Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Woolley's at Bouquets Wine & Food Tasting


Today being Giving Tuesday and all, we wanted to let you know about a great event that we are honored to be a part of. 

This Thursday, November 29, Woolley's is thrilled to be helping with Bouquets, Como Friends' wine and food tasting. A fundraiser for Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, Bouquets will be held in the breathtaking Marjorie McNeely Conservatory and Como Visitor Center.

From 7-9pm, guests will be invited to try more than 80 specially-selected wines as they meander through the lush, tropical conservatory. Plus, this year, Bouquets will be offering craft beer as well! This is all in addition to the fabulous fare from great local restaurants, live music, a preview of the Holiday Flower Show, and much, much more!

Woolley's will be on-site for the event, donating our time and a delicious food offering for guests, and we think it would be just swell if you joined us!

Tickets are still available and are just $55 per person ($45 per person for Como Friends). Please note, you must be 21+ to attend. Purchase your tickets by CLICKING HERE, or by calling 651-487-8229. 

We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving at Woolley's - 2012

We're getting quite excited for Thanksgiving and our bountiful Thanksgiving Day Champagne Brunch. A great reason for Woolley's to put on a feast, we are just so thankful for all of our guests on Thanksgiving and the rest of the year as well.

All week, we've had Thanksgiving on the brain with our Thanksgiving-themed lunch specials. Featured through Friday, we're offering a Thanksgiving Salad: Mixed Greens, Chicken Breast, Bleu Cheese, and Sweet & Spicy Pecans all tossed in our Pumpkin Spice Vinaigrette, as well as an Open-Faced Ham Sandwich: Thick-sliced Pit Ham, Apple Maple Chutney, and Fresh Arugula on Grilled Sourdough with Gorgonzola Mashed Potatoes on the Side.

As our lunch specials warm up our appetites, our excitement for Thursday is building. If you missed it, the menu and additional details may be found in our blog post, Thanksgiving Brunch, from earlier this month. We're so pleased to offer our Thanksgiving guests such a huge brunch menu that includes all of their breakfast, lunch, and Thanksgiving favorites.

We're also excited to announce that the Kenny G. Trio will once again be serenading our Thanksgiving Brunch guests with some lovely live music.

If you can't make it to brunch, Woolley's will also be open for regular dinner service from 4:30 to 10pm on Thanksgiving. In addition to the full dinner menu, we'll be featuring some great Thanksgiving Dinner Specials as well. Perfect for pairing with the Thanksgiving bird, all bottles of Riesling and Pinot Noir wines will be HALF OFF the entire night as an extra way for us to show our diners that we're thankful for them.

Thanksgiving Dinner Specials
Turkey Dinner
Classic thanksgiving dinner. Sliced turkey, mash potatoes, sausage and corn bread stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce. 
Roasted Pit Ham 
Slow roasted ham, Thanksgiving sweet potatoes, and grilled asparagus. 
Lamb Shank 
Braised lamb shank, local squash hash with brussel sprouts and apple, apple cider reduction and demi glace
Prime Rib Dinner 
Slow roasted prime rib served with mash potatoes, glazed carrots and mushroom au jus.

Reservations are recommended and can be made by visiting Open Table online or calling Woolley's at 952.854.1010.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Italian Wine Specials - Available Now!

Through the end of the year, we're pleased to celebrate the joys of the season with the following Italian wine specials. Perfect for an evening spent soaking in the warmth of the holidays, each wine was meticulously selected with your enjoyment in mind.

Since antiquity, Italy has been praised for its remarkable range of indigenous grapes and wide
variety of winemaking styles. No other country in the world produces as many wines as Italy and
no other country can claim such a wonderfully varied range of local cuisines and wine pairings.
We welcome you to join us in exploring these gems. We have sourced these rare and
exceptional wines that we are sure you will love as much as we do!
“L’acqua fa male e il vina fa catare” -- Italian proverb
(Water is bad for you and wine makes you sing).

Tenute di Nozzole Le Bruniche Chardonnay (Tuscany) 9 / 34
Malolactically fermented with no oak. Wonderful acidity and ripe tropical fruit flavors.

Tenute di Salviano Turlo, Red Blend (Umbria) 10 / 38
Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot. Intense ripe fruit with soft subtle tannin. A delicious international style red wine.

Fattoria dei Graciano Svetoni Torcalvano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 13 / 50
A true small production winery, this wine is a beautiful expression of sangiovese. Bright and lively the fruit notes include strawberry and blackberry with background notes of coffee, toasted oak and vanilla.

Agricola Punica Montessu, Isola dei Nuraghi (Sardinia) 15 / 58
A blend of Carignono (Carignan) Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot, don’t miss an opportunity to try this rare Sardinian gem. And if you like this don’t miss its big brother Barrua!

Tenute del Cabreo La Pietra Chardonnay (Tuscany) 52
Single vineyard old vine chardonnay. This wine spends a year in oak followed by a six month rest in bottle. A beautiful expression of chardonnay.

Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto (Bolgheri) 85
Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from the famed producers of Sassicaia. Very limited cases were sent to Minnesota, so enjoy!

Agricola Punica Barrua, Isola dei Nuraghi (Sardinia) 85
85% Carignan from Sardinia, this world class wine delivers in a big way. Dark fruit notes complement an herbal spice flavor with hints of red pepper and licorice.

Setti Ponti Oreno, Arrezo (Tuscany) 120
A famous super-tuscan made of Merlot, Cabernet and Petite Verdot, this wine is a monster, a big, tannic monster. It may eat your steak for you if you don’t finish it!

Michele Chiarlo Nivole Moscato di Asti (Piedmont) 8 / 24
A delicate expression of moscato this is a great way to end the evening!

We can't wait for you to taste these amazing Italian wines and hear what you think. As we stated previously, we only have these wines on special and available through the end of the year, so make plans to join us before it's too late. Reservations online at Open Table or at 952-854-1010. 

And remember, every Wednesday and Sunday evening is set apart for wine lovers! On those special Wine Lovers Nights, guests receive half off any bottle in our collection with their dinner entree purchase. 

Cheers to good wine, better company, and a joyous holiday season! 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Thanksgiving Champagne Brunch - 2012

It's back! Our famous Thanksgiving Champagne Brunch is returning to Woolley's once again. On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November, 22, join us for a feast of epic proportions. From 10am to 2pm, you'll be able to break bread and give thanks with those you hold near and dear without having to prepare and/or wash a single dish.

2012 Thanksgiving 
Champagne Brunch Menu
Fresh Sliced & Whole Fruit
Granola & Yogurt Parfait -- with dried and fresh toppings
Fresh Baked Muffins, Croissants & Caramel Rolls
Cooked to Order Omelets
Scrambled Eggs | Eggs Benedict
Waffles --with assorted toppings
Bacon & Sausage
Salads & Sides
Tossed Salad -- with dressings
Jell‐O Salad | Pasta Salad
Crudités & Pickled Vegetable Platter
Hot Dinner Rolls -- with butter
Shrimp Cocktail | Oysters on the Half Shell
Smoked Salmon
Honey Glazed Carrots | Wild Rice Sauté
Whipped Yukon Gold Potatoes
Traditional Cranberry Chutney
Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Homemade Mac‐n‐Cheese
Sausage & Corn Bread Stuffing
Traditional Pan Gravy | Braised Red Cabbage
Swedish Meatballs
Lemon Buerre Blanc Salmon -- over roasted leeks and wild mushrooms
Carved Prime Rib | Carved Ham
Carved Turkey -- with pan gravy
Fresh Baked Pies -- Pumpkin, Pecan, Apple, Blueberry & Cherry
Bread Pudding -- with whiskey rum sauce
Cascading Chocolate Fountain -- with traditional accompaniments
Served with Assorted Beverages

We invite you to be our guests this Thanksgiving, so you can spend more time relaxing and focusing on what matters! Brunch prices are as follows: Adults: $29.95, Kids 4 to 12: $14.95, Kids 3 and Under: FREE.

Secure your reservations by calling Woolley's today at 952-854-1010.