Put A Little Gratitude In that Attitude
We’re thankful for great food, exceptional wine, good company and, of course, you. It’s officially Thanksgiving season, and we hope we’ve got a few things cooking to make you feel grateful this month.
Speaking of Thanks, We Owe You One.
Thanks for hanging tight while we closed our doors for our employee picnic on Monday, October 29th. The event was a success, and we’re happy to be back here with you.
We Won’t Tell if You Won’t
Don’t feel like cooking the big meals this holiday season? Lucky for you, we do. Take a look at our mouth-watering catering menu and order some family-style favorites, so you can kick back and enjoy the holidays this year.
You can download our catering menu here.
Lucia’s Got the Deals
Give your wallet a break before the holidays at our sister restaurant Lucia Pizzeria. $10 beer pitchers on Mondays, $10 Pasta Tuesdays, $10 Pizza Wednesdays and a discount on take-home bottles after Thursday’s wine tastings.
Wines of the Month
Rutini ‘Encuentro’ Malbec 2016
Looking at our food menus, Malbec wines make a lot of sense – this one is a special Wine of the Month feature!
The intense and clean garnet red color of the Rutini ‘Encuentro’ Malbec makes you want to smell it right away and the aromas of floral violets, fresh red / black berries and cherries and some cedar wood won’t disappoint at all, and in fact, are very inviting.
On the palate the rich velvety and sweet tannins coat the mouth with deep red fruit compote/marmalade flavors, some dark cocoa powder, full-bodied but never heavy and with a nice acidity that carries the flavors for a while and also promises a long life in the bottle. A very complex and delicious experience that lingers and would pair well with beef stew, grilled red meats, lamb or duck. ¡Buen provecho!
Rutini ‘Encuentro’ Chardonnay 2016
Expect a wine with a very pretty nose where aromas of yellow apples and green bananas dominate, a note of oaky vanilla, fine ground white pepper and a hint of thyme are also present before tasting this Chardonnay by the renown winery Rutini in Tupungato, a region in Mendoza’s Valle de Uco.
The color is a beautiful saturated yellow with green shades so it is not surprising that the mouthfeel is bright and briny reflecting the color of the wine with yellow golden apple, citrus, pink grapefruit and some salted green apple, green melon and a firm and tight finish that carries those flavors through until the end.
Pair it with chicken empanadas, grilled chicken with mushrooms and thyme, chicken or pasta dishes with creamy sauces, or pork chops. All kinds of pork dishes would be perfect as well.