It kind of looks as if winter wants to pay us a visit today. I know it could be much worse – this is Northeast Ohio after all – but I was getting used to the more balmy type of November and now December weather. But there is a rumor that the temps might be heading upward again soon, like by this Sunday. To this I say HOORAY, but I guess we have to take our licks, so to speak, until then. To that end we are offering you a Black & Blue weekend coming up, starting tomorrow, when we will be featuring for dinner Black Grouper & Blue Marlin for you to enjoy, plus Piedmontese Boneless Beef Short Ribs. Whatever happens outside, good or bad or in between, we will be here for you, and we’d love to see ya’!
On our wine board our supply of the Bordeaux red from Chateau Le Bourdieu is running low, but fear not as I have other wines just waiting to join the board. These include wines from Argentina and several from Spain, which as I have told you often are very good values in addition to being very good. I have also tasted and plan to add to our wine list an Italian red blend from Tuscany, actually from the Bolgheri region. This wine is a so called Super Tuscan from Tenuta Argentiera, Poggio ai Ginepri, and is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Petit Verdot. This part of Tuscany is known for their red blends of Bordeaux varietal grapes, and some of the finest wines from Tuscany hail from this region. Many of these wines tend to be on the expensive side, but this offering is much more of a value in addition to being very good. It may not make it to our list by this weekend, but I urge you to try it. Just ask us. Remember, we have a bit of juice on hand here, and I bet
we can match you up with a wine that works for you.
Our plans for New Year’s Eve continue to develop, and at this point our seating for both 5:30 and 7:30 are on a wait list. The last seating at 9:30 still has availability. Remember that I personally confirm every reservation, and it is not uncommon to have cancellations prior to and even on New Year’s Eve. Thanks to all of you who have signed up already, and to those of you who may be interested I will do my best to get you in. Just call, do not email.
It is now officially (for me anyways) the Christmas & Holiday Season, and as with the Thanksgiving Holiday just concluded, it compels me to take stock of and thanks for all my blessings. You, our public, figure prominently into this, and we are very grateful for your support. We hope you are well and do not get too frenzied with the holiday rush, and we look forward to seeing you soon.
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