As our 21st Wine Exchange fast approached, we felt the need to find a stellar place to host a fitting “21st Birthday” themed wine exchange. We found that place in Girasole. Take a photo tour of our dinner and join us for our next wine exchange on Monday, April 15, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. to discover why we fell in love with this cute little Italian restaurant just off of Walnut Street in Shadyside.
Appetizer – Mussels. There was actual strips of freshly cooked bacon in the broth which added a slightly smoky accent to the mussels.
Black Truffle Ravioli – My ravioli were served with a creamy sauce with fresh tomatoes throughout. The ravs were tender and delicious.
Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli – TasteBudA got the ravioli with a creamy marinara sauce with his meal. He raved about the dish so much, that you can find it on the wine exchange menu.
Caramel Mocha Gelato – Though at first, TasteBudA thought they brought the wrong flavor, he did not read close enough to know that it was caramel and chocolate with a hint of java flavor.
Interested in the wine exchange event on April 15? Here is the menu for the event:
Mini filo cups with mushrooms and gruyere cheese
Polenta pizza topped with an assortment of meats, cheeses and vegetables
Antipasto bar with salamis, provolone and fontina cheese, roasted peppers, olives and artiichokes
Girasole Salad – spring mix, carrots, tomatoes, kalamata olives, chick peas, gorgonzola, sunflower seeds, sunflower vinagrette
(Choice of one:)
spinach and ricotta ravioli in a tomato cream sauce
mussels with roasted red peppers, tomato and basil
braised port and honey short ribs over creamy polenta
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