Well, it looks like we’re up with that lion/lamb thing again. You know, March starting like a lion and closing like a lamb (we can hope!). They might be right this year about the lion start, at least that’s what I’m hearing. Well, I say, roar back, commit that you have had enough with this stupid winter and won’t let lion like conditions stop you from going out and enjoying yourselves, perhaps with a nice meal and tasty beverages. Like, say, at Fratellos, where this very weekend we will be featuring Domestic Swordfish, East Coast Wild Stripped Bass, and Certified Angus Beef Boneless Beef Short Ribs. We’d love to have you join us!
In the near future I will be changing our lineup on our wine feature board, and before they’re gone I urge you to try the Italian wines on the board. The Dolcetto D’Alba from Gagliasso, while offering slightly less acidity than other wines from this region, Piedmont, is very good with our menu. Dolcetto is typically a lighter style wine, yet in the hands of this winemaker is a much bigger style wine yet still providing fruit and an excellent nose. We are almost out of the Pegasus Toscana, which is a blend of Sangiovese and Syrah. Somewhat softer than many “Super Tuscans”, this is a versatile wine with bright acidity that is especially good with marinara sauce. Lastly, the Etna Rosso from Firriato is made from the nerello grape indigenous to Sicily, and more specifically to the volcanic slopes of Mt. Etna. Sicily has been making wine since the ancient Greeks, who probably have more influence in this region than the Romans, and the quality of their wine is vast improving. This
wine is quite bold, with excellent color and a spicy/peppery flavor that is very good with food. We also have on our wine list another wine from Firriato featuring the Nero D’Avola grape blended with cabernet sauvignon that is also very good and a very good value. It is both fun and interesting to try different wines, and I urge you to try them.
Thanks as always for your continued support and friendship. This has been an interesting if not difficult winter for us all, and we are grateful for you helping us through it. Stay warm, stay safe and we hope to see you soon, hopefully before the lamb arrives.
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