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New seasonal menu is here

Posted on: February 2nd, 2017 by Jen Cornell No Comments

Our new seasonal menu is here and our own Chef Adam Galloway talks about two dishes that have him excited — the update to our classic ribeye as well as our new sturgeon dish.

Vinology has long been committed to our seasonally fresh, food-forward menu. Chef elaborates on that strategy in another new video.

Come in and see what’s new!

Join us for an unforgettable Valentine’s Weekend

Posted on: January 26th, 2017 by Jen Cornell No Comments

 

Chef Adam Galloway’s Valentine’s Weekend specials will be offered February 10-14. Don’t miss these amazing additions to our regular menu:

Appetizers

Lobster Bisque — sweet potato frites, chive oil

Foie Gras — liver mousse, madeira gelee, chestnut bread pudding, huckleberry

 

Entrées

Scallops — celery root puree, baby beets, escarole, horseradish, celery leaf, caviar

8 oz Filet of Beef — black truffle gratin, parsnip, chanterelle puree, asparagus, cippolini onion, sauce bordelaise
Dessert

Coffee & Chocolate — flourless chocolate torte, espresso foam, hazelnut soil, coffee ice cream, caramel, white chocolate deco

Make your reservation now, either online or by calling 734-222-9841.

30 Wines for $30: Vino Value

Posted on: January 16th, 2017 by Jen Cornell No Comments

 

Join us on Thursday, January 26 for Vino Value. You’ll enjoy 30 wines for $30 (plus tax and gratuity) as well as light hors d’oeurves.

 

Reservations are required and space is limited. Please call 734-222-9841 to make your reservation today. This event sells out, so don’t wait!

Restaurant Week is *almost* here

Posted on: January 13th, 2017 by Jen Cornell No Comments

Vinology Restaurant Week Menu

 

One of our favorite winter events, Restaurant Week, is January 15 – 20. It’s the perfect time to treat yourself to a place you’ve never tried, or to enjoy amazing dishes at a value from your most beloved restaurants.

Chef Adam created a three-course, $28 per person menu for Restaurant Week. It features a vegan option each course, and some of our favorite dishes:

  • Colcannon Soup
  • Fennel & Farro
  • Pork Belly Wontons
  • Salmon Involtini
  • Chicken & Waffles
  • Braised Lamb
  • Carrot Cake
  • Almond Joy pot de creme

Reservations are booking fast. Call today to make yours!

Ring in the New Year at Vinology

Posted on: December 20th, 2016 by Jen Cornell No Comments

Ring in 2017 in style with our New Year’s Eve feast. Chef has created an amazing menu for the night!

 

Amuse

Petrossian Caviar — onion tart, crème fraiche with bubble toast

 

1st Course (select one)

Braised Pork Belly — peach wood smoked, sweet potato puree, rainbow chard, parsnip chips

Cauliflower & Lobster — chive oil, sweet potato frites

Champagne Poached Pear Salad — herbed goat cheese, frisee, dijon champagne vinaigrette, toasted pistachio

 

2nd course (select one)

Filet of Beef — leek and potato gratin, haricot verts, black truffle béarnaise, sauce bordelaise, shaved white truffle

Pheasant Duet — roasted bread, confit of leg, chestnut bread pudding, butternut squash puree,

brussels sprout petals, game bird demi-glace

Wild Halibut — lobster and saffron risotto, scallion and tarragon coulis, broccoli rabe, sun dried tomato gremolata

Vegan Scallops Рblack venere rice, broccoli rabe, salsify, saffron cr̬me, red pepper vinaigrette, smoked mushroom cap

 

Dessert (select one)

Chocolate Entremet — Flourless chocolate cake, Bourbon caramel mousse, malted milk crumb, peanut butter gelato

Earl Grey Crème Brule- Blackberry and blood orange salad, microgreens with hibiscus tuile

Join us before 5:45 p.m. or after 9:30 p.m. for $65 plus tax and gratuity, or from 6 to 9:15 p.m. for $75 plus tax and gratuity. Call for reservations: 734-222-9841.

Click for more info on the menu: Vinology New Year’s Eve Menu

Tasters Guild Champagne Brunch

Posted on: November 30th, 2016 by Jen Cornell No Comments

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We’re proud to host the Ann Arbor Tasters Guild’s annual champagne brunch on December 11. Our Chef Adam worked with the guild’s leadership to develop an amazing menu for the event:

  • Assorted Quiche
  • Parisian Gnocchi
  • Smoked Fjord Trout
  • Champagne-Poached Pear & Kale Salad
  • Pumpkin Waffles with Maple-Glazed Apples
  • Artisan Cheese & Charcuterie Array
  • House-Made Breakfast Pastries
  • House-Made Petits Fours

There’s still time to register for the event! Reservations by December 4 are $59.50 for Guild members and $64.50 for non-members. Sign up today before the cost increases!

At the Bar: Ordering Wine with Food

Posted on: November 28th, 2016 by Jen Cornell No Comments

‘Tis the season of entertaining! Many of us enjoy holiday celebrations out on the town around this time of year, and many of us are intimidated when it comes to ordering wine to share with the table. Our very own John Jonna explains the basics in our latest “At the Bar” vlog. Watch and learn all you need to know to order wine while dining out, like a pro!

 

What’s in your glass? Petit Verdot!

Posted on: November 2nd, 2016 by Jen Cornell No Comments

As part of our At the Bar vlog series, we invited wine expert Joe DeRose to talk with us about a very special wine: Petit verdot. He explains what’s in the bottle, what it pairs with, and where it came from, all to help you fully appreciate this taste sensation. He also notes that Vinology is the only restaurant in Ann Arbor where it’s available!

Bob Sparrow Explains: Meat 101

Posted on: October 28th, 2016 by Jen Cornell No Comments

One of the things we’re most proud of about our menu is our commitment to sourcing as much as we can locally. As a result, we’ve built a strong relationship with our neighbor, Sparrow Meat Market. Bob Sparrow’s expertise and quality meats make him a natural partner to our kitchen.

Recently, we asked Bob to talk about Meat 101 – what do you need to know when selecting meats, either at a restaurant or for your own kitchen. Watch him explain different cuts and what he throws on the grill when cooking at home!

Award-winning artist Ted Ramsey at Vinology on Sunday

Posted on: October 21st, 2016 by Jen Cornell No Comments

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We’re proud to host Dickerson Art Gallery’s award-winning artist Ted Ramsay on Sunday, October 23, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Ted will talk about his artwork, some of which is on exhibition at Vinology right now. You don’t want to miss this chance to hear from an expert whose passion for art is unparalleled.

RSVP for this event by emailing dickerson.gallery@gmail.com.

Ramsay is Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan School of Art and Design.

Ramsay has been a visiting artist at: Canberra Institute of Art, A.C.T.; University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania; University of Hawaii, Fiber Department, Manoa Campus, Hawaii; Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, Holland; Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee; Penland School, Penland, North Carolina; Cranbrook Academy Art, Fiber Department, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Southwest Craft Center, San Antonio, Texas; and The University of Toledo, Department of Art at the Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio.

Ted Ramsay’s work has been published in The Art and Craft of Papermaking, Sophie Dawson, Quarto Publishing, London, 1992;Sculpture: Technique-Form-Content; Arthur Williams, Davis Publications, 1989; Making It In Paper: An Indianian Mill, Twinrocker: Kathryn Clark, NEA grant publication; Glas & Keramiek, Asperen, Netherlands, 1988; The Art of Papermaking, Bernard Toal, 1983; and Emphasis: Art, Wachowiak and Ramsay, International Textbook Company, Scranton, Pennsylvania 1965.

Since coming to Michigan, Ted Ramsay’s work has been exhibited in invitational exhibitions and one person shows at the Element Gallery in New York; Gruen Gallery in Chicago; Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Duren, Germany; University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Flint Institute of Art, Flint, Michigan; Kidd Gallery in Birmingham, Michigan; Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, Michigan; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio; Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, Michigan; Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, California; Davenport Municipal Art Gallery, Davenport, Iowa; Gallery WooDuk, Seoul, Korea; Amsterdamseweg 441, Amstelveen, Netherlands; Orszagos Szechenyi Konyvtar Gallery, Budapest, Hungary; and the American Cultural Center, Tel Aviv, Israel.