This month marks the Gold Vine Grill’s 14th year in Business!  Greg & I moved to the area in 1999, and bought our home in Somerset in 2001.  At the time, I was teaching Culinary Arts for the Central Sierra Regional Occupation Program, and Greg was a Chef for the Intel offices in Folsom.  We had been catering for local wineries, with our business called “Gold Vine Gourmet”. In August of 2001, we became aware that our current location was being vacated by “Trio”, a Specialty Deli, who was closing their doors.  We called the property owner, leased the spot, started putting a restaurant and menu together, and opened for business just 3 months later, on Thanksgiving weekend of 2003.  We are proud to have been such an integral part of this great community, and are very grateful for your support over all of these years….through some great times and some very tough times too.

This is the time of year when I sadly say goodbye to the long days of summer, but I always look forward to the holiday festivities and the really great flavors of the fall.  One of my favorites is Butternut Squash Soup…or how about Pumpkin Creme Brulee?  If I can’t find one of these delicious recipes in Chef Greg’s collections, I often log onto “Epicurious.com”.  They have some really cool recipes, with reviews & ratings from those that have tried them.

For your information, Gold Vine Grill will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but will open  for lunch on Friday for lunch & dinner.  Have a wonderful Holiday with your family & friends.

On Sunday, December 4th, we will be celebrating the Holidays with our 15th Annual Downtown Somerset Holiday Open House.  This will be held from 2-4:30 PM.  We will put out a spread of appetizers and desserts, and will host 3 wineries pouring complimentary wines.  There will be lots of good cheer, and some Holiday singing as well.  This is always a great time, so put this date on your calendar!

Gold Vine Grill is available for your Holiday Parties.  You can book a party at the Grill, or we can cater an event for you.  Give us a call, and let us help you plan something special.   If you work in an office, consider bringing the group out for a luncheon party to the Gold Vine Grill to celebrate your Holiday.

It is not too early to make your reservations for our New Year’s Eve Gala Wine Paired Meal.  We will have 2 seatings…one at 5 PM and another at 8:30.  This will be a 5-Course wine paired dinner.  We already have several reservations, so call Mary soon for more information.

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