We enjoy treating ourselves to a nice restaurant once in a while, especially when we are celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and the like. This fall, we celebrated my dad’s 75th birthday at Gervasi Vineyard. Ten of us stayed overnight in the Villas at Gervasi Vineyard (see my review here), and marked the occasion with a special dinner at The Bistro at Gervasi. It was a truly exceptional experience.
The Bistro at Gervasi Vineyard
When our party of 10 arrived at the restaurant, we were lead to our table in the downstairs area, right next to a beautiful fireplace. Our waiter introduced himself, and gave us an overview of the restaurant and the drink menus. He suggested a wine flight as a fun way to try several of Gervasi’s own wines.
The adults in our group liked his idea, and got busy choosing each of their wines to try.
My husband and I had dined at The Bistro before, and knew we were all in for a treat. Some of us ordered off their “Sunday Suppers” menu, where two or three people agree on a main dish, and it is served to them family style. Along with their meals, they also get a salad and a dessert, all for a special reduced price. 4 of our party of 10 decided to go this route.
The rest of us found mouth-watering items on the regular menu. Our waiter was unbelievably accommodating with my daughter who was only able to eat soft foods due to throat problems. Without blinking, he gladly served her a huge order of mashed potatoes as her main dish.
This Tuscan-inspired restaurant is a treat for the eyes and palate. The Bistro serves rustic Italian food, using fresh, seasonal ingredients. Here is a peek at a couple of our dinners that evening:
Everyone loved their meals – we were all but licking the plates. And I’ll be honest, that says a lot – I’ve got a couple of hard-to-please diners in my family.
At Gervasi, the experience is more than just the amazing food. It’s also the amazing service, and relaxed, take-all-the-time-you-want atmosphere. They do a great job of making everyone that dines there feel special. In fact, upon hearing that my daughter loved the corn soup, and wanted the recipe, our waiter marched us upstairs to meet the chef to tell him ourselves. Impressively, Chef Jerry Risner took a couple of minutes to meet us outside the kitchen and share his list of ingredients with my daughter. She (and I) were on cloud 9! We have yet to perfect your soup, but Chef Jerry, we’re working on it! 🙂
This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experience.