Our soup for this week is Cream of Curried White Sweet Potatoes. Entrees are Scallops Sublime, Hanger Steak with Portabella Mushroom Sauce, Pork Rib-eye with tomatoes, butter beans, corn and a cheese glaze, Flounder with Buttered Backfin Crabmeat, Grilled Tuna with Wasabi Butter and Pickled Ginger and Henny Penny. Reservations can be made by calling 804-472-4385.
Our wine dinner set for next Thursday, Sept 25th, is coming together beautifully. It quickly became apparent that this should be a Spanish wine dinner, because of the amazing wines from Spain that have suddenly become available. (Robert Parker gave 92 points to one of them, the other is a Rioja Reserva, a quality usually priced out of our range). The menu has not been finalized yet, but the first course with involve crab paired with cava named “biutiful”, made to emulate the qualities of Champagne, the main course is tenderloin of beef (with the Rioja Reserva) and we’re researching sherries to match with a chocolate dessert, a dacquoise with ganache souffle, which translates to meringue with ground nut layers, filled with rich chocolate and topped with a different rich chocolate. The dinner starts at 6:30, is 4 courses of food and wine pairings, and costs $55 per person. Reservations again are made by calling 804-472-3485.
Well the “Wine of the Week” launched quite nicely, and here are this weeks selections.
2010 Casey Flats Ranch Open Range Red, which we paired with duck breast and peach for the California wine dinner, (but delicious with just about anything, or nothing) usually at SpunTino for $15.99 a bottle, on special this week by the case of 12 for $158.00.
Also, Cartlidge and Browne Chardonnay from the North Coast area of California. This is a supple, elegant chardonnay which retails at SpunTino for $14.99, by the case of 12 until next Wednesday for $137.00.
Since this is a new thing we’re doing, here’s the explanation pasted in from last week. The “week” starts on Thursday (today) and ends the next Wednesday at 3pm. You can order either by email, phone, or in person. If you order through email we need to be able to call you back for the credit card information because email is not secure. Your wine will be available for pickup on the next day, Thursday after 2pm. If you are a part-timer in the area and would like to take advantage of these deals we have a climate-controlled room to store your wine until you can pick it up. And that’s it, simple and sweet. Oh wait, one more thing, if you’d like to try our specials before committing to buying a case, we will have tastes available at SpunTino.
That’s the good food news for this week, thanks always for your strong support and,
We hope to see you.