An evening of wine tasting is held fairly often at the wonderful B. Pinelli’s Restaurant and it is always a great time. First of all, one walks into a beautifully decorated room filled with colorful linens, gorgeous floral arrangements, a display of the wines, and a sumptuous hors’d’oeuvre buffet loaded with cheeses, veggies and dips, pasta, salads, and even chewy cookies to sweeten the palate. There is no other wine tasting event like this one as this restaurant makes one feel so welcomed and leave so satisfied – for a very low cost. The August 20th theme was “The Classic Varietals” and included a phenomenal fresh white peach wine, La Crema Pinot Gris. It was lush and smooth – my favorite of the evening! The Lincourt Chardonnay from Santa Barbara County was tantalizing with its vanilla and coconut flavors. The third white wine was Fume Blanc from Dry Creek Vineyard and it was a strong citrus version. The Folie a deus Pinot Noir, Dona Paula Estate Malbec, and The Show Stopper Cabernet were all excellent reds. There is always a brief presentation about each wine, and sometimes there are prizes for guests who respond to questions asked by the lovely wine expert, Laurine Ryan Perry. It is a fabulous early evening of delectable enjoyment! Can hardly wait for the September 24th Tuesday Wine tasting!
delightful experience… What a delightful experience! From the time we walked in to the time we left, service was excellent. We had an amazing meal. We started with the stuffies. This is one thing that you can compare place to place. I generally do not like stuffies that are fried and these were not. They had a nice crisp outside with a middle that was piping hot & delicious with a little added flare of chorizo in them. Next we had the peppercorn pork special and the Gorgonzola Chicken. Both were amazing! The sauces were outstanding really pulling the whole dish together. I can’t wait to have leftovers! In addition they had a nice wine list. The dining room can be very romantic and personal and the bar is a fun atmosphere and look. I got to tour the reception facility upstairs and it was wonderful! There was beautiful decor and lots of windows. I’m already planning my next visit!
great date place!!! Great date night last Thursday! Half off bottle of wine special, bread, two apps, two entrees, priced around 60 bucks with something to take home. Great gluten free options- pizza crust was slightly sweet and very crispy (haven’t tried the gf pasta). Regular food options are very generous and surprising- simple bolognese made better with fat lasagne like pasta. Bar staff has been consistantly helpful and accomodating (same bartender all 3 times I have been there). The Hibiscus martini is definitally something to try!
Great restaurant! Great restaurant! The food was incredible and the staff was the best around! We had our son’s baptism celebration here, and I worked with the manager Chris to plan it all out. When we walked in, the area was beautifully set up and before we knew it we had delicious hot rolls and drinks were being poured. The appetizers were delicious! We had the calamari, eggplant involtini and the antipasti boards. We wanted to offer 4 entrees to our guests instead of having them order from the menu and see pricing, etc. Chris had mini menu cards typed up and at each place setting. They were very elegant. I personally had the Paella and it was full of seafood, chorizo and chicken. Not only was the food great, but the portions were huge! I think all of our guests had their leftovers boxed. I am personally looking forward to having my leftovers. We took our own baptism cake to the restaurant and when they brought out the dessert plates I teared up a little. They had placed the cake slices on long rectangular dishes, added a dollop of their fresh whipped cream, and in chocolate sauce wrote out our son’s name on each dish. It was such a nice touch. We will definitely be going back, and I will be sure to recommend them to family and friends!