Sunday, November 29, 2015

Apricot Brandy Cooler - Mankas Steak House Cocktails



Bill Kelly, head bar tender, at Mankas Steak House makes a signature drink, the Apricot Brandy Cooler. See more at http://www.mankassteakhouse.net

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!


"Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot"

Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Mankas Steakhouse's Banquet Offerings



Mankas Steakhouse is a historic site which has been beautifully restored for memorable events:

  • Weddings
  • Parties
  • Corporate Events
  • Non-Profit Organizations

Private Gardens:
 
  • 25 - 150 People
Off-Site Venues:

Vezer Estates - Surrounded by rolling hills, one of the most stunning views in the valley.
 
  • 25 - 200 People

Blue Victorian - Step back 100 years in this elegantly restored Victorian home and barn, now Winery with Spectacular Barrel Room and Outdoor Tented area.
 
  • 25 - 200 People
 
For more information, please visit http://mankassteakhouse.com/

Friday, November 20, 2015

Three Tips for Getting to Know and Love Wine


Although a huge portion of the world's population drinks wine, many of us have no idea what's actually inside the bottle in front of us. But the fact is that there are over ten thousand different grape varieties that can be made into wine, and dozens of countries producing wines of every shape and size.

... and color.

Wines, you see, don't just come in red and white. They also come in sorted shades of pink and even orange and brown (but we're getting way ahead of ourselves here).

The fact is that the world of wine is unknown and misunderstood by the typical wine consumer.

So what's an aspiring wine lover to do when faced with mountains of drinking options in the wine shop?

Here's a suggestion: don't stay in your comfort zone. Move beyond the 1980s, and stop ordering a glass of generic Chardonnay or Cabernet. Not that there is anything wrong with either of those grape varieties. But if you'd like to find a happy medium between the blissfully ignorant wine consumer, and the know-it-all wine snob, then here's what you need to do:

Know some basic rules

It's commonly understood that white wines go with fish and white meat, and that red wines go with red meat. But that's only the beginning of the story. Wines which are made to go alongside food have a tremendous range of capabilities. In fact, it's possible to find terrific pairings that totally go against the conventional wisdom and old school rules. So instead of pairing based on color, try thinking about dominant flavors in dishes or the weight and texture of a particular dish... and then find wines that work well in tandem with those traits.

What does that mean? Well how about pairing an earthy, soulful salmon and mushroom dish with and earthy, soulful Pinot Noir? Blasphemy? Not in today's wine world.

Know it's okay not to know

Too many of us feel like we need to posture about our wine knowledge and wine experience. You see that sommelier heading toward the table and you start grasping for wine words you read in a magazine or attempt to impersonate a scene you saw in some movie.

Look, not everyone is expected to know about wine. And the sommelier isn't there to quiz you on your knowledge. They are there to help you make good decisions that fit your taste and budget. So do yourself a favor and humble up and ask a few questions if you need to.

Enjoy the experience

Wine doesn't need to be approached academically by most of us. So don't worry about studying up, and focus on enjoying the wine experience.

Take note of the characteristics you like and what things you don't like... and use that new knowledge to increase your future enjoyment by exploring more and more new wines that fit your preferences.

Now that you know... Look, wine doesn't have to be stuffy or complicated. If you want to expand your knowledge even further, grab yourself a copy of David Baer's Pairing Cheat Sheet so you can enjoy wine without having to become an expert. Brought to by David Baer - Wine Educator & Marketer
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

It's Ladies Night TONIGHT at Mankas Steakhouse!


Grab the girls and join Mankas Steakhouse every Tuesday for Ladies Night! Enjoy great food and drink specials along with LIVE music from the Beer Brothers!!
  
For more information please visit our website at http://mankassteakhouse.com/
  
See you there!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Grande A La Paris - Mankas Steak House Cocktail



Billy Kelly head bar tender at Mankas Steak House shows us how they make one of their signature cocktails. See more at http://www.mankassteakhouse.net

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Come In to Mankas Steakhouse this Week for Lunch!


Mankas Steakhouse offers 3 delicious sandwiches for lunch! 
Stop in this week to try one of them out!

House Roasted Beef Top Round French Dip
Sliced Thin & served with Beef Au Jus
Add Cheese for | 2

Grilled Local Eggplant Sandwich
with Red Onion, Arugula & Parmesan Garlic Aioli

Ground Organic Chicken Burger
with Chipotle, Cheddar & Applewood Smoked Bacon

BREAD SERVICE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

MANKAS Steakhouse
2522 Mankas Corner Road
Fairfield, CA 94534

707.425.3207

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
 
Monday thru Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm | Friday & Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
 Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm | Ladies Night Every Tuesday

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Start Dinner Off with One of Our Delicious Appetizers

 APPETIZERS


Ahi Tuna Tartare
with Avocado & Citrus Gelee 

Confit of Duck - New!
with Cherry Gastrique & Wilted Arugula 

Pork Belly - New!
with Apple & Fennel Coleslaw 

Lobster Bisque
with Fresh Maine Lobster, Prawn Cracker & Chives
 

http://mankassteakhouse.com/

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars - Marcus Notaro, Winemaker



Marcus Notaro, winemaker at Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, discusses his vision for the wines that he crafts at this historic winery.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Don't Want to Wait? Make Your Reservation Online!


Don't risk not getting a table at Mankas Steakhouse! Make your reservation in advance online. It's easy! Just click HERE!

MANKAS Steakhouse
"Solano's Premier Fine Dining"

2522 Mankas Corner Road
Fairfield, CA 94534

707.425.3207