Easter Brunch!

Some of our favorite regulars have been asking for us to do an Easter Brunch for a while now, so why not? Not only are our platters already perfect for a brunch gathering but this gives us a chance to try out some "brunchy" items and have some fun in the kitchen! Ashley, Mo and I have been brainstorming and have come up with what we hope are some tasty treats and lovely libations. (oooo alliteration!) As we have never done this before and don't know how well received brunch might be, we will be taking reservations for ANY size party on Easter Sunday, April 5th. Brunch menu (and regular menu) will be served from 11am to 3pm with regular menu taking over for the evening hours. Just give us a call at 303.452.4900 to make your reservation!

What's brunch without mimosas, so we'll be serving the classic Prosecco & OJ laced with a splash of St. Germain. We've also come up with a Mimosarita (or Margamosa??) and the Bitto Bloody Mary garnished with Cippoline Onions and some crispy fried proscuitto.

MoMini Fritattas will be a bite or two sized frittata loaded with Idiazabal (Smoked Basque Cheese), Spanish Chorizo and spinach. Barney's Bread Pudding will be a decadent cinnamon challah based bread pudding with a Apple Jack & Lazaroni Amaretto glaze. Ashley is taking our classic Bruschetta and adding avocado, No Woman (jerk spiced cheddar) and some other tasty tidbits to "brunch it up" - Breakfast Bruschetta. On the lighter side, we will also offer a Greek yogurt, granola and fruit parfait. But we can't resist soaking the fruit in Moscato d'Asti first!!

In addition to our platter, salads and regular desserts from the menu, Boulder Breadworks is making us up some Coconut Macaroons that we'll serve with fresh fruit and soft cream. Hopefully this first brunch will be the start of something fun and tasty that we can do more often! 

Hope to see you on Sunday!

Barney

 


Orchard Wine Cellar Movers and Shakers This Week

  • Sweet Sunset Chocolate Merlot

    #1 Sweet Sunset Chocolate Merlot

    First lets say that this is Not ChocoVine. This wine is actually made with eighty five percent Merlot and than has natural chocolate cream added to the mix. This is the wine for anyone looking for sweet red or the chocolate lover at home. Great gift for the holidays.
    (Holding the #1 spot)

  • Tintero Moscato

    #2 Tintero Moscato

    Sori Gramella refers to the one of the only single vineyard Moscatos, and Marco is the only producer to bottle this striking limestone amphitheater commercially. Once the 30 year old vines give up their bounty, and the grapes are harvested and pressed, they are kept in stainless steel at a low temperature to prevent fermentation until an order is received in order to provide the freshest wine possible. (behind by 5 bottles)

  • Finca a Moras Barrell Select Malbec

    #3 Finca a Moras Barrell Select Malbec

    Wow, yes there is cheaper Malbec. There is cheaper everything. This is a focused, complex, intense wine that shows the high altitude with a core of acidic balance. Powerful sweet plum and blackcurrant fruit support a dark mocha and light vanilla stucture and the very full bodied taste loaded with spice and blackberries. The finish is long, lingering and velvety smooth. A great wine with anything coming off the grill. (behind by 8 bottles)

  • Don Ramon

    #4 Don Ramon

    What can we say about this little $10 wine? It's easy drinking but with some fun Old World character. 6 months on oak lends a bit of structure but only enough to keep the bottle from being guzzled in one go. Nice dark cherry, a bit of warm earth, and priced to drink a couple times a day. (behind by 3 bottles)

Fun New Arrivals

  • Chateau Deux Rocs

    Chateau Deux Rocs

    A rose of lovely character, with fleshy red fruit and floral aromas. Its intense fruit and tannic backbone will make it the perfect match for spicy Mexican or Thai food.

  • Broc Carignan

    Broc Carignan

    From 130+ yr old vines, and on original rootstock comes this remarkable Carignan. All native yeasts, no SO2 used during production means pure bright flavors of tart cherry, blueberry and unmistakeable juicy tang from carbonic maceration. Why spend $34 on wine.com?

  • Obsidian Cab

    Obsidian Cab

    A wonderful classic CA Cab with solid structure from the altitude and Hungarian oak. Reserved and dark on the nose with aromas of blackberries, hints of black licorice and coffee. Really nice and elegant. Touch on the masculine side with no jammy, jelly jar junk here. Wonderfully different.

  • Farm to Table

    Farm to Table

    A fun and lighter style from the cool mountains of Victoria. Aromas of fresh strawberry, cherry jam flirt with notes of forest floor a touch of peppery oak. Lively cola and raspberry flavors with vibrant acidity. Darn good value too!