Just a quick reminder that we’re doing a Bordeaux tasting tonight. One white and 3 reds, all of which I really dig. Everyone’s different, but I imagine you’d be hard pressed to not enjoy these if you like wine. I’m reposting the tasting notes for anyone that didn’t get to see them. If you have any questions, feel free to let me know. Or don’t. I’m easy.
Welcome back, everyone!
I know you guys didn’t go anywhere, but we did. So I guess I’m wishing myself a welcome back? Either way, I know you missed us. It’s a bit of a scramble today for a variety of reasons, so I’m sure you’ll excuse me if I don’t have quite as much banter as I usually do.
This week’s special will be Texas Stuffed Quail with a Cherry Bourbon sauce. It should pair magnificently with the wine tasting this week.
Wednesday’s cocktail specials will be $7 Monarch Orchards, Icelandic Mules and Maple Bourbon Cooler. All of which feature Apple Cider. Tis the season, after all (for getting drunk).
Thursday’s Wine Tasting will be a Bordeaux Tasting! I promised someone I would do it and I make good on my promises, sometimes. I have the tasting notes done and attached to this message for anyone that’s curious to look.
Lastly, Mom has a message for Wine Club: “Hi, everyone! We have a couple of great wine opportunities for you! Saturday, December 7 from 3-5 p.m., we are offering a class taught by Greg Leblanc — a fantastic friend and long-time wine distributor. This class is the first in a monthly series — and we must start with France, of course. For those not in our Cellar Wine Club, the cost is $20 per person. We’ll be tasting wine and having snacks that pair with the wine. Then the following Saturday, December 14, also from 3-5 p.m. we will be having a taste and sale of wine to close out the year! All are welcome — not just Bizzi’s Cellar Wne Club members.
Lastly, we have some gift baskets available — we have wine, gift cards, beautiful planters made by local artist Michael Cummings… Just ask!”
See you, soon!
Our Thanksgiving Week hours are as follows:Tuesday and Wednesday, open at 4:00pm for Dinner with a limited menu that I have attached to this email. Thursday through Saturday, closed.We will re-open on Tuesday at 11:30am for regular service.
We aren’t doing a special this week, obviously, because we have a limited menu. But I am doing a wine special. A special wine special! I have attached a list of one-off bottles I have that I’m trying to move, so they’re on special pricing. Once they’re gone, they’re gone, but the prices are good and the wines are interesting and good, so get them while you can. I’ll keep the list updated for everyone, as well.
Also, we’ll be doing 30% off of all wines by the bottle for Tuesday and Wednesday, but only if you tell us the password which is: “gobble gobble”. So, if you come in and order a bottle of wine and say “gobble gobble”, we’ll give you 30% off of your bottle.
Lastly, Mom has a message for everyone: “Wynette Griffin, pianist extraordinaire, and Elaine will be pairing up for our holiday four hands piano on the evening of Thursday, December 19th. We’ll regale you with jazzy tunes and maybe some singing that evening as you sip & nibble.
Over the next few months, we have a great opportunity to learn about wines from all over the world — and to taste them! Greg Leblanc, one of our favorite wine experts, will be teaching — the first class is on Saturday, December 7 from 3-5 p.m. We will, naturally, study France first, and then move one to other countries, styles, and grape varietals as we move into 2020. The classes are $20 each, and will include wine and also nibbles to pair with the wine. (The fee is waived for Wine Club members.) Please let us know if you think you might be interested!
We will have a wine tasting and sale on December 14th as well from 3-5 p.m., so don’t miss out on stocking up for the holidays.”
Thank you and have a great (and safe) Thanksgiving if we don’t see you before then.
Hope I’m not bugging you guys, I just wanted to shoot you out the wine tasting notes for tomorrow’s tasting. It’s sort of a weird one, so I wanted to give people an advanced look. It’s wines that I think will pair well with Thanksgiving items. So anyone trying to pick wine for their dinner can come in and try the tasting to see what works best.
I’m just going to get straight into it, because I’m already worried that this message is going to become a giant wall of text. I’ll try to keep my part short and sweet. The only thing out of the ordinary that I need to mention is that we have picked a day for Mrs. Griffin and Mom to play their annual Christmas Piano Concert, and it’s Thursday December 19th. I’ll send you details next week, but I figure you guys would want to know so you could start making plans.
The Special for this week is going to be a Lemon Rosemary Poached Cod with a Truffle Cream Sauce.
The Wednesday’s Cocktail Specials will all feature rye whiskey, because I want them to. So, come in Wednesday night to try $7 Whiskey Daisy, Algonquin Cocktail and Sneak Pete.
Thursday’s Wine Tasting will be something a little strange. Rather than doing a single grape or a region, I’m going to do wines that pair well with specific Thanksgiving dishes. Since we aren’t going to be open next Thursday (duh), this is my way of both celebrating my favorite holiday and also giving everyone ideas of what wine they can use at their own Thanksgiving meals. It’s educational and celebratory. Double whammy.
Finally, here’s why I kept my message short and sweet, because Mom has something she’d like to send out to everyone: “Don’t forget to join us for our Bizzi’s Cellar Wine Club on Saturday, November 23rd at 4:00pm. We’ll have lots of fun with wine, chat and nibbles.
And here is another great opportunity for you wine lovers! We will be hosting a Wine Class over the next few months! The first will be conducted on Saturday, December 7th at 3:00pm. We are so pleased to have Greg Leblanc as our instructor – he has spent decades in the wine biz, and the class promised to teach us all. We will have tapas and wine, along with class time. $20 per person, 3:00pm-5:00pm at Bizzi’s. Don’t miss out!”
I finished the wine tasting notes for tomorrow’s Pinot Noir wine tasting. I have attached them to this message. As always, they’re really good wines. I had a little fun with the last one, which is a Pinot Noir Sparkling Wine. Seemed like a fun way to try a different style of Pinot. Also, the 2013 1er Cru Gevrey Chambertin Red Burgundy is seriously unbelievable. I can never get people to drink enough Burgundy, especially the good stuff, so hopefully you guys come and take advantage of it.
Also, tonight’s cocktail specials will all be warm cocktails, just because of the weather. Let’s celebrate Fall by getting a little bit plastered. The $7 cocktails tonight will be a Bizzi’s Hot Toddy, a Polar Bear Coffee and Elderflower Chocolat Epices. Let’s do this thing!
Hope you had a great weekend, I know I did. I hope we were clear enough with everyone that we’d be closed for our anniversary last Saturday. Apologies to anyone who didn’t see the message. But, we’re back to normal business hours, now. So we can all get back into the routine. At least until Thanksgiving.
The special this week will be Seared Salmon with a Lemon Dill Sauce. I know, just in time for the cold weather, right? But we’ve had people asking us about salmon ever since we took it off the Winter Menu, so here it is.
For Wednesday Cocktail Specials, I figure it’ll be good to help everyone get warm, so we’ll do 3 different hot cocktails. Obviously, I have to do a Special Hot Toddy (duh), and in addition to that, we’ll also have $7 Polar Bear Coffees and Elderflower Chocolat Epices. Warm the soul and your liver.
Thursday’s Wine Tasting will be Pinot Noir from around the world. It seemed like it would pair wonderfully with the special, and I haven’t done a Pinot Tasting in a while, despite it being maybe my favorite grape. I’ll send you specific tasting notes, tomorrow, but I think we’ll do an American, a French, a New Zealand, and a Wildcard. More to come.
The Bizzi’s Cellar Tasting will be Saturday, November 23rd at 4:00pm, featuring a holiday theme!
See you, soon.
Just a reminder that we will be closed tomorrow, Saturday November 8th, for a family friend’s wedding and also MINE AND VERONIKA’S 1ST YEAR ANNIVERSARY! So if you were planning on coming into Bizzi’s this weekend, you should really try to come in tonight. If you try to come in on Saturday, I feel like it’d be a somewhat disappointing meal, given that there will be no food or wine available for it.
I know our hours have been weird the last few weeks because of Halloween and our Fall Dinner and now this, but we’ll get back to normal next week. The Holidays are a weird time, and V and I’s anniversary definitely counts as a holiday. I’ve been petitioning the government to declare it federally, so that we can all get off of work for it, but I haven’t had success yet. I’ll keep you posted.
See you guys, tonight!
(P.S. Go Mavs!)