I know that water is vital to life, and the plants and trees and grass need it, but enough already. I feel like we’re in Seattle or the Olympic Peninsula or whatever rain forest you’re fond of, plus my basement is not totally happy. But the rain and heat and humidity do not deter what we are doing at Fratello’s, and we’re hoping that between raindrops you might mosey over this weekend for some good food & wine or other assorted beverages. We will be featuring Certified Angus Beef Delmonico Steak, Mahi-mahi from Hawaii and the ever so popular Jumbo Sea Scallops. I might add that we are into week three of our new menu, and the response has been very good regarding our new entrees. Remember, most of our menu will never change – you know, all the Fratello entrees, the Parms, the Veal Saltimbocca and Chicken Rollo, Linguini with Clams, etc. – so fear not. We’d love to see ya’!
Changes are afoot this weekend on our wine board, as the Locations AR is leaving the party. But joining is an interesting red blend from Washington State, which is mostly Syrah but with some Cabernet, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Mourvedre. Hailing from the Columbia Valley region in the eastern part of the state, this wine offers excellent fruit and medium body, and will work with our menu or simply on its own. I have also added some new wines to our wine list. These include a Schioppettino from the Friuli region of northeast Italy (Schioppettino is the grape – very good fruit, medium body, a delightful wine), Santagostino from Firriato, which is a Nero D’Avola/Syrah blend from Sicily, and an Estate Pinot Noir from one of my favorite Oregon wine producers, Maysara. Cyrus Pinot Noir offers slightly more body and structure than the Jamsheed Pinot, which is also on our list and also excellent. Maysara also has an excellent Pinot Gris which we also offer, and which at least one
reviewer suggests is the best Pinot Gris from Oregon that he has ever tasted. Lastly, I have added a rose from the Provence region of France, St. Roch les Vignes. This wine is a blend of Grenache and Cinsault, and exemplifies what rose from Provence is all about. Excellent by itself or with light entrees, wines like this are among my most favorite during the hot summer months. Yes, it is a pink wine, but give it a try, I think you may be a convert.
Rain or shine we are very appreciative of your support. Thank you sincerely, and we look forward to seeing you soon.
P.S. I want add my thanks to the Cavs for a truly great season, if ultimately somewhat disappointing. They gave their all, especially you know who, and provided us with some great thrills and memories. Thank you, and I am optimistic about next season.
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