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An Evening In The Wine Cellar

on February 17, 2013

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Yesterday evening Brian surprised me by making reservations at one of our favorite restaurants,
The Wine Cellar & Bistro.

This was our fourth visit and it was like going over to your best friends house.
We felt welcomed and comfortable.

We love the fact that the executive chef, Craig Cyr, uses local farms to create a unique and ever changing menu.

You walk into an ambient, warmly lit room where artistic wine crate lids line the walls.
There are a thousand bottles of wine just begging to be sipped.

I always tend to find a new favorite wine, this night was no exception.

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This is a No Co Pinot Noir.
Smooth and fresh, I could drink this all night long!

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Lu was our fantastic waitress.
She let us take our time and seemed to have an understanding that we wanted to spend the evening relaxed.
Some restaurants leave you feeling hurried. Rushed so they can replace you with other customers.
Not here.

We started with a choice of Dungeness Crab Cakes.
These were served with a sweet and spicy mango & roasted red pepper relish along with an avocado, boursin whipped cream.
Creamy and delicate, we enjoyed trying something new.
I absolutely loved the relish with the fresh crab.

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Next up, my all time favorite salad,
the orange mozzarella salad.
This is a mix of greens peppered with fresh mozzarella, strawberries, candied pecans and an orange balsamic vinaigrette.

Lu made sure we had plenty of wine, (which I was happy she recommended) and kept the food coming.

Next up, the entrees.

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Brian chose the free-range chicken and pancetta ravioli.
Homemade pasta with the saltiness of the pancetta and creamy basil pesto sauce.
What’s not to like?

And for the lady?

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The grass-fed rib-eye.
Basted in a port wine butter, it was served with potato & cheddar gratin, carrots and a wine reduction.
The flavor of the sauce was perfect!

Each bite a delicate blend of flavors,
The meal was delicious.

A fine dining experience is never complete without dessert.
I don’t care what kind of diet I am on, dessert was happening.

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A chocolate cake with raspberry and caramel sauces.
Exquisitely rich, yet light.
The perfect way to end my meal, accompanied by coffee of course.

Brian chose another favorite of ours, the creme brûlée.

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One bite of the crunchy caramelized top with the creamy goodness along with strawberry and chocolate and you are transported to heaven.

We had such an enjoyable evening.
Thanks to Lu for her suggestions and great service,
Along with all of the staff.

The Wine Cellar is a must in my eyes.

Check them out here:
The Wine Cellar & Bistro

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2 responses to “An Evening In The Wine Cellar

  1. Fitwellmom says:

    That looks like a great place to splurge!

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