Saturday, August 29, 2009

Local Fruit

We have tons of local pears coming in right now and local bay leaves, We use the two together for a classic dish of red wine poached pears with pink peppercorns

I like to use a dry red wine (any variety), because we do add a little bit of sugar in the recipe, so a sweet wine might overpower the subtle flavor of the pears

One hour later, plus 30 minutes resting time to help set the color and let the pears cool off a bit in the poaching liquid before removing...

Beautiful little ruby colored gems, perfect for salads, Pear Belle Helen etc..

Saturday, August 22, 2009

What a lovely evening

If you weren't here on Thursday for our Wine Tasting event, you missed a lovely evening..

Five great wines and wonderful food paired with each, courtesy of Sous Chef Candis Koerner.

Moroccan Lamb with Mint and Raisins on Beet Chips

Sweet Pea Soup Crudo with Celery and Sashimi

Beef Carpaccio with EVOO, Capers and Cracked Pepper

The winemaker Brian was on hand to walk the guests through the Vintner's history of each wine.

Tommy and Pat Caruthers

Duck liver with White Truffle and Shaved Parmesan

Local roasted pear with Candied Horseradish and Buttermilk Baby Bleu

A great event that has us looking forward to our next special evening...The 100 mile dinner in September...Stay tuned! Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for all of the latest news!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Meet winemaker Brian Graham tonight August 20th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Hannah’s Off the Square. Originally from Denton, Mr. Graham, who now makes wine in Napa Valley, California will be signing bottles and discussing his new projects.

You can enjoy this special event for $30 per person or $50 per couple which includes 5 taster glasses of wine paired with chef selected accompaniments. Any showcased wine may be purchased by the glass for $10. Our regular dinner menu will also be available. Please R.S.V.P. as soon as possible as space is limited.

Wine Tasting Menu

2007 Ramian Estate Reserve White

-Cool Sweet Pea and Celery Soup with Ahi Tuna Sashimi

2007 Ramian Estate Grenache Rose

-Morrocan Shredded Lamb on Herbed Taro and Sweet Potato Chips

2006 Ramian Estate Debauchery Petite Sirah, Napa Valley

-White Truffle Duck Liver and Roasted Wild Mushroom Croustade

2006 Ramian Estate Chapter Six Bourdeaux Style Proprietary

-Roasted Pear with Fresh Ginger and Horseradish Syrup and Buttermilk Bleu Cheese

2005 Ramian Estate Parlay Syrah

-Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio and Caper Relish with EVOO Drizzle

Saturday, August 8, 2009

A Wine Country theme dinner

A private setting on Hannah's Patio...beautiful Coffee Berries and Pale Green Orchids
set the stage...linen wrapped ice buckets filled with the couple's favorite wines greet the guests on a warm Summer evening

Locally made and imported cheeses were served with rosemary focaccia, honeycomb, fresh fruit, toasted walnuts, chili oil and basil

Light music and the splash of our fountain drowns out the sounds of the city

The menu included Napa Salad with dried fruits, nuts, a touch of bleu cheese and Pinot dressing, Porcini Chicken, Roasted Salmon and Beef Tenderloin

The party lasted well into the evening as guests nibbled on dessert...shortbread lemon bars, chocolate ganache stuffed strawberries and mini carrot cakes

Hannah's would love to host your themed dinner for friends, family or celebration! Give us a call any time!

Some more goodbyes

Some of our regulars that visit Grace each week

And our current longest running employee besides Grace...Damian Carlos.
No Mas Baby!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Have you heard?

Well, Have you heard?

I know you know?

Oh, yeah. I love this game!

We know...

We know too!

Our Miss Grace is moving to New York City!

Yeah, I think I heard about that.

Wait. What's happening?

She sure could make a great drink!

Grace is NYC bound! Yeah! and I am going with her!

I don't know. I am pretty upset about this!

Don't be sad!

Be happy!

What do you think she is going to do there?


Hang out with friends?

Maybe Broadway, she already has the Jazz hands!

We are going to miss you Grace!

Yeah, we love you Grace!

So much!

Ok, but there is time for one last dance ya'll!

Yeah, shake and shimmy girl!

We're not gonna dance!

Grace is the Dance Queen!

Ok... maybe just a little soft shoe!

Oh no!

It's time.

I'm out!