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After Birthday Beer Brunch at Secco Wine Bar This Sunday

This is going to be a pretty awesome birthday weekend for me.  If Hardywood’s Bourbon Cru release on  Saturday was not enough, Sunday April 28th means it is time for another beer brunch at Secco Wine Bar.  Oh and there is soft shell crab on the menu.  Winning!

April Beer Brunch Menu
available 11AM – 3PM

house-made doughnut with lamplighter icing, almonds & cocoa nibs

smoked chorizo sausage on a toasted split-top bun with onions, peppers & cheesy scrambled eggs, served with a green salad

tempura soft shell crab benedict on buttermilk biscuits with Thai red curry hollandaise & grilled bok choy

smoked poblano pepper stuffed with “undirty” rice, over black beans with avocado cream, queso fresco, charred lime & eggs

pork sausage gravy & fried eggs over herbed buttermilk biscuits

chocolate chip pancakes with tart cherry compote, maple syrup & whipped butter, served with bacon and potatoes
(vegetarian version available)

veal meatballs with roasted mushrooms, fregula, tomato sauce & fried eggs

chilled turnip soup with basil, radish & evoo croutons

salad of mixed greens, shaved fennel, grilled green beans, goat cheese, hard cooked egg & olive brine vinaigrette

egg salad on fresh dill bread with cornichons & red onion, served with a green salad

The featured beers for the brunch are still being determined but they are sure to be awesome.

This is a non-ticketed event and all items are served a la carte. Seating will be done on a first come, first served basis. Email info@seccowinebar.com or call (804) 353-0670 to get reservations for parties of five to eight.  Keep in mind that Secco’s size means the smaller your party, the quicker they will be able accommodate you.

Secco Wine Bar
2933 W. Cary St.
Richmond, VA 23221
(804) 353-0670

Devil Of A Beer Brunch At Secco This Sunday

Once again it is time for another beer brunch at Secco Wine Bar this Sunday FeBREWary 24th.  This is not like past beer brunches as it features a tap takeover from Devils Backbone, best small brewer in the US, as well as an almost completely new menu.  You should also know if you skip this beer brunch you will have to wait two months for the next one as the last Sunday in March is Easter.

feBREWary BEER BRUNCH MENU
available 11AM – 3PM

coffee cake w/ molasses butter

roasted beets, mixed greens, whipped chèvre, orange vinaigrette, walnuts & smoked honey

celery root soup w/ lemon & chives (option to add fried egg)

grilled porchetta, egg & cheese on house made bun w/ tomato mustarda & house fries

apple, fennel, gruyere & whole grain mustard panino on sub rosa polenta bread w/ house fries

huevos rancheros w/ cilantro crema (option to add braised pork)

French toast w/ vanilla butter, maple syrup, pear compote, house bacon & hash browns

shrimp & scallop quiche w/ mixed green salad

veal meatballs w/ creamy herbed polenta, tomato sauce & fried egg

Devils Backbone Tap Takeover

Schwartz Bier — toasty, german-style black lager

Belgian Congo Pale Ale — Belgian style IPA

Danzig Baltic Porter — special edition spiked with local coffee.

This is a non-ticketed event and all items are served a la carte. Seating will be done on a first come, first served basis. Email info@seccowinebar.com or call (804) 353-0670 to get reservations for parties of five to eight.  Keep in mind that Secco’s size means the smaller your party, the quicker they will be able accommodate you.

Secco Wine Bar
2933 W. Cary St.
Richmond, VA 23221
(804) 353-0670

Will You Beer My Valentine?

Haven’t made plans for your Valentine celebration? Or just too busy like a lot of us.  No worries, I have a few ideas for you stretching into the next week.

Thursday February 14th

Dancing with Myself 80’s Dance Party

COTU invites you out to rock the casbah at their 80s dance party.  So break out that old prom-wear and get groovy.  Doors open at 4pm with dance starting at 5:30pm.  Head over to the Facebook event for more information.

The Savory Grain Opening

The Savory Grain will be open for the beer lovers on Valentine’s Day.  The menu over on Richmond.com features several dishes with beer used in the preparation.  I’m definitely going to have to check this place out soon.  Here is a little of what will be flowing from their 24 taps tonight:

Firestone Walker Union Jack
Allagash White
Allagash Dubbel
Breckenridge Vanilla Porter
Blue Mountain Dark Hollow
Dogfish Indian Brown
Left Hand Milk Stout

Guesses from menu item
COTU Main St Ale
Legend Brown
Hefeweizen (maybe Legend)

Fat Dragon Couples Menu

There are a few spots left to get in on this menu at Fat Dragon.  Take a look and call (804) 345-9888 to make reservations.

Fat Dragon VDay 2013 Menu

Sunday February 17th

Legend 19th Anniversary Party

Richmond’s oldest operating craft brewery celebrates nineteen years of production with a party starting at 2pm with  brewery tours all day and live music from Xtreme Groove at 6:30pm. General admission will cost $20 and include three food and beverage tickets. Under 21 admission is $12 (includes one food ticket). Admission for under 12 and designated drivers will be $5. Free admission for children under 5.  Extra food or beverage tickets will be $5 each.

Local Suds ‘Legend’ary Brew Tour

Take your love on a Sunday cruise to all of the Richmond area breweries tasting all along the way.  The tour culminates at Legend’s 19th Anniversary Party. Tickets for the tour are $47.50/person and include tastings at each stop as well as admission to Legend’s party. Go here to buy tickets or for more information.

Want to win tickets to the tour? Check out Local Suds’ Facebook page where they are giving away two tickets at 5pm tomorrow.

Tuesday February 19th

Beer & Charcuterie Pairing — The Room at Secco Wine Bar

As Secco celebrates FeBREWary, they invite you into The Room as Alexis Goldstein (Specialty Beverage) & Julia teach the basics of pairing various beer styles with a variety of cured meats.

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Duvel (a beloved Belgian strong golden ale)
Prosciutto by Olli Salumeria

Ommegang BPA (a Belgian Pale Ale that balances delicious citrus & tropical fruit aromas with Cascade hops)
Secco’s house-made Country Pork Terrine w/ Bacon & Olives

Ommegang Rare Vos (an Amber Ale styled after the smooth, drinkable beers popular in Belgian cafes)
Wild Boar Salametto by Olli Salumeria

Ommegang Three Philosophers (a perfect quad with just a touch of Liefmans Kriek)
Secco’s house-made Chicken Liver Pate

Beer, meat and two sassy redheads… what’s not to love?  The Beer & Charcuterie Pairing class takes place from 6:30-8pm at The Room at Secco (2931 W. Cary St).  Tickets are $40/person and include food, drink, and loads of information. Email nicole@seccowinebar.com and reserve your spot today!

Saturday February 23rd

Mad Fox Brewing Barleywine Festival

This one is a ways out but I had so much fun last year that there was no way I couldn’t include it.  Not only do you get an amazing selection of at least 30 barleywines, but you get the top notch food. Here are the barleywines that caught my eye:

  • Mad Fox Headcracker English-style Barleywine 2012 Draught 8% ABV
  • Mad Fox Slobberknocker American-style Barleywine 2012 Draught 9% ABV
  • Mad Fox Oaked Slobberknocker American-style Barleywine 2011 Draught 9% ABV
  • 21st Amendment Lower DeBoom Barleywine 2012 Draught 10.5% ABV
  • Bell’s Third Coast Old Ale 2012 Draught 10.2% ABV
  • Great Divide Old Ruffian Barleywine 2012 Draught 10.2% ABV
  • Green Flash Barleywine 2011 Draught 10.9% ABV
  • Heavy Seas Below Decks English-style Barleywine 2010 Draught 10% ABV
  • Heavy Seas Below Decks English-style Barleywine Cabernet Barrel-aged 2012 Cask 10% ABV
  • JW Lees Harvest Ale Draught 11.5% ABV
  • Legend Barleywine 2011 15.5% ABV
  • Rogue Old Crusty Barleywine 2011 Draught 11.5% ABV
  • Rogue Old Crusty Barleywine 2012 Draught 11.5% ABV
  • Uinta Anniversary Barleywine 2011 Draught 10.4%
  • Weyerbacher Insanity Ale 2011 Draught 11.1% ABV
  • Williamsburg Alewerks Grand Illumination American Barleywine 2011 Draught 11% ABV

Check out the rest of the list here.

Get In On Secco’s Last Beer Brunch of 2012

Secco Wine Bar’s last beer brunch of the year is this morning, Sunday December 2nd starting at 11am.  Go out and get some.

Credit: Secco Wine Bar

Credit: Secco Wine Bar

DECEMBER BEER BRUNCH MENU
available 11AM – 3PM

House-made biscuits and sausage gravy

Brioche with house-made preserves and whipped vanilla butter

Buttermilk pancakes with roasted apple and walnuts, house-made bacon and hash browns

Huevos rancheros with cilantro crema (option to add braised pork shoulder)

Smoked paprika sausage, vinegar braised collard greens, potatoes and soft egg

Hash browns “all the way” (sauteed onions, Sharp cheddar cheese, diced ham, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms and chili)

Mike’s everything bagel, smoked salmon spread, shaved radish, field greens

Tortilla Espanola with potato, onion, rosemary and smoked paprika

Grilled lamb burger, crumbled blue cheese and date relish with fries

Field green salad, chevre, pistachios, lemon-thyme vinaigrette

Featured Beers

BFM Square Root 225 Saison

Stiegl Grapefruit Radler

This is a non-ticketed event and all items are served a la carte. Seating will be done on a first come, first served basis. Email info@seccowinebar.com or call (804) 353-0670 to get reservations for parties of five to eight.  Keep in mind that Secco’s size means the smaller your party, the quicker they will be able accommodate you.

Secco Wine Bar
2933 W. Cary St.
Richmond, VA 23221
(804) 353-0670

Brighten Your Morning With Secco’s August Beer Brunch

Did last night’s storm leave you without power or the desire to cook this morning?  Well, Secco Wine Bar has exactly what you need in their August Beer Brunch menu today, Sunday August 26th.  I’m out of town today so I can’t make it myself. Last month I enjoyed their BLT for the first time and recommend you do the same.  Also if someone could get the breakfast sandwich with seared foie gras and let me know how amazing it’s sure to be.

AUGUST BEER BRUNCH MENU
(available 11AM – 3PM)

biscuits with Border Springs Farm lamb sausage gravy

beignets with fresh Agriberry blackberries & preserves

frittata with Tomten Farms padron peppers, mahon cheese & preserved lemon

house-made brioche, Agriberry peach-cava preserves & whipped butter

heuvos rancheros with cilantro crema (add pork shoulder $3)

stack of blueberry pancakes with house smoked bacon & hash browns

breakfast sandwich–fried Ringer Farms chicken egg, seared foie gras & sweet pepper relish on Billy Bread

BLT–house-smoked bacon, butter lettuce, local heirloom tomato & avocado mayo (served with fries)

Border Springs Farm lamb burger, feta, harissa yogurt and red onion (served with fries)

smoked salmon sandwich, with shaved radish, dill crème fraiche and greens (served with fries)

salad of wheatberries, olives, shaved celery, feta, lovage & mint

Featured Beers

Wild Wolf Blonde Hunny Ale
Unfiltered Belgian-style blonde brewed with local honey  7.1% ABV 21 IBU 

Williamsburg AleWerks Bourbon Barrel Porter
Boozy Imperial Porter aged in Virginia Gentleman barrels

Devils Backbone Super-exclusive White Ale
Possibly from their second batch of the Wit Bier served at the brew pub.

Belgian-style wheat . The second batch of our Belgian-style wheat beer. Hazy straw in color with fruity yeast notes and subtle hints of spice from coriander, orange peel and a third secret spice. 4.4% abv, 15 IBUs

This is a non-ticketed event and all items are served a la carte. Seating will be done on a first come, first served basis. Email info@seccowinebar.com or call (804)353-0670 to get reservations for parties of five to eight.  Keep in mind that Secco’s size means the smaller your party, the quicker they will be able accommodate you.

Secco Wine Bar
2933 W. Cary St.
Richmond, VA 23221
(804) 353-0670

Secco Beer Brunch Every Month Starting This Morning

Cupboards bare, struggling to figure out what to cook or just plain too tired to care this morning?  Then get a move on over to Secco Wine Bar because beer brunch is back today July 29th and returning the last Sunday of every month, at least for now.

Just take a look at the today’s brunch menu and tell me you’re not drooling.  My top three choices are the steak, BLT, and of course, the blueberry pancakes.  Whatever you get, it is sure to be outstandingly fresh, delicious, and making you pray to the beer gods to convince Secco to do this more than  once a month. Say it with me now: Every week!

JULY BEER BRUNCH MENU
(available 11AM – 3PM)

Grilled flat iron steak, salsa verde, poached eggs and hash browns

Prosciutto and melon with blackberries and mint

Quiche with Maryland blue crab, corn and fresh chives

House-made brioche, peach-cava preserves and whipped butter

Heuvos rancheros with cilantro crema (option to add braised pork shoulder)

Stack of blueberry pancakes with house smoked bacon and hash browns

BLT – House-smoked bacon, butter lettuce, heirloom tomato and avocado mayo with hand-cut fries

Curried egg salad sandwich with fried onions and hand-cut fries

Border Springs Farm lamb burger, feta, harissa yogurt and red onion with hand-cut fries

Field green salad, cucumbers, pine nuts, chevre, smoked salmon, za’atar

Featured Beers

Hardywood Virginia Strawberry
Belgian-style White ale brewed with fresh local strawberries 5.8% ABV

Potter’s Craft Cider
Farmhouse-style hard cider made using local Virginia apples and traditional production methods.

This is a non-ticketed event and all items are served a la carte. Seating will be done on a first come, first served basis. Email info@seccowinebar.com or call (804)353-0670 to get reservations for parties of five to eight.  Keep in mind that Secco’s size means the smaller your party, the quicker they will be able accommodate you.

Secco Wine Bar
2933 W. Cary St.
Richmond, VA 23221
(804) 353-0670

Secco’s Beer Breakfast Goes Local

After the success of their first beer breakfast, Secco Wine Bar is doing another one Sunday May 6th.  This time Beer Breakfast 2.0 will feature a pin of Hardywood Mocha Belgique spiked with a pound of their house blend of Lamplighter coffee.  They will have Evil Twin Biscotti Break on hand as well.  That’s two great porters to go with Secco’s delicious food.  Oh, I had to look up just what Scotch eggs were; hard boiled eggs wrapped with meat (normally pork sausage), coated with bread crumbs and deep fried! Take look at the rest of the menu.

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House-made corned beef and potato hash with a soft egg
Brioche with house-made butter and raspberry preserves
Strata with asparagus, mushrooms, ramps and gruyere
Scotch eggs with red onion confit and whole grain mustard mayonnaise
Rice pudding parfait with fresh strawberries, honey and citrus
Smoked pork belly, stewed beans, roasted tomatillo & poblano pepper salsa, poached egg & grilled Billy Bread

Featured Beers

Hardywood Mocha Beglique (Secco Beer Breakfast version)
chocolate porter brewed with locally-roasted coffee, aged in Virginia whiskey barrels and poured from a 5 gallon pin spiked with a pound of SECCO blend Lamplighter coffee. 7.2% ABV

Evil Twin Biscotti Break
porter made with espresso, vanilla and toasted almonds. 7.5% ABV

This is a non-ticketed event and all items are served a la carte. Seating will be done on a first come, first served basis. Email info@seccowinebar.com or call (804)353-0670 to get reservations for parties of five to eight.  Keep in mind that Secco’s size means the smaller your party, the quicker they will be able accommodate you. 

Secco Wine Bar
2933 W. Cary St.
Richmond, VA 23221
(804) 353-0670