Avignonesi Wine Dinner and Live Chat
Fixed price, four course Tuscan menu with wine pairings by Avignonesi (see menu below)
Thursday, February 18th at 1:30pm: Virtual conversation with owner Virginie Saverys via Instagram live. Follow us @girasoleva
Menu available from Friday, February 19th – Friday, March 5th
$100, exclusive of tax and gratuity
Call to reserve, 540-253-5501
Welcome to the first of our Italian Vintner Dinner series and Live Chats! Join us via Instagram Live for a conversation with Virginie Saverys, owner of the historic Avignonesi winery. Under Virginia Saverys, Avignonesi has become a leader in biodynamic viticulture in Italy, producing wines that offer authentic and inimitable expressions of terroir, vintage and varietal.
Hearty winter soup
Cantaloro Bianco 2019
Gnudi con ragù
Fluffy, ricotta dumplings with a Tuscan boar ragù
Vino Nobile de Montepulciano 2016
Roast pork loin over winter greens
Grande Annate 2013
Vin Santo 2005 (wine supplement of $38)
For a couple weeks during months of February, March, and April we will be offering a series of fixed price menus focused on regional dishes, with wine pairings and virtual chats with some of Italy’s top wine producers. This idea came about as a way to honor and celebrate the friendships Lou and Lydia have built over the decades with Italian winemakers, thanks mostly in part to their dear friend and colleague, David Bryant. David was a wine salesman who had independently built his wine portfolio from family run, organic wineries throughout Italy.
Today the relationships go well beyond David, as Lou and Lydia have built their own relationships with many of the winemakers and their families, many of whom are now Italy’s top wine producers, including GD Vajra, Isole e Olena, La Gerla, Wilhelm Walch, Avignonesi, Andrea Fossi, and Giacomo Conterno (to name a few).
Because good food and drink are meant to be shared with others, Lou and Lydia felt this was an appropriate time to share a decades long friendship with one man that has brought so many more friendships and good times with all of you.