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Thursday, July 20 Flight

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Thursday’s Flight, July 20, 2017 $15++

Rosés and Bubbles
We picked the perfect week for this tasting. It’s 100 degrees out there and we are in it now (Texas summer, that is). Come by and cool off with our great tasting tonight!!

 

Rosés
Bieler Père et Fils Rosé Reserve, Bandol, Provence
The classic Provence Rosé profile is what every serious winemaker around the
world attempts to mimic and for good reason. Our goal is always to find the
delicate balance between floral, herbal, wild red fruit (not overly ripe) and acid.
Most years, one aspect or another dominates so we work on enhancing the other qualities, but that was not this year. In 2016, the fruit naturally found a beautiful balance between red fruit and the acid structure without either overpowering each other, or the savory, citrus and mineral core.

2016 Sanglier Sun Tusque, Sonoma County
We are fanatics for traditional Rose. Crisp bright, refreshing- summer in a glass. As you pour this wine, fresh picked strawberries, rose water, and hints of watermelon and orange envelop your senses. Take a sip and the strawberry you smelled begins to coat your palate. Subtle flavors build in the mid palate through the finish. Yes, summer in a glass

 

Bubbles
Mumm Brut Prestige, Napa Valley
Brut Prestige is Mumm Napa’s signature sparkling wine. It is a relaxed, yet elegant, wine that earns sparkling accolades from consumers and critics alike. Brut Prestige features fine bright citrus, red apple, stone fruit and creamy vanilla aromas, with hints of toast, honey and gingerbread spice. Its vibrant flavors are balanced by fine acidity and a rich, lingering finish.

Reginato rosé of Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina
Malbec seems an unlikely hero for a sparkling wine grape, but when you want your rosé to show some real color and character, then Malbec’s your man. Crisp and dry with lovely strawberry, rhubarb flavors and aromas. Just a hint of tannin structure, floral spice, and an amazing elegant finish rounds out the mouth.

Summer 2017 Newsletter

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Summer, 2017

I know, I’ve missed a few months of newsletters. Sorry but I’ve been busy….stop yelling at me!!

We’ve moved most of our more frequent communications to Facebook and Instagram. Photos and videos seems to be the best way to message for restaurants, and we are having fun with it. We have a very talented young lady helping us with our photography and postings so check out her work here:

https://www.instagram.com/sipsavor/?hl=en

https://www.facebook.com/sipandsavor/

The best thing about our Texas summers is that fresh fish is readily available around the country. It’s a great way to lighten up the menu but still have a great breadth of offerings. Late May is the startup for Alaskan halibut and Pacific Coast salmon, and it’s also a good time to get our hands on fresh scallops from New Bedford, MA. All of these seafoods are shipped overnight fresh for us. I order on Monday, and they show up Tuesday ready to go!!. And we also have fantastic King crab from Dutch Harbor, AK. It is the only seafood delivered frozen as the season is so short and the catches so large that it is the only and best way to preserve flavor. I promise you cannot get better seafood anywhere in the DFW area than at Sip & Savor.
Combined with a great beef filet and pork tenderloin we have really nice offerings for your enjoyment this summer.

Some of you may not know that we started offering a Neighborhood Night menu every Tuesday through Thursday. This is either a two or three course meal at an unbeatable price and is a great way to get a wholesome midweek meal without having to cook for yourself. Really, far better than a greasy burger! You can find the weekly offering on Facebook and Instagram and our web page at sipsavor.com. Reservations are usually not necessary but always recommended.

AND, (yes, I’ve got a lot of pent up news) we also have a weekly wine tasting. We call it “Thursday’s Flight” and it is usually selected to go with the week’s Neighborhood Nights menu.

For example, next week we are serving our Akaushi flank steak with Chimichurri and balsamic mushrooms with a dessert of strawberry Ice cream sundae, and our tasting is Colomé Malbec from Argentina, Spring Valley Vineyards “Uriah” from Walla Walla, WA and Ehren Jordan Day Zinfandel from Sonoma County. All three wines are great by themselves and even better with a good steak. You can do one, the other or both and have an enjoyable time. If you have a party of 8 or more we’ll give you private space with a reservation (space available).

I haven’t told you about our new dish preparations or our garden or all of our fabulousd new wines or….but that’s for another time. Thanks for reading this through and hope to see you this summer.

Neighborhood Nights and Thursday’s Flight March 7-8-9

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Price Fixe Dinner

First Course:

Parmesan Breaksticks, antipasti

Second Course:

Medium rare Akaushi flank steak, Balsamic mushrooms, Cabernet pan sauce

Third Course

Spring tart and berries

This dinner is $18 plus tax and grat

Thursday’s Flight March 9

Oh how I love Cabernet in all of it’s beautiful berry splendor!  This tasting will allow you to explore Cabernet of different styles and complexities, and will also show you what the famous “Rutherford Dust” experience is all about.

Great Napa and Sonoma Cabs

2013 Arrowood, Sonoma Valley

2011 Hawkes, Alexander Valley

2013 Titus, Napa Valley

2014 Frog’s Leap Estate, Rutherford, Napa Valley

This tasting is $15 plus tax and grat

Thursday Flights for March 2

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Join us for a taste of the Old World with these beautiful red expressions

 

Spanish and Italian Expressions

  • 2012 Elyse Nero Misto (Italian for “Mixed Black”), a Napa Valley sourced blend of Petite Syrah, Zinfandel, Carignane, Barber
  • 2014 Atteca old vine Garnacha from Ateca, Spain
  • 2008 La Rioja Alta Vina Arana Tempranillo Reserva from Rioja, Spain

This tasting is $12 plus tax and grat

Thursday Flights

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Beginning March 2 we are taking off with our Thursday Flights wine tastings.  Every Thursday we will offer a themed flight of 3 wines, 2 ounce pours, priced all in at $15, $20 or $25 depending upon what we are pouring.

Look for weekly menus and wine tasting details on our
web page and Facebook on Mondays.

Neighborhood Nights

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Beginning February 28 every Tuesday and Wednesday night it is Neighborhood Nights at Sip & Savor, where you can come in for a two or three course dinner at neighbor-friendly pricing.  We won’t be cutting quality or portions and we will be serving up some of our best recipes.  Reservations are not required but a call ahead to check on availability is recommended.

(in addition to our regular ala carte menu)

Sip January 2017

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As I write this we are in between last week’s new low high temperature and this week’s new high temperatures.  And looking for several inches of rain this weekend.  Crazy weather, but we have the right menu for all Winter conditions.

Our apps now feature a Hot Crab and Artichoke Dip with homemade toast points that’ll warm you up, and our Tomato Soup in Puff Pastry is the epitome of Winter comfort.

We’ve been receiving our Pacific Coast Swordfish from both Santa Barbara and San Diego docks and it is a beautiful fish on the plate, served with our savory rice pilaf and lemon dill cream sauce.

If you are in a comfort mood, try our slow braised Bone-In Short Rib over Italian carnaroli risotto, or our Gulf Shrimp & Grits.  And if you are a meat and potato kind of diner we have our awesome Heritage Filet Mignon and NY Strip Steaks paired with our potato pavé, a stacked and sauted potato with blue cheese crumbles.  I also want to mention our hand made Spinach Gnocchi served in a creamy Mornay Sauce is fast becoming our favorite side dish.

Make reservations at http://sipsavor.com/reservations/

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This month and next we are adding several wines to the list, mostly reds, that will give you more choices from Napa, Sonoma, Oregon and Washington.  Look for new Cabs, blends and pinots and maybe a random zin too!!
Also, ask to see the Proprieter List of wines that we sell by the bottle only….there are some great buys on limited quantity wines.

Events
Weekday Glass Specials – Enjoy a carafe of your favorite wine for the price of a glass from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.  A carafe is a glass and a half, and you can select any wine on the glass list.

Friday and Saturday February 10 and 11 – We are extending the Valentines celebration opportunities these two evenings by offering our full menu and some special entree and desserts.  All throughout the Valentines celebration we are reducing the number of reservations we are accepting to provide a more intimate and romantic setting.  Low light, flowers, soft music and space between tables is what we are planning for you.

Valentines Day Tuesday, February 14 – We are serving up a Four Course Prixe Fixe dinner with choices of Filet Mignon and Shrimp, Lobster or Swrodfish and accompaniments for each.  Appetizer, soup or salad and dessert are included for $68.95 per person plus tax and gratuity.  You can see our menu on Open Table at https://www.opentable.com/sip-and-savor

Sip December 2016

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The hunt may be over.  We have been developing a gnocchi dish over the last few months that is inspired by a favorite restaurant of ours in Carmel, California.  We travelled there again recently and revisited their dish.  But to my dismay, they are not using the same recipe and I suspect it is becasue the chef that invented the dish opened his own restaurant.  However I believe I have finally reconstructed it and we now have a Spinach Gnocchi in a parmesan cream sauce as a side dish as well as an accompaniment to our chicken dish.  I hope you get the chance to try it out and let us know what you think.  The hunt may be over, but you get to decide.

Salmon season is over and we are now serving a great Pacific coast swordfish, flown in fresh to us from Santa Barbara, California.  We serve it as an 8 ounce filet simply prepared and accompanied by our butternut squash rice pilaf, $29.00

In our last newsletter I announced our new source for Alaskan Red King Crab.  They are now our thiird best seller on the menu so our guests have voted their approval.  Give them a try, $30.00 for two large three ounce cakes and a great Arugula salad.  You can see our full menu at

http://sipsavor.com/dinner-menu/

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Our list continues to represent many small production wineries that are still family owned.  I will say it is harder than ever to find small producers of affordable Napa wines, as the cost per ton of Napa fruit just keeps going up.  It is my pleasure (job?) to seek these wines out and get them in your glass at great prices.  Here’s some wonderful new wines on the list with bottle and glass pricing:
NV Mumm Napa sparkling, $52/$12
2013 Shafer Merlot, $89/$19
and from Sonoma County:
2013 Judge  Palmer Sauvignon Blanc, $72/$15
2012 Judge Palmer Malbec. $84/$18
and from Austria:
2013 Sohm & Kracher Gruner Veltliner, $65/$14
Also, ask to see the Proprieter List of wines that we sell by the bottle only….there are some great buys on limited quantity wines.

Events
Weekday Glass Specials – Enjoy a carafe of your favorite wine for the price of a glass from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.  A carafe is a glass and a half, and you can select any wine on the glass list.

New Year’s Eve – We have a great fixed price four course menu on Saturday, December 31st for $75 plus tax and gratuity.  Make reservations early!!          http://sipsavor.com/reservations/