This is the last week to check out this month’s Art Wall! We have been displaying (and selling!) a collection of Willi’s Wine Bar posters. That’s a link with some English–the bar is in Paris so it’s mostly French. These are exquisite and fun and something you likely won’t see anywhere else!
Mardi Gras is Coming! Tuesday February 9th to be exact!
We will start serving Paczkis ($3) on this Saturday, 1/30, and continue through Sunday, February 7th. We will have Strawberries and Cream, Blueberries and Cream and Custard Fillings. It’s always a good idea to order ahead! We will also have King Cakes($15) on Saturdays and to order.
Our Special Mardi Gras Dinner (along with Flatbreads) will be Saturday, February 6, beginning at 5pm. See next week’s newsletter for the menu.
This week’s menus:
Lunch-Sauerkraut and Pork Soup; Southwest Bean & Corn Salad; Sloppy Joes, Full Menu
Dinners-Thursday Mac & Cheese, Add in grilled peppers, mushrooms and onions if you like!
Friday is Cod Grilled or English Style
Saturday is Flatbreads
IMPORTANT DATES IN FEBRUARY
ASH WEDNESDAY IS FEBRUARY 10TH–WE WILL HAVE TRADITIONAL HOT CROSS BUNS!
GET LIT(ERARY) THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH, 7PM
We will be reading Love Letters, among other things!
Our special dinner will be Saturday, 2/13, beginning at 5pm. We will be featuring crepes along with our flatbreads. AND, we will be making our classic Valentine Cookies, too!
FEBRUARY WINE DINNER SATURDAY, 2/20, 7pm
As you may know, these have been selling out, and we do already have reservations!
This month we are featuring Pietra Santa Vineyards.
Pietra Santa is a family-run estate producing artisanal wines in California’s Central Coast. The site was planted to wine grapes in the 1850s by Frenchman Theophile Vache who chose the location because of the maritime climate and unique soils.
It is 25 miles from Monterey Bay and benefits from cool coastal breezes that allow for a long growing season. The estate’s location on the San Andreas Fault creates soils rich with granite and limestone that naturally lower yields and add distinctive flavors to the wines. The winery was named PIETRA SANTA, Italian for SACRED STONE, in honor of these exceptional soils. Todd from FIne Vines will be presenting the wines.
Here is the menu:
Route 152 Pinot to start your evening
This wine is fruity and has flavors of vanilla, toasty oak, coffee and chocolate.
First Course- Crab Cakes and Aoli
served with Pinot Grigio-an exceptionally well balanced, crisp and refreshing wine that tastes of mangos and peaches with hints of citrus.
Main Course- Slow Cooked Short Ribs Served with Mashed Potatoes and Carrots
Sassolino-a blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon that was harvested from vines that are 35 years old. The wine is aged in French oak for 30 months.
Salad of Greens and Grapefruit
Served with Chardonnay. This wine is crisp and fresh with flavors of white peaches, hints of citrus and a subtle bouquet of lavender.
Molten Lava Cake served with Pinot Noir
This wine has superb acidity and balance, allowing complex flavor characteristics to emerge. It was aged for 10 months in French oak to concentrate the flavors and add layers of vanilla and toasty oak.
Reservations only. Cost is $65.00 for dinner and beverages.