Mexican Cordon Bleu and Merlot Tasting

Hey, everyone

My brain is functioning at about 50%, and while I’m aware that this is still like double what most people are working with, I’m not gonna be as sharp as I usually am. So, sorry if this message is missing my signature wit and depth. I promise I’ll eventually get back to 100%. Probably not next week, because I have to celebrate Halloween sometime, but maybe the week after that.

The special is a Stuffed Mexican Cordon Bleu with a Green Chile Sauce.

Wednesday’s Cocktail Specials will be Cucumber Sparklers, Mexican Mules and Peach Mojitos.

Thursday’s Wine Tasting will be Merlot (Merlots?) from Around The World. So, as much as people ignore Merlot as a viable wine to drink, this should show people that it has a lot to offer. No longer should it be associated with that cheap California swill of the early 2000’s (which shouldn’t have even mattered, because the rest of the world was still doing killer Merlot at that time). Besides there being plenty of good stuff coming out of The States, Bordeaux features Merlot prominently and some of the best Super-Tuscans are either 100% or dominant Merlot. And we’ll get a taste of all of it. Keep an open mind, please.

Don’t forget to sign up for our November 1st and 2nd Fall Night To Remember Dinner. I have already posted the menu previously.


Big Red Wine Tasting, Tonight

I know I sent out the tasting notes, yesterday, for the wine tasting that’s happening tonight at 7:00pm. I wasn’t shipped one of the wines, so I have replaced it with another that is the exact same grape from the exact same region. If I hadn’t said anything, I’m not sure anyone would have noticed. But it’s always best to be more informative than less. So the updated wine tasting notes are attached to this message. It’s a killer tasting, so be sure to make it in to try it with us.

Big Red Thursday Wine Tasting and Wednesday’s Cocktails

So, this is a slightly more nebulous wine tasting set for tomorrow. Rather than doing a specific area or varietal, I picked wines that I thought would pair well with the cooler weather. Just as whites and roses are summer wines, big chewy reds are perfect for the fall and winter. And we have found damn good and damn chewy reds. I have included the tasting notes in this message.

Also, the cocktail tasting for tonight is Peach Cosmos, Cucumber Margaritas and Cassis Mojitos. The last vestige of summer playing out in cocktail form. I’d be more wistful if Texas summers didn’t suck so badly.


Lamb Chops and Fall Wine Tasting

Hello, everyone.

Sorry for the delay, I was working on the tasting and some other wine things for the week/the November Wine Dinner. I figured most people would feel like that was more important than the message. Alcohol first, information second. That’s how I was raised, at least.

The special for the week is Pesto Lamb Chops with a Truffle Sauce.

Wednesday’s cocktail specials will feature Peach Cosmos, Cucumber Margaritas and Cassis Mojitos.

Thursday’s Wine Tasting will be a “Welcome to Fall” wine tasting, featuring all heavier red wines. Things that are chewy with some body and depth. I’ll send out the specific notes tomorrow, but they’ll be nice and big to ring in the colder weather.

I have more information to send you guys, tomorrow, but I just wanted to get this message out there.

Talk to you, soon.

Rhone Valley Tasting

Here are the tasting notes for tonight’s Rhone Valley wine tasting. It’s mostly southern Rhone wines, but they all ended up delicious. The white wine in particular is interesting. Sorry about the late notice, but you should really try to make it out, if you can. Rhone Valley is maybe my favorite region.

Rhone Valley Wine Tasting and Schnitzel

Hey, guys.

I am sorry to send this out a day late, but I was waiting on some information from Rob. I have it now, and so I magnanimously share it with you. Let’s get straight to it!

The special for this week, in keeping with our Oktoberfest German Celebration, will be Schnitzel!

Wednesday’s Cocktail Special will be “listen to your bartender” specials. I did it a few weeks ago and some people missed it and expressed interest trying it. Who knows if they’ll show up to try it, tonight, but I figured I’d give them another shot at it. Basically, you come in and ask for a cocktail special and I make you a drink based on what I think you’ll like. I’m usually fairly good at it, so give me a shot.

Thursday’s Wine Tasting will feature all Rhône Valley wines. I’ll send out the tasting notes tomorrow, but I wanted to give you a little heads up. We should be featuring a cool Viognier, a really nice Cotes du Rhône Rouge, a Gigondas and a Chateauneuf du Pape. They’re all rated really well and they’re all good wines, regardless of what the ratings are, anyway. Come get a little taste of southern France.

Don’t forget to call and make a reservation for our Fall Night To Remember Wine Dinner on Friday and Saturday, November 1st and 2nd. I’m working on the wine notes (waiting on a wine rep to finish sending me the wines) and I’ll send them out the second I finish them. Thanks for being patient with me.

That’s all I got.

See you soon.

Bizzi’s Cellar Tasting

Just a quick reminder that Elaine is doing a Bizzi’s Cellar Tasting on Saturday. Most of you already knew, but for anyone that missed it, now you know! See you tomorrow.

Italian Wine Tasting

Don’t forget that we’re doing an Italian wine tasting tonight at 7:00pm. I’m reposting the notes so you can see them. It’s gonna be tasty!

New Fall Menus and German Oktoberfest Tasting

I told you guys that there was a ton of new information.

We have our new Fall Menu officially out, and I have posted it in the menu section for anyone interested to see it. We’ll run this until (I’m guessing) November or maybe December. There’s a few requests from people that we have honored, so if we did something you wanted, just assume we did it for you, in particular.

In addition to that, we’re doing a German Oktoberfest Beer tasting tonight to go along with our continued celebration of Oktoberfest (we’re also doing German food specials, as well. Plus I’ll do a German wine tasting this month, too.). I’ve posted the tasting notes to that Beer Tasting in this message.

Lastly, the wine tasting tomorrow is an Italian Wine Tasting. I have also attached the tasting notes to this message, as well. It’s gonna be a fun one. The Franciacorta in particular looks amazing.


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Oktoberfest and Italian Wine Tasting

Hello, everyone.

Given the amount of news that I have to share, I’m going to split this message into two different messages. Today’s message will be the usual stuff and tomorrow’s message will be the extra stuff (which I will give you a bit of a heads-up on today). There’s too much information for me to blather on for ages, so I’ll dispense with the pleasantries and just launch into it. Although, I will mention that you guys shouldn’t forget that we posted the November Fall Night to Remember Wine Dinner Menu last week and we are taking reservations for it, now.

This week’s special will be Beer Brautwurst with Braised Cabbage and a 9-Grain Mustard. October is here and we are again celebrating by doing an entire month of Oktoberfest Specials and such. Some of you may remember that we did this every October back when Heather was our chef and we thought that it was such a fun idea that we should do it, again.

With that in mind, instead of doing a martini flight on Wednesday, we’re going to do an Oktoberfest Beer Tasting. I’ll post the specifics tomorrow, but you can come in and do, much like the wine tastings, a tasting of 4 different German Oktoberfest beers….from Germany.

Thursday’s Wine Tasting will be Italian Wines. We are doing two reds, a white and a sparkling. I’ll post the notes as soon as the wines show up and I can confirm that I won’t be lying to you. But if they ship the ones I ordered, they’re all really good. Especially the Franciacorta. So, if you’re interested in Italian Wines, come on down. Also, I should note that I will do a German Wine Tasting sometime this month to celebrate Oktoberfest, but I didn’t wanna hammer you guys with that over and over again.

Anyway, I’ll let you guys know about all the other stuff tomorrow (which will include the Fall Night to Remember Wine Tasting and the new Fall Lunch and Dinner Menu for Bizzi’s) and as such my plan will be fully complete…mwahahahahahah!

See ya!