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MORAIS VINEYARDS WINES featured at CARMELLO’s OCT. WINE DINNER

MORAIS VINEYARDS WINES featured at CARMELLO’s OCT. WINE DINNER

 

Morais Vineyards of Bealeton, Va. is hosting a five-course, fall wine dinner with Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Va. on Thurs., Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. Menu items highlight Caremello’s new fall menu, including clam cataplana, braised rabbit and beef short rib. Cost is $75 inclusive. For reservations, go to www.carmellos.com.

The five-course menu includes: Clam Cataplana, clams with coriander cilantro broth, served with Morais Vineyards Battlefield Green Wine; Spinach Salad with toasted walnuts, goat cheese, cherry, tomatoes, citrus vinaigrette, served with Morais Vineyards Rose; Braised Rabbit with fennel, leek and orange, paired with Morais Vineyards Touriga National; Beef Short Rib, with carrots and pickled shallots, paired with Morais Vineyards Cabernet Franc; and Poached Pears with moscatel wine syrup, served with Morais Vineyards Moscatel. 

CUPCAKE DECORATING CLASSES at OCCASIONALLY CAKE

CUPCAKE DECORATING CLASSES at OCCASIONALLY CAKE

 

Now through Dec. 31, 2013, Occasionally Cake of Old Town Alexandria, Va. is hosting cupcake decorating classes on Tuesdays, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesdays, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays, as scheduled and Sundays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.. Each class is two hours and instructors teach four different cupcake designs for take-home cupcakes, as each month features seasonal design options. Class is $60 per person. Students 11 years old and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult. Call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more reservations.

PUMPKIN BEERS to be featured at MONZA OCT. 17th BEER DINNER

PUMPKIN BEERS to be featured at MONZA OCT. 17th BEER DINNER

 

With the advent of October, Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va. is hosting a four-course pumpkin beer dinner, featuring beers from Dogfish Head, Southern Tier, Devil’s Backbone, Williamsburg Aleworks and Flying Dog. on Thurs., Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. for $65 inclusive. For reservations, go to www.eatmonza.com.

The four-course dinner will be paired with a variety of pumpkin beers including: a Greeter Beer of Dogfish Head Punkin Pumpkin Ale; Southern Tier PumKing Pumpkin Ale with Pumpkin Hummus Bruschetta; Devils Backbone Icabod Crandall Pumpkin Ale served with Roasted Corn Soup topped with Cherry tomatoes and Chorizo; Williamsburg Alewerks with Homemade Butternut Squash served with toasted pumpkin seeds and Braised Short Rib; and Flying Dog’s The Fear Imperial Pumpkin Ale paired with Pumpkin Cheesecake.

CARMELLO’s and MONZA to HOST FIVE-COURSE BEER DINNER, SEPT. 5

CARMELLO’s and MONZA to HOST FIVE-COURSE BEER DINNER, SEPT. 5

 

Carmello’s and Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va. are hosting a five-course beer dinner, featuring beers from Flying Dog Brewery of Frederick, Md. on Thurs., Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m. for $70 inclusive. For reservations, go to www.carmellos.com.

The five-course dinner will be paired with select Flying Dog Brewery beers including:

‘Greeter’ Beer: Pineapple Saison
First course: Raging Bitch Belgian Style IPA served with Oysters Florentina
Second course: Old Scratch Amber Lager served with Beer Cheddar Soup made with Old Scratch Amber Lager
Third course: Dogtoberfest with Pork Ribeez served with homemade coleslaw
Fourth course: Year Around Brew with Portuguese Paella
Fifth course: The Fear Pumpkin Imperial Pumpkin Ale paired with Chocolate Pumpkin Loaf served with vanilla ice cream

CARMELLO’s WINS WINE SPECTATOR MAGAZINE’s 2013 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

CARMELLO’s WINS WINE SPECTATOR MAGAZINE’s 2013 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

 

Carmello’s of Old Town Manassas, Va. recently earned Wine Spectator magazine’s 2013 Award of Excellence for the fourth consecutive year, noted for its vast Portuguese wine selections. For more information, call 703-368-5522 or go to www.carmellos.com.

Carmello’s offers more than 100 Portuguese wines from Portuguese regions, such as Alentejo, Douro, Doa, Estremadura and Vinho Verde, and presents one of the largest Portuguese wine lists in the United States.

 “We invest a lot of time and diligence in our extensive Portuguese wine list, so it’s always exciting and an honor to be named by Wine Spectator magazine,” said Miguel Pires, general manager of Carmello’s and Monza of Old Town Manassas, Va.

FATHER’s DAY FREE CUPCAKE, WHEN YOU BUY THREE at OCCASIONALLY CAKE

FATHER’s DAY FREE CUPCAKE, WHEN YOU BUY THREE at OCCASIONALLY CAKE

On Sat., June 15 and Sun., June 16, Occasionally Cake of Old Town Alexandria is featuring their Maple-Chocolate-Chip Pancake cupcake with Candied Bacon for Father’s Day. Buy three cupcakes of your choice and get the Maple-Chocolate Chip cupcake for FREE. Father’s Day cupcakes are offered at both the Old Town Alexandria and Mount Vernon cake shops. Call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.

“Our Maple-Chocolate-Chip with candied bacon flavor combines the sweetness of breakfast and dessert together,” said Sabrina Campbell, Occasionally Cake owner. “We take our hats off to all the dads, grandfathers and the special men in our life,” said Campbell.

Goose Creek Village Shopping Center Hosts Family Fun on June 8 with a Summer Dollar Sidewalk Stroll

Goose Creek Village Shopping Center Hosts Family Fun on June 8 with a Summer Dollar Sidewalk Stroll

 

Gather your family — including your pets — and stop by Goose Creek Village Shopping Center on June 8 between 1 PM and 5 PM for the Summer Dollar Sidewalk Stroll. Goose Creek merchants will participate, as will other small, local businesses, and the event will benefit Loudoun Youth, Inc., a local nonprofit organization that offers youth development and leadership programs to Loudoun County teens.

Guests at the family-friendly outing will enjoy food samplings from the center’s restaurants. Passion Fin, already dubbed a top sushi restaurant in Northern Virginia, will offer free California roll samples and $3 sushi plates, while East Wind China Bistro will offer free samples and coupons.