Wine Down Menus for the Last Week of August!

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White Wine Menu:

Hoisin Chicken Lettuce Wraps
with scallion, peanuts, & local basil

Paired with a complex, dry Riesling from Germany by Seebrich Oelberg

Wonton Nachos
with jack cheese, black beans, salsa fresca, crema

Paired with a French blend from Michel Gassier

Blackened Tuna
with roasted tomato, goat cheese, grits

Paired with St. Kilda Chardonnay from Australia

Red Wine Menu:

Blue Corn Tamales
with braised pork and ranchero sauce

Pairs wonderfully with a lovely Bordeaux that is 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet

BBQ Glazed Salmon
with grilled potatoes, garlic, & kale

Paired with another French blend that is similar to Chateau Neuf de Pape by Michel Gassier

Local Wild Mushroom & Steak Risotto
with chanterelles, oysters, polypores, and red wine redux

Paired with Tessellae of Southern France with has a touch of white to add to its complexity

May 2014

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What a busy April we had! Thanks to all the many folks from all over the continent that stayed with us over the past several weeks. A special thanks to those of you who took the time to chat with the staff. It is a great treat to all of us to create long lasting relationships with our guests. And a REALLY big thanks to those of you who were so generous with the many gifts we received from very thoughtful folks. You truly spoil us!

Wine Down Thursdays continue to be our busiest day of the week. This has been a local haunt as they know the great value of food and wine that we provide weekly.  It isn’t just our wine lovers, either. We have just as many people ordering from our new dinner menu as we have ordering from our wine pairing menus. It is always a great time no matter how you decide to eat on Thursdays. Tell a friend how much fun we are having up here on Groundhog Mountain. They’ll be glad they came.

Next week is Mother’s Day! What better way to show Mom how much you love her than to take her to Maples Restaurant at Olde Mill for a delicious brunch?! Even my mother is flying in from Chicago for this one. Be sure to get your reservations in soon, as this event always packs the house.

It’s Wine Down Thursday

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We have selected some delicious wines to pair with our three course tasting menu. Come out and join the fun!

Easter Weekend

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It has been a fantastic two weeks since we opened for our 2014 season at Maples Restaurant. Our Wine Down Thursday crowds have been bigger than ever before. The compliments and feedback have really motivated us to make it even better for our guests. It is an opportunity for us to try new wines and dishes every week. But the conversations are the icing on the cake. We do love to talk about wine and food, you know!
The weekend specials have been well received and the changes to the daily menus have been popular as well. The Low Country Shrimp, Bistro Steak, and Quesadillas have been gobbled up nighty. There is always something different to keep your taste buds happy. Of course, we will always have your house favorites, like the Tavern Burger, Maples Filet, and our daily catch Fish and Chips. Good stuff!
Sunday we will have the Easter Bunny and a big spread of delicious dishes. The weather will be nice so come out and join us this Easter Weekend for all the food and fun.

Wine Down Thursday Menu

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White Pairings:


Cucumber Feta Salad – lemon, red onion, grilled Gulf shrimp

Paired with Wither Hills, sauvignon blanc, New Zealand, 2012

Fried Brie – local honey, fresh berries, toast points

Paired with Santa Julia, pinot grigio, Argentina, 2012

Grilled Swordfish – Chinese black rice, mango coulis, caramelized shallot

Paired with Bishop’s Peak, chardonnay, California, 2012


Red Pairings:


Chanterelle Mushroom Vol-au-Vent – flaky pastry, garlic, demi-glace

Tierra, Divina Reds, California, 2011

Grilled Flat Bread – roasted tomato, garlic, mozzarella

Paired with Piane de Maggio, Montepulciano, Italy, 2012

Coq au Vin – potatoes, pearl onions, mushrooms, carrots

Paired with Couroulu VDP Vancluse, France



Wine Down Thursday

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Your choice of these two scrumptious flights of wine pairings:

White Wine Menu

Lobster Dumplings – saffron, scallion, tobiko
paired with Cousino-Macul, Sauvignon Gris, Chile

Mushroom Tart – local shiitake, goat cheese, petite salad
paired with Cline, marsanne roussanne, California

Pan Seared Sheepshead – grit cake, greens, shrimp sauce
paired with Baileyana, chardonnay, California

Red Wine Menu

Shrimp Cakes – plantains, corn relish, roasted pepper
paired with Laya, garnacha, Spain

Tomato Mozzarella Salad – pesto, local bib and lola rosa greens
paired with Coriole, sangiovese/shiraz , Australia

Sesame Crusted Tuna – wasabi mash potatoes, garlic demi-glace
paired with Dante, merlot, California

Wine Down Thursday Returns

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White Wine Menu:

Fried Tomatillo Napoleon – herbed goat cheese, roasted pepper coulis
paired with Mt. Vale, Cellar Door, VA

Alaskan Halibut – grapefruit beurre blanc, vegetable terrine
paired with Beau Rivage, white bordeaux, France

Lump Crab Cake – potato hash, dijon cream
paired with Justin Chardonnay, CA

Red Wine Menu:

Grilled Juusto Cheese – tomato caper relish, basil
paired with Tilia Bornado, Argentina

Seared Scallops – creamy polenta, roasted tomato and garlic sauce
paired with Blue Ridge Red Blend, NC

Veal Meatloaf – tri-color fettuccine, marinara
paired with Cline Cashmere, CA