New Bistro Hours – Kitchen open Thur 4-7 & Fri & Sat 4-8
Restaurant Picking up, Wine & Spirits Sales are Very Slow 🙁
The good news is that the restaurant biz is starting to pick up, and we are Very Happy about that.To be honest though, with only 25% allowed inside, and bad weather outside, that only allows us to have 18 people, as our normal capacity is 75, so do the math. We really believe that as the weather improves, things will get better when we can have at least 50% in the (hopefully near) future.
We will be slowly expanding the Indoor Dining menu, to incorporate some of the old favorite seafood dishes & deserts with house made Ice Cream. We took these off the “Take-out” menu, as they don’t travel well, but since we are starting to see more tables populated, we will bring the dishes back when the time is right. For now, we plan to re-add the Calamari Steak Fries, Steamed Manila Clams & Chocolate Lava Cake. Hopefully soon we can add the Seared Scallops & Scampi 🙂
The thing that has kept us above ground over the past year, however, has been the wine & spirits sales. And on that front, things have been Way down since the 1st of the year, so we are trying to figure out how to boost those sales. And I have an idea to accomplish 2 things.
My idea is to offer a “Drinkers Dozen” on your next order, for anyone who has purchased 5 or more Quarantine cases, or cases of Feature Wines over the past year. So when you place your next order, I will throw in a Nice 13th “Bonus Bottle”.
I had a couple new Feature Wines I was planning on offering this week, but they did Not show up yesterday, as planned, due to a distributor mix-up, so that will have to wait until next week. I have updated inventory levels below, however, and there are Still some Great Deals to be had 🙂
For Feature Wines or Spirits, to input your order, please follow these instructions to make things much easier. Please order a minimum of 3 of any wine, for a total of 6 or 12 bottles..
That’s just how it works 🙂
We are able top revisit one of the Greatest Hits from last year, since the distributor was able to get their hands on more Basel Cabernet, at a slightly higher price, but still a Great Deal! (The pic is the Cab Franc, but we actually are getting more of the Cabernet Sauvignon, but can’t find the pic :-). This wine is a Wonderful deal at:
$25 by the 6-pk or
The Previous Feature is this Beautiful Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc from Etincelle. Crisps, Dry & Complex, not to mention Quite Affordable! Here is a tasting note, to refresh your memory:
This wine is a Steal at:
Here is a Chardonnay you might just fall in love with, especially at these prices. Here is a review:
$27 by the 6-pk or
Zinfandel Anyone? Zins & Petite Sirahs have been some of the Most Popular wines this past year, and we have one to offer, that is not only Delicious, but the price is incredibly Tasty Too!
$27 by the 6-pk or
This wine sells for $20 at the Winery, but due to a special deal we worked out, you can buy it for:
$16 by the 6-pk or
Now for you Cabernet Sauvignon Fans, we have 2 to offer this week. The 1st one is the CS Cab from Stoneridge Vineyard, and here are a couple reviews:
This wine sells for $45 at the winery, but again, old friends and great deals make this available to you for:
$35 by the 6-pk or
And Now, for the weekly Grand Finale, here is a true show stopper! This blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc & 25% Merlot is BEAUTIFUL!! Here is what the critics have to say about this wine, and I know, sometimes the wine writers describe thing in a weird way, but they really like the wine 🙂
This wine sells for $70 at the winery, but because we like you, you can have it for:
$55 by the 6-pk or
Now here is another Beautiful wine, and spectacular package from Michael David. They are on a roll, and have really stepped up their game. This Lodi Chardonnay could easily sell for around $25 to $30, but we can now sell it to you for
$20 by the 6-pk or
And if you buy a full of any mix of Michael David wines you get a rebate coupon worth $42, making you final cost Much Lower. What a Deal!!
Now here is another Stellar Wine at a Great Price. Conn Creek Anthology 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is availble online for between $50-$60, but we got a Great Deal and can offer it to you for a limited time for
$32 by the 6-pk or
And here is a wine from Walla Walla, from Spring Valley. I had never seen this wine in the market previously, Derby Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (Sharilee Petit Verdot is Gonzo), but had an offer from one of my suppliers that I couldn’t resist. This wine normally sell for around $60 but with the deal we got, we can sell it to you for
$45 by the 6-pk or
Derby Cab ___ Btls
And for something a bit different, but delicious, none-the-less, here is another one, but this time it is from Italy, and made by a Very good friend, and Amazing Winemaker, Lucio Gomiero, from Vignalta. This Brut Rose is made from a grape called Raboso Friularo, and drinks like a true Champagne Rose.
If you don’t take advantage of this feature, you don’t know what you are missing!!! And for the Deal of the Century, and something Incredibly Special, how about a Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon with some bottle age? I mean, some Real Bottle Age, but still drinking Incredibly, especially for the vintage which is 2000 (yes you read that right!). We drank a bottle with Christmas Prime Rib, and it was SOOOOO Gooood!!!
Michael-David (check out their Very Fun Website, which is like a trip to the Circus) https://michaeldavidwinery.
And for a Really Fun wine, how about some Petite Petit, which is a blend comprised of 85% Petite Sirah and 15% Petit Verdot, Petite Petit is a large, weighty, knock-your-socks-off type of wine! Showcasing aromas of dark fruit, raspberry and fig, this wine is layered with rich flavors of black cherry, cola and light oak on the palate. Dark, full bodied and deeply satisfying!
And if you buy a full case of this wine, we will throw in a Magnum of either Earthquake Cabernet Sauvignon, Or Petite Petit at No Charge (while supplies last) !! Also, if you buy a whole case you also get a rebate coupon worth $42, making you final cost only $11.20 a bottle. What a Deal!!
The first one is something we have been using at home for decades, and at the Bistro since we opened. It is made by my good friend Lucio Gomiero, Owner & Winemaker for Vignalta. This is a delicious Herbed Sea Salt, and will nicely enhance pretty much anything that you use it on. It comes in a 10.5 oz jar, and sells for $12.
And this is another Sweet Deal, on a bottle of Whistle Pig Maple Syrup, which has been aged in Rye Whisky Barrels. It is, of course, Great on Pancakes & Waffles, but I like to use it in my Whisky Sours & Old Fashions, to replace the Simple Syrup, and give it a little more of a Whisky Kick (sssshhh, it’s a secret 🙂
Now this one is Really Different, but Such a Deal. This little coupon is good for a Rebate of $42 if you buy a case of Michael David Wines, like Freakshow Zin, Cab, Petite Petit, Lodi Chardonnay or any mix of their wines. It is also good for $18 on a 6-pack or $8 on any 3 bottles. For example, if you buy a case of Freakshow Zin, after the rebate, you cost is $138 or Only $11.50 a bottle!!! I will give you a coupon when you come in to pick up your order of Michael David wines, but you will need to save your receipt.
Portale San Severo Montepulciano (I was able to get my hands on a few more cases 🙂
Bogle Phantom Chardonnay
Bogle Juggernaut Cabernet Sauvignon
Substance Chardonnay from Frenchman Hills Vineyard
Fratelli Cozza Rose of Pinot Grigio
K Vintners Lawrence Vineyard Viognier
St Francis Old Vine Zinfandel
For a real Bargain of a deal, here is a nice daily drinker, in a 5 Year Blended Scotch. A Magnum of Bank Note will make for a good start, at only $44 for a 1 Liter bottle, all Wa St Liquor Taxes included in the price.
Bogle Cabernet Sauvignon
Four Vines Kinker Cab (Only 1 case left!)
Ponzi Reserve Chardonnay
Masi Campofiorin Brolo 2013
$17 a bottle by the 6-pack or
Viano Vineyards Chardonnay 2016
Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Peirano Old Vine Zinfandel & Petite Sirah
___ Btls Petite Sirah ___ Btls OV Zin
Berne Romance “Mediterranee Romance” Rose
Please see our menu at the bottom of this email, and it is also listed on our website, under Our Menu. There is also a dropdown menu with separate pages for different spirits, cocktails, wines etc. This part is being added daily, so please be patient, as it is a Lot of work, but it will be worth it 🙂
For indoor dining or dining on the Deck, reservations are highly recommended due to limited seating.
You can make your selections, and call (206) 365-4447 or if it goes to voicemail, please call my cell (425) 359-5558 at least 30-60 minutes before you want to pick your order up. We now prefer to have you pay when you arrive, so we can run your physical card, rather than entering the #s manually, as our system charges us nearly Double if we do it that way. We will walk your order out to your car. If you want a bottle of wine, to go with your dinner, just let us know what you want, or if you want me to pick something out for you, and we will add that to your bill. We are also offering a number of craft cocktails to go. Just add ice, or stir over ice, and Shazam, you can have a Craft Bistro Cocktail in the comfort of your own home.
Quarantine Case Sale Details:
Wine Case Sale Details!
Option A is a $150 case of 12 bottles, valued at about $200-$250, with as close to your mix as possible, with a couple nice bottles valued around $20-$30.
Option B is a Nicer $200 case of 12 bottles, valued at about $250-$300, with as close to your mix as possible, with a couple nicer bottles valued around $35-$50.
And we decided to up the offer for those of you looking for a step-up!
Option C is an even Nicer $300 case of 12 bottles, valued at about $350-$400, with as close to your mix as possible, with a couple nicer bottles valued around $60-$90, some as high as $125.
Just reply to this email with your preferred option A, B or C, and let me know when you would like to pick your case up. I will fill your custom case and it will be ready the same day or next day we are open.
Please remember the New Wine Shop hours
Going forward, due to our new POS system, we will ask you to bring your credit card and pay for your order of food, wine or spirits, The new system charges us nearly twice the amount of fee, if we key the CC# in manually.
Let’s work together and get through this as unscathed as possible.
Check out our New Website, which is still being Tweaked, but is much improved, IMHO.
North City Bistro To Go Menu
North City Bistro To Go Menu
Braised Lamb Shank ~ $28 GF
*Pacific Cod & Chips – $16
*Pork Tenderloin w/Mushroom Cream Sauce – $18
*Seafood Alfredo ~ $18 GFO
Pesto Linguini ~ $16 V GFO
March 7, 2021