Weekend Specials

Greetings,

Wouldn’t you know it, just as we are knocking on the door to autumn summer seems to want to come back? Not that I mind, as the warm weather is good for so many things. You know, like golf, boating, picnics, boating, even walking. And perhaps best of all, it gives us perfect temps & conditions to head out to enjoy some fine food & wine. We at Fratello’s hope to tempt you this weekend with some Certified Angus Beef, Dry Aged, Bone-in Filet Mignon and some Bass specials, as we will also be featuring Chilean Sea Bass and Wild Stuffed Bass. The specials will be good, as will the Veal & Shrimp & Chicken & Pasta & Eggplant & Calamari & Clams & Mussels &…., I have paid the bills so the air will be on, we have some wine, we’ll all be here…..so consider joining us, we’d love to see ya’!

Speaking of wine, I have finally received the shipment of the Cowpoke Pinot Noir from the Monterey area that I mentioned last week, so we have plenty for you to enjoy. This wine offers great fruit and nose in a medium body, an excellent drinking wine, with or without a meal. I also mentioned last week the wines from Charles Smith from Washington that I have added to our program. These include the Cabernet/Shiraz blend, The Creator, and two Syrah wines, which are perhaps his signature grape. These wines come from Washington state and are both well rated and, more importantly, very good. I also have received several new wines from Italy that I recently tasted, including a white from Calabria and a red from Puglia, both from the south of the country, and several aged wines from Tuscany, including some super Tuscans and a Brunello from 1999. The Brunello is not inexpensive, but it shows how a quality wine from a respected producer can age. Lastly, I also have a new Cabernet from Hollywood & Vine, Short Ends, which is their second label cab to their much more expensive flagship cab, named 2480. This wine is medium to full bodied but a bit fresher and brighter than is the 2480, but at less than half its cost. The owners of the winery hail from the entertainment business, hence their name. Just some thoughts. As I have said before, I am confident that we have a wine here in some shape and color that you will enjoy.

We hope you are well and are not too taken aback from this unexpected heat wave. Thanks for your continued support, and we hope to see you soon.

Ciao

P.S. How about that Tribe!