This last minute opportunity landed in our lap and even though we did not have time to get it in the newsletter and promote it properly I had to jump at the chance. We have never done a wine brunch before, not sure how people feel about getting all tingly in the middle of a Sunday but I for one am for it so there has to be others out there right? Some of you may have noticed that we have not been doing as many French wine dinners as we used to, and the number one reason is that I felt they were getting..."Crusty" for lack of a better word. We were kind of churning out the same ol' same ol' and the result was smallish turnouts and very little by way of sales. These events take a lot of planning and work and when they are not grabbing the crowd or generating sales then they just aren't worth it. We needed something new, cool and exciting and I think this brunch may be just the thing I was waiting for.
Amy and I have had lunches at Cafe Arte with Chuck Morris of Beaune Imports and I can tell you that the place is a steal. The food is always tasty, the portions on the larger side and the prices are beyond reasonable...almost laughable really....even this brunch 5 courses for $40.00 including wine? I mean, "Shut up"!
I am very excited and hope this first wine event with Cafe Arte is a smashing success. I think Amy, Jeremy and I are going to meet with Chuck Morris there on Monday, (May 19th) for lunch...you know, just to do a little research, make sure the food is a good as we all remember...for all of you of course!
Sunday June 1st 2008 12:00 PM
12741 Towne Center Drive
For Reservations Please Contact Cafe Arte 562) 865-2783
$40.00 Per Person Plus Tax and Gratuity
Frittata with Grilled Vegetables
2007 Chateau La Canorgue Rose
Seared Scallops with Polenta
2006 Domaine Gaujal Picpoul de Pinet
Mixed Greens with Almond Crusted Goat Cheese
2006 Domaine Henry Pelle Menetou-Salon Blanc
2006 Xavier Clua Terra Alta Blanco
2006 Xavier Clua Terra Alto Tinto
Caramelized Apple Crepe
2006 Eric Bordelet Apple Cider Doux
Hope to see you there!!!