(214) 618 1991 - 1279 Legacy Dr #100, Frisco TX, 75034

New Wines

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Introducing New Wines

ELOUAN

PINOT NOIR

Elouan is the result of Californian winemaker, Joe Wagner, venturing up to Oregon, one of the world’s renowned Pinot Noir regions, with a goal to produce Pinot Noir with depth of flavor, vibrancy and suppleness. For this wine we brought together fruit from three regions along Oregon’s coast; Umpqua, Willamette and Rogue Valleys, which harmonize beautifully when blended as one. The diversity of these cool climate areas combined with an elongated growing season creates wine with intense structure, while maintaining a vibrant acidity that differentiates it from any California Pinot Noir

This Pinot Noir is richer and more full bodied than what is typical of Oregon Pinot Noir, which generally is very lean. Bright ruby red in color. Ripe cranberry, sweet cinnamon and fresh cherry create an inviting bouquet, with a subtle earthiness. The palate shows texture and weight with firm acidity that carries the flavor through. The flavor profile shows red plum, bright cherry, minerality, dusty earth, and a hint of sweet tobacco, creating rustic layers of flavor with soft refined tannins.

 Pinot Noir

Vaona Paverno

Amarone Classico D.O.C. della Valpolicella

Upon maturation the grapes are selected and placed in small wooden boxes, where a traditional withering of over 3 months follows. Vinification technique: a slight pressing of the grapes precedes a partial removal of the stalks. After that a maceration of 10-12 days follows, at a low temperature (1-2° C), which favors a higher concentration of primary fragrances. With the progressive increase of temperature a spontaneous alcoholic fermentation starts, which continues at controlled temperature (13- 15° C) in conditions of partial anaerobia for over 30-35 days. REFINEMENT: the Amarone classico doc Vaona wine is refined in mid-size durmast wood barrels (12.5 hectoliters) for 18 months and an additional period of 5 months in bottles.
COLOUR: burgundy red
BOUQUET: intense with characteristic scents of cherry complemented by spicy notes. TASTING NOTES: elegant tannic structure, well balanced and powerful wine

Grapes: Corvina 40%, Corvinone 30%, Rondinella 25%, Molinara 5%

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Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc

Aged 16 months in French oak, 40% new oak.15.1% Alc./Vol

 

 

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The Prisioner

Red Blend

The Prisoner was created and inspired by the drinkable “mixed blacks” first made by the Italian immigrants who originally settled in the Napa Valley. Launched in 2003, The Prisoner soon became the most recognized innovative and unique Napa Valley Red Wine blend, leading the resurgence of blends by incorporating Zinfandel with the unlikely “mix” of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petite Sirah, and Charbono.
The wine features enticing aromas of bing cherry, espresso, and roasted fig. Persistent flavors of ripe raspberry, pomegranate and wild berry linger harmoniously for a smooth and luscious finish.
 

 

Easter at Giardino’s

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Since Easter is the end of the Lent season, food plays a big part in the celebrations. Traditional Easter foods include lamb or goat, artichokes, and special Easter breads that vary from region to region.

We have crafted a special menu for such occasion. Please call to make your reservation at 214 618 1991. Open from 11 AM.

 

Download Easter Menu

 

 

Introducing new wines

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New Wines are arriving to Giardino!

Brolo Campofiorin Oro by Masi
APPELLATION
Rosso del veronese IGT

$44 and $12 by the Glass

DESCRIPTION
Dry, rich, velvety, complex and elegant. Made in the same approachable style as Campofiorin, of which this is a cuvée version, using the original production method inspired by the technique employed for Amarone.
Given extra complexity with the addition to the blend of the special Oseleta grape, rediscovered by Masi, ageing in small oak casks accentuates its international style.

Grape varieties
Corvina, Rondinella, Oseleta.

TASTING NOTES
Look: deep ruby red.
Nose: berry fruit, preserves and vanilla.
Palate: rich, full-bodied, packed with baked fruit, and hints of cocoa and vanilla on the finish.

Samas by Agricola Punica

APPELLATION
IGT Isola dei Nuraghi

$42 and $12 by the Glass

DESCRIPTION
white wine made from selected Vermentino and Chardonnay grapes, vinified with cryo-maceration techniques to preserve the wine from oxidation. Harvesting done by hand at dawn to maintain the characteristic varietal notes of these grapes, mostly coming from vineyards with sandy soil.

GRAPE COMPOSITION
80% Vermentino – 20% Chardonnay

TASTING NOTES
Vivid yellow straw colour with soft greenish hints, the typical bouquet of tropical fruit and citrus notes with a distinguish Mediterranean flavour (sage fragrancy).
On the palate this wine is silky and well balanced by a moderate alcohol content (12,5%), good salinity and freshness notes.To be stored at medium-low temperatures on the range of 15-17 °C and to be served a bit cooler (around 12-13 °C). It matches very well all fish-made dishes, any white meat or it can be simply savoured as aperitif.

Holiday Parties with Trattoria al Giardino

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Were still enjoying the great weather that Fall offers every year here in Frisco. But soon it will begin to look a lot like Christmas, which means it is time to finalize your plans for your holiday parties this season! Whether you are planning your annual family reception or company holiday celebration, Trattoria al Giardino will provide the perfect, authentic Italian setting for your special event. With delectable cuisine, an excellent selection of wine, as well as welcoming and professional staff, your guests will be blown away by the experience.fireplace TAG
We offer several private rooms and spaces for your enjoyment, as well as the option to handcraft a menu with one of our catering specialists or a selection from our available set menus. Let us know what you are looking for in your special event, and it will be our pleasure to host you.

Click here for details on the spaces we offer, or email us at events@giardinoitalian.com. Our catering specialists are also available by phone at 214-618-1991.

On the note of the upcoming holidays and gift giving, we also offer gift cards for your stocking stuffer or gift exchange purposes! They are available for purchase at the restaurant for any amount you may need.

Ci vediamo presto!

 

March Wine Dinner

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Valentine’s Special 2015

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Valentine’s Specials

Call for reservations at (214) 618 1991

Seatings available at 5 PM, 7 PM, and 9 PM

 


aragosta

Lobster salad with Lemoncello Vinagrette

capasante

Parmesan crusted Sea Scallops with Farro ai Porcini

 

manhattan steak

14 oz Manhattan Steak with Asiago sauce


Il giorno della festa degli innamorati

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 Italian loves to celebrate Valentine’s day. Valentine’s Day is synonymous with love and Italians traditionally have been considered to be lovers. Known in Italy as “La Festa Degli Innamorati,” Valentine’s Day is celebrated only between lovers and sweethearts. Young sweethearts in Italy profess their love for each other all year round with a more recent tradition, attaching padlocks or “lucchetti” to bridges and railings and throwing away the key.

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Valentine’s Day was initially celebrated as a Spring Festival in Italy. Celebration for the day was held in the open air. Young people would gather in tree arbors or ornamental gardens and enjoy listening to music and reading of poetry. Later they would stroll off with their Valentine into the gardens. The custom steadily ceased over the course of years and has not been celebrated for centuries.

The celebration of Valentine’s Day in Italy is actually an imported holiday from the American tradition, just like Halloween which was never originally an Italian tradition but is celebrated today. It is a holiday for romantic couples and children do not exchange Valentine cards as they do in the United States.

In the Roman Empire February 14 was a holiday on  to celebrate the Queen of Roman gods and goddesses. The ancient Romans also considered this queen named Juno to be the goddess Queen of Women and Marriage.

This Valentine’s, lets celebrate L’amore with a romantic meal at Trattoria al Giardino. Express your love with an authentic Italian experience. That’s amore.

La Vigilia di Natale e la Festa dei Sette Pesci

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Christmas is a major holiday in Italy… which means Italians celebrate lots of great, unique Christmas traditions! Across Italy, Natale tends to be a family-centric holiday, a time to stay at home (and eat!) with loved ones. But customs also vary from city to city, from exactly which dishes are served, to when to open presents, making every region an interesting place to enjoy the holidays.

The Feast of the Seven Fishes (Italian: Festa dei sette pesci), also known as The Vigil (Italian: La Vigilia), is a Southern Italian and Italian-American celebration of Christmas Eve with meals of fish and other seafood. That is why this Christmas Eve we offer a Special Meal  that includes 7 ingredients from the sea.

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Christmas Eve 7 fishes Meal

Insalata di Mare

Medley of salmon, shrimp, calamari, clams, and mussels, mixed with olives, celery, and sweet peppers. Dressed with extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice

Merluzzo al Granchio

Blackened Fresh wild caught  Alaskan Cod, topped with Jumbo Lump Crab meat and lemon white wine sauce. Served with risotto milanese.
 

Call 214 618 1991 to book a reservation. Last seating is at 8:30 PM

November Wine Dinner – San Felice Wines

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Trattoria al Giardino and San Felice Agricola are hosting a Wine Dinner the night of Tuesday November 18th at 6:30 PM. The menu include four courses paired with four wines from the San Felice Vineyards in Tuscany

San Felice US Ambassador, Francesco Riviera,  will be present as a guest speaker during the event to explain the featured wines and respond to your questions.

Reservations only, seats are limited
call at  214 – 618 – 1991
$60 per person, plus tax, plus 20% service charge.

See the menu here

About San Felice Agricola             San Felice Agricola

Like every locale in this land that boasts ancient cultural roots, San Felice too offers material evidence that goes back to the region’s Etruscan origins. But it was in the 10th century that documents emerge that show the Pieve San Felice in Pincis, dedicated to the martyr San Felice da Nola, as one of the oldest Chianti-area foundations. Its properties and the medieval borgo that grew up around the church experienced the same historical vicissitudes as the surrounding areas. They passed through various types of control, from that of the religious orders to that of powerful local families, a case in point being the Sienese Cerretani family, whose oversight lasted until the 19th century. The Del Taja family then assumed control, and turned the estate into a highly successful enterprise, right into the first half of the 20th century, their prestige symbolised by the fact that they were among the founders of the Consorzio del Chianti Classico,with its famous black rooster logo.

After the Second World War, however, San Felice went through a period of decline, along with the entire Chianti region. But its fortunes turned with its acquisition in 1968 by a large financial group, and then in 1978, when it was acquired by RAS.

Enzo Morganti, a far-sighted manager with long experience in growing sangiovese, launched in that year the re-structuring of the enterprise and its transformation from an entity largely focused on quantity to one fully dedicated to high quality. He laid the foundations as well for systematic scientific research, which was initially directed at developing the full potential of the sangiovese variety.

Today, Agricola San Felice, widely recognised for its innovative approach and for uncompromising quality, has achieved remarkable success, as well as business performance, as its growth in the Italian and global markets has made clear.

more at www.agricolasanfelice.com

 

 

La Nostra Focaccia Giornaliera

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Our Daily Focaccia Bread

Every day both Lunch and Dinner we bake our delicious herbed flat bread and it is complimentarily brought to you to enjoy with your meal.

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Focaccia (Italian pronunciation: [foˈkattʃa]) is a flat oven-baked Italian bread product similar in style and texture to pizza doughs. It may be topped with herbs or other ingredients. Focaccia is popular in Italy and is usually seasoned with olive oil and salt, and sometimes herbs, and may be topped with onion, cheese and meat, or flavored with a number of vegetables.

In Ancient Rome, panis focacius was a flat bread baked on the hearth. The word is derived from the Latin focus meaning “hearth, place for baking”. The basic recipe is thought by some to have originated with the Etruscans or ancient Greeks, but today it is widely associated with Ligurian cuisine.

As the tradition spread, the different dialects and diverse local ingredients resulted in a large variety of bread (some may even be considered cake). Due to the number of small towns and hamlets dotting the coast of Liguria, the focaccia recipe has fragmented into countless variations (from the biscuit-hard focaccia of Camogli to the oily softness of the one made in Voltri), with some bearing little resemblance to its original form.

Anyways, we prefer to serve it with our home infused extra virgin olive oil and imported balsamic vinaigrette. Mangia, mangia, che te fa bene.