It looks like we’re going to get a break from the hot temps this weekend, thankfully. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love the warm weather and summer, but the temps can get a little oppressive, if you know what I mean. At least in our kitchen it does. But this weekend is shaping up to be much more moderate, which to me (go figure!) means a great weekend to head out for some good food & wine. Our features will be Wahoo Fish from Hawaii, Haddock from the North Atlantic, and Beef Funghetto from the good ol’ USA. We hope you’re in the mood for some fine Italian cuisine, because that is exactly what we plan to prepare for your this weekend, and tonight, and next week, and next month, and…..
On the wine front, I urge you to try the Rosso di Montalcino from Domus Vitae that we continue to feature on our wine board. This Sangiovese wine from Italy is excellent either by the glass or with your dinner, and it pairs very well with our menu, especially the Marinara sauce. I also want to mention again some of the wines we received recently which are among my favorite wines this summer. The Red Blend from Michael Pozzan is a Napa Valley red blend of Syrah, Petit Sirah and Zinfandel and is simply a delicious wine. Lots of fruit, medium to full body, I urge you to try it. The Sailor’s Grave is a Cabernet blend also from Michael Pozzan, and it was my favorite wine at a recent wine tasting. It offers fruit, body and structure at a lesser price than other comparable Napa Cabernets. I also have a few bottles of a fine Pinot Noir from Monterey by Talbott, Kali Hart. This wine offers great fruit and color, very tasty. Lastly, the Grand Vin from Cuvelier from Argentina is among
the best wines i have tasted this entire year. A Malbec blend, this wine is exceptional and offers both quality and value. Give them a try!
The other wine news I want to share is that we are planning a wine dinner on Sunday, October 11, starting at 6:00 in the evening. This will be an Italian wine dinner featuring wines from the Piedmont section of northwest Italy, and the distributor I am working with is the Specialty Wine Company from Sandusky. Claudio from Specialty has been with us for several dinners in the past, and he is very entertaining, to say the least. We also expect to have on hand a representative from Italy who works with the wines we will be pouring. Piedmont is the home of the world famous Barolo, Barbaresco and Barbera, and we plan to pour each of these wines at the dinner. The cost is $80/per person, with tax and gratuity not included. Call – do not email – for a reservation at 440-933-3380, and we take reservations for all size parties. We have not hosted a wine dinner for some time, so we hope you can join us. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask us.
Thanks for your continued support all these many years, it is very much appreciated. We hope you are well, and look forward to seeing you soon.
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(440) 933-3380 in Lorain