Great, Full, and Grateful: November 2019

By November 7, 2019News

 

Let’s Talk Turkey

Thanksgiving is coming, and you’re already dreading the too-many-cooks-in-the-kitchen thing. Leave the feast to us—we’re cooking up a big, juicy turkey and serving it with a side of homemade stuffing, roasted sweet potatoes with shallots, and—of course—a pumpkin pie to finish it off. All yours for $159.99, and all you have to do is order by 11/25 at any of our market locations.

Bird Road: 305 221 6818
Hialeah: 305 821 8052
Coral Gables: 305 460 0001
Weston: 954 515 0066
Doral: 786 475 8965

 

 

One Less To-Do

Graziano’s caters! We’ve got party platters, family style hot dishes, and everything in between. If you really want to impress, we can even bring the
grill to you, cooking in front of your guests and letting them choose their meats. Take a load off this holiday season—we’ll take care of the food so you can
take care of your guests.

 

 

A Dual Celebration!

It’s time for our Annual Food & Wine Festival Thursday Dec 12th (5–9pm)
with an extra reason to celebrate – our 30th anniversary! Come enjoy our dishes, wine, beer tasting, live grilling and live music at our Coral Gables Market as we celebrate 30 years in South Florida!

Purchase advance tickets ($25) at any of our locations or full price ($35)
at the door. Part of the proceeds will go towards breast cancer awareness.

 

 

Wines of the Month

Riesling and Pinot Noir are beautiful and noble grape varietals
that are perfect for celebrating the upcoming festive seasons.

Riesling could be considered one of the finest white wine grape varietals,
first planted by the Romans some 2000 years ago on Germanic soil
alongside the stony and steep slopes of the river Mosel and Rhein. It is not
an easy grape to cultivate and ideally needs to struggle a little on stony soils,
heat storing slate and in higher elevations. Wines made from this complex grape can age very well and can also produce spectacular dessert wines
from late harvested, partially or fully raisined Riesling grapes.

In general, a slow and long ripening season and a later harvest produces
some of the most exciting and also age worthy white wines in the world.
If Riesling is new to you, we recommend giving it a try.

If Riesling is the queen of white wines, then Pinot Noir is the king
of reds, and certainly the King of Burgundy!

While delicate and a little difficult deal with, if a winemaker takes it on and decides to make a Pinot Noir, he is ready for the challenge and wants to make amazing wines. Burgundy, specifically the northern Rhone just below the City of Dijon, is known for its Pinot Noir. Since the 1400s, it is the main red grape in Burgundy with Gamay in the Beaujolais region a little further down the river Rhone in the south. The approach in Burgundy is single vineyard and vintage wine making and the thin-skinned cooler climate-loving Pinot Noir grapes shine like very few other wines in these conditions.

Domaine Saint-Remy Riesling 2016

The Domaine Saint-Remy Riesling 2016 is from the Alsace region southwest of the German border. This is not your average racy, tart, dry Riesling that has a piercing, salty acidity that leaves you thirsty. This wine is aged, smooth, more complex and mature. The Domaine Saint-Remy Riesling has a powerful shine and darker yellow color with green undertones. Its aroma is a gorgeous bouquet of yellow apples, elderflowers and honeycomb mixed with fresh, warm lemon cake, chamomile, a hint of salt and garden herbs. Its palate is dry, smooth and rich with a slightly woody mouthfeel. This Domaine Saint-Remy is like drinking good Champagne without the bite of the bubbles and is a glass that gets better and better as it sits. A perfect choice as aperitif, with cold cuts, but also great with pork, cooked or grilled, pork sausages or with a delicately flavored and stuffed turkey from the oven!

 

 

Pinot Noir Sketchbook 2015

The Pinot Noir Sketchbook 2015 from Mendocino County in North California has the typical, beautiful garnet and cherry red color characteristic of a Pinot Noir, with orange and earthy tones. This wine is full bodied and very round upon first taste, accompanied by gorgeous, vivid flavors of taut blackberries and cherries and a nicely gripping mouthfeel, like zesty black tea. The palate
is also like a lively cherry, raspberry and strawberry fruit parfait, with a little chocolate, velvety and round with white pepper, spices and sage in the background. The Sketchbook Pinot Noir is well-structured due to firm
tannins and a lingering, velvety vanilla finish.

A mushroom Risotto, grilled salmon, roast duck, rosemary chicken, herb marinated lamb chops and aromatic cheeses are all a good combination with the Pinot Noir and is always the perfect wine for a proper Thanksgiving dinner.

Having an event? Let us cater it.
For more information contact us at events@grazianosgroup.com

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