you to explore every region of Italy, Chef Patierno will feature three pasta dishes from a specific region of Italy each Tuesday and Wednesday.  For $24.50 you can enjoy the authentic taste of Italy right here at Girasole.  Order one of the pasta dishes or order a sampling of all three pastas from the featured region!  Recently, we featured dishes from Roma in the Lazio region and Genova in the Liguria region.  Follow us on Facebook at and you’ll receive our weekly posts about which region and pastas will be featured.  Hope to see you in the restaurant on a Tuesday or Wednesday for pasta!