The threatening stormy weather may have forced us indoors, but it did not dampen our enthusiasm on the night of our Cena Bianca last week. There was a good mix of veterans and first timers, and I was tickled to see how everyone warmed up to the strangers sitting next to them. As I visited each table I was greeted with an enthusiastic “Chris, come and meet our new friends.” We welcomed Summer in and are ready to continue this feeling of festive camaraderie with more events this week and during the month of July. There will be something for everyone – from a Tuscan olive oil and Chianti dinner to an informal cocktail and wine tasting on our Piazza to a cigar smoker and even dinner with our four-legged friends.
We have an unexpected surprise for you this Thursday, June 28 – when we will be hosting Francesco Marcocci, olive oil guru from Dievole estates in Tuscany. I have designed a dinner featuring their extraordinary olive oils and Chianti. Get tickets now for our Dievole Tuscan Olive Oil & Chianti Dinner at 7 pm, and enjoy extra virgin olive oil in every course from grilled swordfish steak, fresh herb Dievole olive oil salsa, potatoes mascé alongside Dievole, Chianti Classico Riserva 2013 to an olive oil, coconut, mint, Nutella cake!
To start July well, cool off with a tasting of the distinctive wines of the Pacific Northwest during our Sizzling Summer Cocktails, Cool Northwestern Wines Tasting, Tuesday, July 10 from 6-7:30 pm. We will serve three cocktails and three wines including Partner Cherry Vermouth Negroni, Whip Saw Rye Pompelmo and Firesteed Willamette Valley Pinot Noir all paired with creative Italian savories. Buy tickets
Relax on our Piazza while sipping pleasing summer cocktails and smoking a cigar during our Spirits Tasting & Cigar Smoker, Wednesday, July 18 from 5-10 pm. Join us for the first in a series of Summer events like this.
For all the pet lovers out there, we are welcoming you to bring your pet along for an outdoor dining experience, Thursday, July 26 from 5:30-10 pm during our Pets on the Piazza (date change due to weather).
Come join us for one of our Summer events, enjoy some good food and make some new friends.