Monday, October 6, 2008

Melissa's Main St. Bistro--Wine Dinners

Melissa's Main Street Bistro is beginning their new season of Sunday evening wine dinners, plus at least one beer dinner.

Their first wine dinner is scheduled for October 19, at 6:30pm and will feature the wines of Rombauer Vineyards. The menu includes:

---Mixed Greens Tossed with Dried Cherries, Goats Cheese, Focaccia Crostini
in a Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette
---Shrimp and Lump Crab cake with Pineapple and Black Bean Salsa served with a Cilantro Mint Remoulade
---Slow Smoke Pork Loin Chop with Potato, Broccoli and Cheddar Spring Roll, Roasted Parsnips and Carrots Finished with an Apple Demi Glace
---Passion Fruit Cheese Cake Glazed with Mango served with Key Lime Shortbread Cookies
The dinner costs $60 per person, plus tax and gratuity. For Reservations, Please call Melissa at 781-438-7243.

On October 26, there will be a Wachusett Brewery Beer Dinner (details to follow).

On November 2, I will return to assist at the wine dinner. I have selected some South African wines and details on the food will be forthcoming. At the dinner, I will talk about the wines and South Africa as they make some excellent wines, though they are not as well known as they should be. I hope to see you there.

On either November 9 or 16th, the theme of the wine dinner will be Lost Grapes of Italy. Details will be forthcoming though the theme sounds intriguing.

I should also mention that Melissa's has a special menu on Monday and Tuesday evenings, where two people can have a three course meal for only $40. and you can get a bottle of their house wine for only $10. One of your dessert choices is the new Finnegan Sundae, which is
Vanilla Ice Cream Rolled in an Almond Butter Crunch, Topped with Caramel Sauce & Finnegans.

Hank's Bakery was well known for their Finnegans and even though the bakery is no more, the Finnegans live on. Melissa was able to get the recipe and they now are for sale at Anthony's Deli across the street.

Melissa's Main Street Bistro
407 Main Street
Stoneham, MA
Phone: 781-438-7243

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