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The Vineyard Restaurant Newsletter

August 2012

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FIG FEAST

Once again the California Fig Advisory Board will have the Fig Feast dinner here at The Vineyard. This will be the 5th time we have prepared this fig based dinner celebrating the fig. Here is the menu

Grilled fig, prosciutto and chevre salad

Mixed Grill
Fig Sausage and lamb shop with balsamic fig reduction

Fig Risotto
Fig and almond risotto, local vegetables.

Drunken Figs
Calimyrna figs poached in port wine, stuffed with prosciutto and dipped in chocolate and served with raspberry port reduction and chocolate mousse

Before dinner, fig based hors d’oeuvres will be served. Tickets are $75 a person which includes everything (Madera wines will be paired with dinner) except your cocktails for the social hour. Tickets are available online at californiafigs.com or at their office.

THE RESTAURANT WILL BE CLOSING at 4:00 PM
ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 11TH FOR THIS PRIVATE PARTY

figfestFIG FEST

The daytime celebration of all things fig is at CSUF, with tickets $8 in advance or$10 at the gate. You can find more information at the Californiafigs.com web site. Come and vote for Chef Ben’s Bacon-wrapped fig lollipop as your favorite food.

BACON-WRAPPED FIGS

bacon-wrapped figsNow that fig season has started we will be serving Bacon-wrapped figs drizzled with a balsamic fig reduction; they are a yearly favorite.  As always, we get our figs from local grower Kevin Herman.

WATCH US ON KMPH 26 GREAT DAY

On Tuesday Aug 7, Great Day from Channel 26 with Kopi Sotiropolis will be broadcasting live from here at the Vineyard. Watch Chef Ben prepare some of the dishes for the Fig Feast, and see what the restaurant looks like at 6 in the morning.

delicious cardGIFT CERTIFICATES

Gift certificates make great gifts. They are available in any amount and the gift recipient does not have to spend the entire amount in one meal.

HOURS

We are open Monday thru Saturday for lunch and dinner. We open at 11:30 and stay open all afternoon. We close the dining room at 10, sometimes 9:30 on Monday and Tuesday. The bar stays open as long as there are guests. We are closed on Sundays except for Mother’s Day, a few other holidays, and for private parties, such as the Fig Feats on August 11th, we will be open from 11:30AM until 4:00PM

The evenings outside at this time of the year are beautiful.  Stop by for a drink or appetizers on your way home after work and enjoy the balmy evenings on our patio, or view the gorgeous grapes hanging from the trellis while you enjoy your lunch or dinner in the restaurant.

Thanks for your business.  Enjoy the last half of your summer.

Christopher Mariscotti

Location

The Vineyard Restaurant is located on the northwest corner of Highway 99 and Highway 145 on the south end of Madera. Our address is 605 South I St. Madera, CA 93637 - Tel: 559-674-0923 (google earth: Lat: 36°57'14.57"N & Lon: 120° 3'28.48"W).

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