Thursday, February 6, 2014

Valentine's Day at Vinifera - 5 Course Dinner with Wine Pairings

From our friends at Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro...

Wine, Dine & Be Mine This Valentine's Day

Special Candlelight Dinner at Vinifera

WHAT: This Valentine’s Day, Executive Chef John-Michael Hamlet will offer a delectable five-course dinner, featuring mouthwatering dishes like smoked oyster fricassee, his signature "foiejitas," veal chateaubriand, and deconstructed black forest cake. Wine pairings hand-selected by Sommelier Nicole Bernard will also be available.

WHEN: Friday, February 14, 2014 from 5:00 - 10:00 pm
WHERE: Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro
11750 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia 20191

COST: $95 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity

CONTACT: 703-234-3550 or visit

Valentine's Day Dinner Menu

Choice of
Smoked Oyster Fricassee, Salsify, Potato, Tomato, Black Truffle
Champy Bourgone, Beaune, France, 2012   11
Parsnip Soup, Pomegranate, Crabmeat, Parsley
Chenin Blanc/Viognier, Pine Ridge, Oakville, CA. 2012   9

Chef John-Michael’s Signature “Foiejitas,” Candied Shallots, Red Pepper, Nutmeg Crepes
Ritual, PN, Casablanca Valley, Chile   14
Red Beet Carpaccio, Orange, Tarragon, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Mache
Jules Taylor, SB, Marlborough, NZ, 2012   12

Seared Halibut, Glazed Carrot, Shrimp, Kalamata Olive, Saffron Pommery Mustard Sauce
Dopff & Irion Gewurztraminer, Alsace, FR, 2011   10
Chilled Seared Rare and Tuna Tartar, Cherry Balsamic Glaze, Pea Shoots, Tarro
Left Coast Pinot Gris, Pinos Gris, Willamette, Oregon, 2012   12

Veal Chateaubriand, Butternut Squash, Basil Spaetzle, Fig, Port Sauce
Noble Hill Syrah, S. Africa 2009   12
Grilled Angus Beef Tenderloin, Baby Potato, Lobster, White Asparagus, Zinfandel Sauce
Las Peridices, Mendoza, ARG, 2010   12

Raspberry Four Ways, Semifreddo, Sorbet, Soup, Sphere
Fabiolli Raspberry Merlot, Loudon County   9
Deconstructed Black Forest Cake, Pot du Crème, Rich Chocolate Ganache, Dark Cherries
Trentadue Chocolate Amore Merlot, Italy   9                      

*** Vegetarian Courses Available