Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Valentine's Day at the Wine Bar

Lots of people have been asking us what's going on at the wine bar this Valentine's Day. We have lots of great things going on. Starting at 8:30, Singer/Songwriter Kyle Davis will be performing. Also, for this one night only we will abandon our 'no reservations' policy.

Starting tomorrow, Wednesday the 11th, you can phone us at (540) 373-3338 to make a reservation. Credit card number required to make a reservation. You will only be charged for a no-show, $25 per person. No groups over 4 people. We also have a special menu prepared:

Red Wine Cheese Plate - A selection of cheeses specially to pair with red wine. Includes Epoisses, Oregonzola Blue, Sweetgrass Thomasville Tomme, and Hudson Valley Camembert

White Wine Cheese Plate - Specially prepared to pair with white wine. Includes Cypress Grove Truffle Tremor Chevre, Fromage d'Affinois, 5 Spoke Tumbleweed Cheddar, and Everona Dairy Marble Sheep's Milk Cheese.

Citrus Shrimp Ceviche - Shrimp marinated in orange juice, mustard seed and tumeric. We make this one at home every Thanksgiving.

Lolla-Rosa Buttermilk Blue Salad - A collection of red greens and walnuts with our buttermilk blue cheese dressing.

Red Pepper Goat Cheese Salad - Roasted red peppers stuffed with truffled goat cheese, greens, and a citrus vinaigrette.

Mussels in Curry and White Ale - Our newest creation and already a hit. Individual portions of mussels in a sauce made with curry and Floris Belgian White Ale (witbier).

Mac and Cheese - Bowtie pasta with a cheese sauce made from 18 month aged cheddar from New Zealand, with a crust of Panko (Japanese bread crumbs) and Pecorino.

Bison and Blue Cheese Sliders - This one is inspired by our love for steamed burgers you get at some fast food joints, although for this one we take it to the next level. Three sliders made from locally-raised Bison meat, steamed buns, blue cheese, and chopped cornichons (French pickles).

Chocolate Truffles paired with Voulet Casorzo - Our house-made Chocolate Truffles with Voulet Casorzo, a semi-sweet Italian wine that's always been hugely popular and that we have found to pair very well with chocolate.

Pound Cake Panino paired with Elio Perone Bigaro - A panino made with pound cake, nutella, and strawberries paired with Bigaro, a delicious pink frizzante (semi-sparkling wine). You really must try the Bigaro if you never have - it really is an all new flavor experience.

So there you have it. Sounds good, no? Come join us on Saturday from some great food and, it goes without saying, great wine.