Lots to talk about this week and so, for those of you on a time crunch, we’ll cover the menu first thing. The soup will be Cream of Curried Sweet Potato, then entrees are Henny Penny, Scallops Sublime, a dish we wrote about last year, Grilled Pork Rib-eye “Serendipity” with marinated tomatoes, butter beans and corn, topped with a cheese glaze, Tuna with a Preserved Lemon Aioli, Flounder topped with Buttered Backfin Crabmeat, and Hanger Steak with Caramelized Onions and Bordelaise Sauce. The hanger steak dish comes directly from last Saturdays French Wine Dinner, and will be good with any number of the red wines on our list. In developing this dish for the wine dinner, I figured out how to give body and substance to the classic brown sauces without the expense and hassle of roasting bones and making a 16 hour glace de viande as the first step. Now I’m on a mission.
Speaking of wine dinners, Thursday, Sept. 25th is the date of the next one. No theme or menu yet, will address that next week, but here’s what we do know. 4 courses of food and wine pairings for $55 a person, the start time is 6:30, and the Mistress of Ceremonies pouring and explaining the wines will be our old friend Dorie Spaven. Reservations for both this week-end and the wine dinner can be made by calling Good Eats at 804-472-4385.
We have changed our hours of operation at SpunTino. It’s a silly reason I suppose, but we are mostly dependent on the sun to light that space, and so until the lights and fans go in, we will be operating there from Noon – 5:00pm, Wednesday – Saturday.
This week is the start of something new at SpunTino. A number of you have commented on how inexpensively we price the same wines you have bought elsewhere for more. That will continue, of course, and now we are going to add to it. We are starting a “Wines of the Week” feature, in which we will offer 1 white wine and 1 red wine, by the case of 12 only, at great deals. To start, let’s offer everyone’s favorite, Meiomi Pinot Noir. Everyday retail at SpunTino is $17.99 a bottle, this week by the case for $186.00. And the Nals Margried Pinot Grigio, retail by the bottle for $14.99, this week $152.00 for the case. OK, so how do these deals work? 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 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. (see new hours above)
That’s the food news this week, thanks always for your great support and
We hope to see you.