Monday, February 27, 2017

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars - 2014 FAY Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley


Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Winemaker Marcus Notaro describes the 2014 FAY Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Alvon Johnson Tonight at Mankas Steakhouse!


Mankas Steakhouse Live Entertainment on Thursdays

February 23 - Alvon Johnson

Enjoy a wonderful meal from the team at Mankas Steakhouse and enjoy the live music in a beautiful restaurant and venue. Make your reservations early, as seating can be limited.

2522 Mankas Corner Road, Fairfield, CA 94535  

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

It's Ladies Night TONIGHT at Mankas Steakhouse!


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, February 18, 2017

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars - 2014 Napa Valley Harvest


Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Winemaker Marcus Notaro and Director of Vineyards Kirk Grace describe the 2014 Harvest in Napa Valley.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Live Entertainment Thursday Nights at Mankas Steakhouse - Scott Pullman Tomorrow Night!


Mankas Steakhouse Live Entertainment on Thursdays

February 16 - Scott Pullman

Enjoy a wonderful meal from the team at Mankas Steakhouse and enjoy the live music in a beautiful restaurant and venue. Make your reservations early, as seating can be limited.

2522 Mankas Corner Road, Fairfield, CA 94535  

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Dinner Salads Available at Mankas Steakhouse!


Try one of Mankas Steakhouse's dinner salads:  

Butter Lettuce Salad 
with Radishes & Herb Vinaigrette 

Mankas House Salad 

Mixed Greens, Candied Walnuts, Diced Apples, Crumbled Point Reyes Blue Cheese & Pomegranate Vinaigrette 

Wedge Salad 
Baby Iceberg Lettuce, Cherry Tomatoes, Neuskie Apple Wood Bacon & Avocado Dressing 

 Add Steak, Chicken or Shrimp to any Salad for a small additional charge. 

Mankas Steakhouse is now 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
 
2522 Mankas Corner Road
Fairfield, CA 94534

707.425.3207

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Live Entertainment Thursday Nights at Mankas Steakhouse - Hollywood Jenkins Tonight!


Mankas Steakhouse Live Entertainment on Thursdays

February 9 - Hollywood Jenkins

Enjoy a wonderful meal from the team at Mankas Steakhouse and enjoy the live music in a beautiful restaurant and venue. Make your reservations early, as seating can be limited.

2522 Mankas Corner Road, Fairfield, CA 94535  

Monday, February 6, 2017

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

Friday, February 3, 2017

Ordering Wine Like A Pro: How To Choose A Wine At A Restaurant


You're going to one of the finest restaurants in the city with a very valuable potential customer and your department head and you're tasked with choosing a bottle of wine for dinner. The potential client is a very big wine enthusiast and your decision can make or break the deal. What do you do? Do you feel panicky? Shortness of breath? Racing thoughts: What if your client hates the wine? How do you pull this off? First, calm down, take a deep breath, and relax. You're a professional, you'll get through this. Choosing wine in a restaurant is not very difficult at all once you know what to look for.

Call Ahead

If you're aware of what restaurant you're going to, check their website for the wine list. If not, call and request one be faxed or emailed to you. This way, you know what you're getting into before you enter the restaurant. You can even call the sommelier and have a conversation about your price point and what kind of wine you're looking for. Once you get to the restaurant, your guests will be impressed by your impressive ability to order wine with ease. If you really want to score with your guests, you can have the wine bottle ready on the table when you get there.

If there isn't time to have the casual chat with the sommelier beforehand, arrive at the restaurant 15-30 minutes early. You'll have the opportunity to converse with the sommelier before your guests arrive. You can also order a bottle or two of sangiovese or pinot grigio as an aperitif for the table.

Talking to the sommelier is critically important in ordering wine at the restaurant. If you take nothing else away from this guide, keep with you: talk to the sommelier.

Ordering at the table

A restaurant wine menu can be quite overwhelming for new wine drinkers. Your eyes may glaze over at first glance. You'll first want to examine how the wine list is organized. Some restaurants separate wines into whites, reds, and dessert wines, while others are arranged by region such as Napa Valley or Burgundy. Local wineries are also included in some wine lists.

Now that you have a basic understanding for how the wine list is organized, did you see the name of a wine you've enjoyed in the past? Keep that wine in the forefront of your mind as you may need to recall it later. Request a sommelier. While waiting for the sommelier to arrive, ask your dinner companions if they prefer red or white wine. Take this information into account when speaking with the sommelier. Give the sommelier very clear directions but empower him or her to find the finest wines that will work for your table within your price range. Communicate cost using your knife, tell the sommelier: "we'll have two bottles of unoaked California chardonnay, in this sort of range (using your knife to point to the price.)" Your sommelier will appreciate your trust.

When the wine arrives

When the sommelier returns with your bottle of wine, check for any signs of decay, mold stained labels or corks, and dirt. If the wine bottle displays signs of improper storage, send the wine back for a different bottle. Your guests will appreciate your cautious nature and attention to detail. If the wine meets your approval, let your waiter or sommelier know to open the bottle of wine.


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