Winenotes Jul 2010
Summer is progressing beautifully, the deck is getting some use, even on nights when it rains if one dines early enough and local farmers markets have started in both White Bear and Mahtomedi. Besides all the fresh produce you never know who you will run into. Julie Kramer was signing her latest book, Silencing Sam at the White Bear market. As we round the bend and stroll into July I can’t help but think of that old John Stewart classic July, You’re a Woman, and realize I can’t hold it to the road when you’re sitting here beside me. Some days are like that.
Wine Dinner-Rachael White,former Ursula’s employee and creator of the very popular blog Tokyo Terrace, is home from Japan for the summer. She will be cooking a Japanese fusion wine dinner on Wednesday August 4. We will have 6 wines and 5 courses in an evening that will thrill and surprise your taste buds. Appetizers start at 6:30 and cost is $70 per person and includes tax and gratuity. Reserve your seat at 651-429-9600. Visit Rachael’s blog at tokyoterrace.com.
Art Show-Kay Oien is back by popular demand. Kay will host an art open house on Sunday July 18th from 1 to 4. Stop in and see Kay’s latest work.
Valentine’s Day in August-Join us August 14 as we prepare a special four course dinner to celebrate Valentine’s Day on a lovely summer evening when we don’t have to put on snowmobile suits to go out for the evening. Wear open toed shoes without fear of them filling with slush. Dinner is $40 per person with wine flights available at $25 and $50. This was a sell out last summer, reserve early so you don’t miss the fun. 651-429-9600.
New Favorite Wine-Honig Sauvignon Blanc, the opposite stylistically of a New Zealand Sauv Blanc, with melon and pear notes it’s soft and quaffable. We also put the Lift Bridge Farmer Girl Saison Beer on the list.
Staff Stuff-Dennis is going to 6 Flags, JC is into the World Cup, Joe should be back from Africa any day now, Sheila planted some trees in her yard, Andrea is teaching summer school, Jen also works at Ingredients, Rhonda spends weekends on the boat, Sara went to Superior and Hazel Green, Nate got his cast off, Rachel and Christine turned 18, Laura also works at Marketfest directing traffic, TJ golfs on Tuesdays, Wil is attending Hamline in the fall, Sabrina is playing soccer, Becky is ice skating this summer, Alexi is ready to start college, Hannah filled in for us one Friday and she just celebrated a birthday, Kurt announced the Manitou Parade on Cable TV and is introducing the bands on the 3rd Street stage for Marketfest and Theresa has the gardens of Ursula’s right where she wants them.
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