Mary

Make your reservations soon for our fabulous wine paired New Year’s Eve Gala dinner!  First seating is at 5 PM and second seating is at 8 PM.  First seating is $75.00 per person, second seating is $85.00  per person and includes a sparkling wine party after dinner.  All costs include food, wine, tax & gratuity.

1st Course:  Crab & Shrimp Crepes w/ a Silky Seafood Veloute

Wine:  Saluti Cellars 2012 Viognier

2nd Course:  Grilled Asian Pear, Arrugula and Pancetta Salad lightly tossed in a champagne vinaigrette

Wine:  2012 Lavender Ridge Grenache Rose

3rd Course: Sweet Potato Gnocci w/ Walnut Pesto

Wine:  c.g. di Arie Primativo

4th Course: Classic Whole Roasted Filet Mignon topped w/ Sauce Bernaise Wine:  Cedarville Cabernet Sauvignon

5th Course:  Chocolate Genache Cake

Wine:  Mellowood Syrah  

Whoa!  It has been a busy end of Summer and entry into the Fall season!  There is a lot of news for this blog, so pour yourself a cup of coffee (or a glass of wine), and please continue reading.

One of our most important announcements is that Chef Greg FINALLY had his hip replacement surgery.  As Andrea Bechard posted in Facebook “Hip Hip Hooray!”  However, more accurately, we should say “Hip Hooray!”, as he still needs to have the other hip replaced.  He is on his feet and practicing walking without a walker.  He is back at work on a limited schedule.  It is great to see him walk without the effort of working through pain, and we are all happy that he was finally able to get this first surgery completed.  His kitchen staff did a fabulous job in his absence, and we thank them very sincerely!  I have been going into high gear taking care of Greg, driving him to his appointments, doing his Costco runs, etc. as  well as my usual duties at the restaurant.  So, our apologies if this blog is a little late, but it’s here today!

This week was the one year anniversary(?) of my very surprising and unwelcome leukemia diagnosis.  But thank God a year has past, and I am on the road to recovery.  I’m looking forward to one year of remission coming up very soon!  Thank all of you for all of your love and support this year.  It has been a doozie!

Starting this Sunday, we invite you to join us for “Touchdown at the Grill”.  During the football season, we will be showing the NFL football game on our big screen from 11 AM – 3 PM on Sundays.  We will feature $2.00 selected beers and Chef Greg will have an “Off the Grid” special each week.  This is in the wine bar area only.

This month we are very happy to have  Tami from Madrona Vineyards for our guest wine bartender.  She will be featuring 4 wines from their wonderful vines for you to purchase by the flight, by the glass or by the bottle.  These nights are always special fun, so be sure to make your reservations for Saturday, November 22nd between 5:00 and 8:30 PM.

As we head into the Holiday Season, we are planning our 13th Annual Holdiay Open House.  On Sunday, Dec. 7th, from 2-4:30 we will be offering complimentary hors d ‘oeuvres and lovely local wines, with music, singing and  a good holiday celebration.  Please drop by on your busy way to or from your holiday chores.

We are once again planning our New Year’s Eve Gala Wine Dinner on December 31st.  We will hold 2 dinner seatings, one at 5 PM and the second at 8:30 PM.  This dinner will be a 4-Course wine dinner.  First seating is $75.00 per person which includes all food, wine, tax and gratuity.  The second seating is $85.00 per person which includes all food, wine, tax, gratuity and a sparkling wine party afterward.  Reservations are required for this dinner and are coming in, so call soon for yours.  This is ALWAYS a wonderful evening.

Remember Wednesday nights are Burger Nights at the Gold Vine.  Thursdays we feature Fresh Cod Fish & Chips.  Friday and Saturday nights we offer Steak & Lobster, and Sunday nights are Corkage FREE!

Gold Vine Grill will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas  Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.  Enjoy this joyful season with your loved ones, and come to see us when you can!

Happy Spring!  Well, while we enjoyed a very balmy Autumn and Winter, it looks like Spring has decided to come in like a lion, with cold temperatures and plenty of rain.  Thank goodness!!  We really need the moisture!  Many of you, like Greg & I, probably have friends and/or relatives living in the northeast who are really tired of the COLD, COLD winter.  I wonder if the Western states’ population will grow a bit this year…

Good news on the health front:  Next week will be my last round of chemotherapy for the course of treatment that I am on.  My next big decision is whether or not I will need a bone marrow transplant, but I’m going to gather lots of information and take some much needed time off from medications before I make that decision.

Passport weekends are coming right up!  This is a great time for the locals to drop in for lunch, as the wineries are full of visitors, and we are generally quieter for lunch during the Passport weekends.  Dinners do get quite busy, so please make reservations.  Dates for Passport are April 5-6 and April 12-13.  Please party responsibly.

Chef Greg has decided to feature his fabulous Fish & Chips on Thursday nights as our special.  They were very popular, and when he took them off of the Friday lunch menu, many people have since asked when they are coming back!

Listed under “Events” you will find a recommendation for you to watch next Saturday’s “Cut Throat Kitchen” (April 5th).  One of the contestants Kaitlyn Krill (formerly Kaitlyn Adams), was one of my culinary students, and worked here at the Grill our first two years before she went off to culinary school.  We are very excited to see her television debut on the Food Network.  Check your guide for the time.

We will be back periodically to bring you up to date news.  If  you have anything exciting to share, just post it on the blog!  We welcome your comments.

 

 

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