Yes the Cafe is open Friday and Saturday this week, all the crew is back at work. Doing the wine dinners sure was fun though, both for those who got to taste and dine and for those who got to cook and pair. So much fun that we spent some time figuring out how to do wine dinners even while the Cafe is open, and, get your calendars ready, two weeks from today, Thursday July 31st we will do a 4-course dinner with matching wines at 6:30pm, priced at $55. Same phone number as for Cafe reservations, 804-472-4385. We will post menu and pairings on our website within a day or two, but we already know rack of lamb will be one of the red wine courses. Back to the Cafe, … those of you who are fans of our prime rib might want to make an effort to come this weekend. The wholesale price of our quality meat has pushed past $9 a pound and refuses to come down. We bought in big back when the price was closer to $7 a pound, but this week is probably the end of our reserve.
At SpunTino this weekend we are going to offer “flights” of the wines we serve by the glass. In our case a flight will be 3 – 2oz glasses, and we will have four different groupings available. The beauty of the flight idea is that over the course of just one meal you get to try, then decide for yourself what is your favorite of each variety. The groupings will be: sauvignon blanc, pinot gris/pinot grigio, chardonnay and pinot noir.
Over the last couple of weeks we have been announcing that cooking classes would resume again. Seems the summer is the wrong season to try to do the format we were offering and so have decided to postpone offering classes for now. Maybe this fall, maybe a different format, we’ll see.
That’s the good food news, thanks always for your strong support and
We hope to see you.