Emilio’s Tapas Newsletter 4/26/17

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We’re your passport to the authentic flavors of Spain! Emilio’s Tapas is the home of Chicago’s “Tapas King,” Emilio Gervilla. Our two family-run restaurants are committed to fresh food, good service, and giving back to local communities.


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PIEROLA WINES SPRING WINE DINNER
Thursday, May 4 at Hillside

Our wine dinners are always something special, and this one, featuring the fine wines of Fernandez de Pierola, is no exception. We’ll have a reception and flamenco show at 6 p.m., followed by a five-course dinner designed to pair perfectly with wines. We’ll even have a special guest, Miguel Negrete, on hand to tell us about the wines, the winery, and how to get the most out of the flavors you’re tasting. The wine dinner costs $75 per person; tax and gratuity are extra. Call 708-547-7177 to reserve your spot.

Click here for the menu


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VENI VIDI VAL FASHION SHOW LUNCHEON
Sunday, May 7

Don’t miss out on the perfect girlfriend excursion, from 1-3:30 p.m.! Get first dibs on the latest spring fashions while sipping sangria and tasting tapas. Bring your mom, or just get her the perfect Mother’s Day gift! Tickets for this event cost $40; your ticket includes a goody bag with two store coupons worth $40 total. Call 708-354-3686 to RSVP by May 2. Seating is limited!


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MOTHER’S DAY
Sunday, May 14 at both locations

Today, we’ll be featuring a special Mother’s Day menu along with our regular menu, and every mom will receive a special gift. Celebrate with us! Be sure to make reservations in advance by calling Hillside at 708-547-7177 or Sol y Nieve at 312-467-7177.


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EMILIO COOKS! CLASS
Saturday, May 27 at Sol y Nieve

Chef Emilio is bringing his popular cooking class to our downtown location this spring! If you missed the Hillside classes, you can come to Sol y Nieve to enjoy one more this season. As always, you’ll learn to cook three dishes as you enjoy lunch and unlimited wine! Cost is $60, not counting tax and gratuity. Call 312-467-7177 to RSVP.


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Spring is here, and our patio is open on nice days! Dine al fresco at either of our locations!

  • 4/29, Emilio’s April Cooking Class at Hillside – SOLD OUT!
  • 4/30, Complimentary Flamenco at Sol y Nieve
  • 5/2, St. Jude Four Stars of Chicago Restaurant Extravaganza; click here for tickets
  • 5/4, Emilio’s Tapas & Pierola Wines Wine Dinner, 6 p.m.; $75 per person
  • 5/5, Jobs for Dyslexics Annual Event
  • 5/7, Veni Vidi Val Spring Fashion Show Luncheon
  • 5/13, Grand opening of Cork Keg & Spirits in La Grange Park
  • 5/14, Mother’s Day – stay tuned for details!
  • 5/25, Festival de los Patios en Emilio’s (A Hunter’s Dinner with Craft Beer and Spanish wine), 6 p.m. at Hillside; cost is $85 per person
  • 5/27, Cooking Class at Sol y Nieve from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; cost is $60 per person
  • HAPPY HOUR is every Monday-Friday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at both of our locations. We offer $1.95 tapeos and a great selection of cocktails!
  • Mondays, Industry Night at both locations! If you work in the restaurant business, you get 20 percent off with proof of employment
  • Thursdays, we now offer Spanish guitar music at Sol y Nieve starting around 7 p.m.
  • Fridays, Spanish guitar group Montage plays a complimentary show every Friday evening at Hillside around 6:30 p.m.
  • Family Paella Sundays take place every week at both locations: Buy paella for at least two people and get a free bottle of red or white Spanish wine. NOTE: promotion is limited to one free bottle per table
  • Don’t forget to check in on Facebook Sundays-Thursdays (except holidays) to get the free tapa of the day! Just show your server!
  • WE ARE ON UBEREATS! Use the code EATSCHI15OFF for $15 off at Hillside until 5/31. Use the code RRCH005SWP38 for $15 off at Sol y Nieve with grubHub

Festival de los Patios en Emilio’s Menu

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Game Dinner with craft beer provided by Alter Brewing Company:
Center Line
Golden Ale
Alterior Motive
India Pale Ale

And Spanish Wines:
Honoro Verdejo
El Camino Alabrino
Castillo de Fuendejalon
Riva Rey Crianza

This event begins at 6 p.m. Cost is $85 per person, not including tax and gratuity.

COLD SELECTIONS

Ensalada de Pato
Roasted duck breast served with romaine lettuce, tomato, apricots, cherries, walnuts, figs, and raspberry ginger vinaigrette

Ensalada Russa
Familys Emilio’s tuna potato salad

Vegetales Primavera
Spring grilled vegetables with sherry vinaigrette

Trucha Ahumada
House-smoked steelhead trout served with mustard shallot vinaigrette

HOT SELECTIONS

Empanada de Venado
Puff pastry filled with spicy venison, vegetables and Spanish chorizo

Trucha al Horno
Baked steelhead trout served with vegetable vinaigrette

Faisan a la Parrilla
Grilled pheasant breast served with sauteed wild mushrooms cinnamon sherry sauce

Pepitos de Venado
Venison mini sliders with lingonberry sauce

Conejo a las Brasas
Braised rabbit leg, served with sage tomato sauce

Paella de Cazadores
Spanish saffrom rice with game meat, Spanish chorizo and vegetables

Jabali Rostizado
Whole spit-roasted, head-on, skin-on wild boar

DESSERT

Profiteroles
Puff pastry filled with vanilla ice cream, topped with Callebaut bittersweet chocolate sauce

Emilio’s Tapas Hillside – May 2017

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PIEROLA WINES SPRING WINE DINNER
Thursday, May 4 at Hillside

Our wine dinners are always something special, and this one, featuring the fine wines of Fernandez de Pierola, is no exception. We’ll have a reception and flamenco show at 6 p.m., followed by a five-course dinner designed to pair perfectly with wines. We’ll even have a special guest, Miguel Negrete, on hand to tell us about the wines, the winery, and how to get the most out of the flavors you’re tasting. The wine dinner costs $75 per person; tax and gratuity are extra. Call 708-547-7177 to reserve your spot.

Click here for the menu


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VENI VIDI VAL FASHION SHOW LUNCHEON
Sunday, May 7

Don’t miss out on the perfect girlfriend excursion, from 1-3:30 p.m.! Get first dibs on the latest spring fashions while sipping sangria and tasting tapas. Bring your mom, or just get her the perfect Mother’s Day gift! Tickets for this event cost $40; your ticket includes a goody bag with two store coupons worth $40 total. Call 708-354-3686 to RSVP by May 2. Seating is limited!


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MOTHER’S DAY
Sunday, May 14

Today, we’ll be featuring a special Mother’s Day menu along with our regular menu, and every mom will receive a special gift. Celebrate with us! Be sure to make reservations in advance!


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Thursday, May 25
We’ll be hosting a divine hunter’s dinner at 6 p.m., complete with craft beer from Alter Brewing Company and Spanish wines. Cold selections for the event include Ensalada de Pato (roasted duck breast), Ensalata Russa (tuna potato sald), Vegetales Primavera (grilled veggies with sherry vinaigrette), and Trucha Ahumada (house-smoked steelhead trout). Hot selections include Empanada de Venado (Puff pastry with venison, chorizo, and veggies), Trucha al Horno (baked steelhead trout with vegetable vinaigrette), Faisan a la Parrilla (pheasant breast with wild mushrooms), Pepitos de Venado (venison mini-sliders with lingonberry sauce), Conejo a las Brasas (braised rabbit leg), Paella de Cazadores (with game meat, chorizo and vegetables), and Jabali Rostizado (whole spit-roasted, head-on, skin-on wild boar). Cost is $85 per person all-inclusive.

Click here for the menu


INDUSTRY NIGHT MONDAYS
Every Monday Evening at Both Locations
Once a week, we give discounts to restaurant people. If you’re one of us, get 20 percent off food and drink with proof of employment. We’ll see you here!


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SPANISH GUITAR MUSIC FRIDAYS WITH MONTAGE
Every Friday Evening

Our favorite Spanish classical guitar group is back at the Hillside location every Friday night this month! They’ll play an assortment of musical styles for your listening pleasure. It’s complimentary with your meal, so come on in and give Montage a listen. As the weather gets nicer, we’ll move the music outside! The entertainment begins around 6:30 p.m.


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HAPPY HOUR WITH $1.95 TAPEOS
Every weekday from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Weekdays from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at both locations at the bar only, we offer bite-sized tapas (or tapeos) at a great price – one for $1.95 or five for $8.75. Come in, take a load off, and try some inexpensive eats with your post-workday drink!


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FAMILY PAELLA SUNDAYS –
BUY A PAELLA FOR AT LEAST 2, GET A COMPLIMENTARY HOUSE-SELECTED BOTTLE OF WINE
Every Sunday, all day

Celebrate Sundays like you’re in Spain! Come in to enjoy one of Emilio’s paellas (Valenciana, Mariscos, or Vegetariana) and you’ll receive a complimentary, house-selected bottle of wine for the table. Please note: there’s a minimum purchase of paella for two required. Not to be combined with other promotions. One bottle per table only.

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Emilio’s Tapas Sol y Nieve – May 2017

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MOTHER’S DAY
Sunday, May 14

Come to Sol y Nieve to celebrate Mom or Grandma on this very special day! We’ll have a special Mother’s Day menu available along with our regular menu, and every mom receives a gift.


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EMILIO COOKS! CLASS
Saturday, May 27

Chef Emilio is bringing his popular cooking class to our downtown location this spring! If you missed the Hillside classes, you can come to Sol y Nieve to enjoy one more this season. As always, you’ll learn to cook three dishes as you enjoy lunch and unlimited wine! Cost is $60, not counting tax and gratuity. Call 312-467-7177 to RSVP.


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FLAMENCO SHOW
Sunday, May 28

Our monthly flamenco evening adds some spice to your summer nights! This is a festive, fun, and complimentary time for all diners coming to enjoy a meal with us during the last Sunday of the month. Check out this video to find out what it’s truly like! Come in between 6-8:30 p.m. for exciting song and dance; times are approximate because Spain.


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FLAMENCO GUITAR THURSDAYS
Every Thursday night

Come in every Thursday night starting at around 7 p.m. for Spanish guitar music! This is brand-new entertainment we’re offering, and we can’t wait for you to check it out.


INDUSTRY NIGHT MONDAYS
Every Monday Evening at Both Locations

Once a week, we give discounts to restaurant people. If you’re one of us, get 20 percent off food and drink with proof of employment. We’ll see you here!


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HAPPY HOUR WITH $1.95 TAPEOS
Every weekday from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Weekdays from 4:30-6:30 p.m. inside the bar at both locations, we offer bite-sized tapas (or tapeos) at a great price – one for $1.95 or five for $8.75. Come in, take a load off, and try some inexpensive eats with your post-workday drink!


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FAMILY PAELLA SUNDAYS –
BUY A PAELLA FOR 2, GET A COMPLIMENTARY HOUSE-SELECTED BOTTLE OF WINE
Every Sunday, all day

Celebrate Sundays like you’re in Spain! Come in to enjoy one of Emilio’s paellas (Valenciana, Mariscos, or Vegetariana) and you’ll receive a complimentary, house-selected bottle of wine for the table. Please note: there’s a minimum purchase of paella for two required, and the promotion is limited to one bottle of wine per table. Not to be combined with other promotions.


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PARTY PLANNING WITH SOL Y NIEVE

It’s time to think about your next party! Business meeting? Rehearsal dinner? Catered event? Anniversary celebration? Give it some international flair with Spanish tapas, which are so perfect for parties because they go so well with festive drinks, and because they’re bite-size so people can try many different tapas at a time.

For more information, or to book an event, contact haley@emiliostapas.com.

CHICAGO STYLE INTO THE SPRING

It is starting to get beautiful out! We just love this time of year – it’s a great time to be out and about. And for dining on our patio, enjoying small plates with your friends, and having sangrias!

For many years, Emilio’s Tapas has found a home in the city of Chicago. We love this town, and we’re thrilled to be part of its heart, downtown between Michigan Avenue and Lake Shore Drive. This is a perfect month to be downtown strolling through the park, enjoying the lakefront, or checking out museums. Whether you’re working in an office and looking for a break, or perusing the stores along Michigan Ave., we’re here for you!

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Whatever your culinary desires, Chef Crispin Plata and our amazing staff have you covered. We can cater to almost every dietary need, and we offer healthy dishes as well. Come in today! We have sangria, Spanish wines, and a great spot to watch what’s going on in the city.
We’re the only authentic, family-owned Spanish tapas restaurant in the Streeterville neighborhood, celebrating 17 years in downtown Chicago. We offer flavorful, freshly-made foods with a Mediterranean influence, designed for sharing and for complementing our handmade cocktails. We’re available for lunch or dinner. Emilio’s Tapas Sol y Nieve is conveniently located just east of Michigan Avenue on Ohio St., steps away from Navy Pier.

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Emilio’s Tapas Newsletter 4/19/2017

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We’re your passport to the authentic flavors of Spain! Emilio’s Tapas is the home of Chicago’s “Tapas King,” Emilio Gervilla. Our two family-run restaurants are committed to fresh food, good service, and giving back to local communities.


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COMPLIMENTARY SPRING WINE TASTING
Thursday, April 20 at Sol y Nieve

Our next wine tasting is Thursday at Sol y Nieve! From 6-9 p.m., come in and sample selections from our wine table to go with your meal! You’ll learn about Spanish wine and find new favorites for the next time you dine with us. No reservations are required – just come in anytime during tasting hours.


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PIEROLA WINES SPRING WINE DINNER
Thursday, May 4 at Hillside

Our wine dinners are always something special, and this one, featuring the fine wines of Fernandez de Pierola, is no exception. We’ll have a reception and flamenco show at 6 p.m., followed by a five-course dinner designed to pair perfectly with wines. We’ll even have a special guest, Miguel Negrete, on hand to tell us about the wines, the winery, and how to get the most out of the flavors you’re tasting. The wine dinner costs $75 per person; tax and gratuity are extra. Call 708-547-7177 to reserve your spot.

Click here for the menu


fashionshow

VENI VIDI VAL FASHION SHOW LUNCHEON
Sunday, May 7

Don’t miss out on the perfect girlfriend excursion, from 1-3:30 p.m.! Get first dibs on the latest spring fashions while sipping sangria and tasting tapas. Bring your mom, or just get her the perfect Mother’s Day gift! Tickets for this event cost $40; your ticket includes a goody bag with two store coupons worth $40 total. Call 708-354-3686 to RSVP by May 2. Seating is limited!


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EMILIO COOKS! CLASS
Saturday, May 27 at Sol y Nieve

Chef Emilio is bringing his popular cooking class to our downtown location this spring! If you missed the Hillside classes, you can come to Sol y Nieve to enjoy one more this season. As always, you’ll learn to cook three dishes as you enjoy lunch and unlimited wine! Cost is $60, not counting tax and gratuity. Call 312-467-7177 to RSVP.


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FLAMENCO GUITAR PERFORMANCE
Thursdays at Sol y Nieve

Enjoy mood music with your meal every Thursday evening at our downtown location with a live performance that’s absolutely free.


SPRING COOKING DEMONSTRATION AT LA GRANGE LIBRARY
Monday, April 24

At 7 p.m. at the La Grange Library, Chef Emilio will be giving a cooking demonstration so you can learn how to cook one of our fresh, exciting dishes. Registration required; visit the website for additional information. Call the library at 708-215-3200 to sign up.


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etevents2017

Spring is here, and our patio is open on nice days! Dine al fresco at either of our locations!

  • 4/20, Wine tasting at Sol y Nieve, 6-9 p.m., it’s complimentary!
  • 4/24, Spring Cooking Demonstration at LaGrange Library, 7 p.m.
  • 4/29, Emilio’s April Cooking Class at Hillside – SOLD OUT!
  • 5/4, Emilio’s Tapas & Pierola Wines Wine Dinner, 6 p.m.; $75 per person
  • 5/7, Veni Vidi Val Spring Fashion Show Luncheon
  • 5/14, Mother’s Day – stay tuned for details!
  • 5/27, Cooking Class at Sol y Nieve from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; cost is $60 per person
  • HAPPY HOUR is every Monday-Friday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at both of our locations. We offer $1.95 tapeos and a great selection of cocktails!
  • Mondays, Industry Night at both locations! If you work in the restaurant
  • business, you get 20 percent off with proof of employment
  • Thursdays, we now offer Spanish guitar music at Sol y Nieve starting around 7 p.m.
  • Fridays, Spanish guitar group Montage plays a complimentary show every Friday evening at Hillside around 6:30 p.m.
  • Family Paella Sundays take place every week at both locations: Buy paella for at least two people and get a free bottle of red or white Spanish wine.
  • NOTE: promotion is limited to one free bottle per table
  • Don’t forget to check in on Facebook Sundays-Thursdays (except holidays) to get the free tapa of the day! Just show your server!
  • WE ARE ON UBEREATS! Use the code EATSCHI15OFF for $15 off at Hillside until 5/31. Use the code RRCH005SWP38 for $15 off at Sol y Nieve with grubHub

Emilio’s Tapas Newsletter 4/12/17

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We’re your passport to the authentic flavors of Spain! Emilio’s Tapas is the home of Chicago’s “Tapas King,” Emilio Gervilla. Our two family-run restaurants are committed to fresh food, good service, and giving back to local communities.


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COMPLIMENTARY SPRING WINE & CRAFTWATER TASTING
Thursday, April 13 at Hillside
Thursday, April 20 at Sol y Nieve

It’s time for more free wine tastings! From 6-9 p.m., come in and sample selections from our wine table to go with your meal! You’ll learn about Spanish wine and find new favorites for the next time you dine with us. We’ll even have some special CraftWater products available as well. No reservations are required – just come in anytime during tasting hours.


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EASTER SUNDAY – HILLSIDE AND SOL Y NIEVE
Sunday, April 16 at both locations

Come to Hillside for your Easter Sunday meal! We’ll be offering our annual buffet of cold tapas, along with your choice of hot items from the kitchen, at a price of $35.95. We’re open from 11 a.m.-3:45 p.m. At Sol y Nieve, a prix-fixe meal with four full courses (including lamb!) costs $35.95, and the special menu and regular menu will be available all day during open hours, from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Kids’ menus are available at both locations for $10.95.

Click here for the Hillside menu

Click here for Sol y Nieve’s menu


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PIEROLA WINES SPRING WINE DINNER
Thursday, May 4 at Hillside

Our wine dinners are always something special, and this one, featuring the fine wines of Fernandez de Pierola, is no exception. We’ll have a reception and flamenco show at 6 p.m., followed by a five-course dinner designed to pair perfectly with wines. We’ll even have a special guest, Miguel Negrete, on hand to tell us about the wines, the winery, and how to get the most out of the flavors you’re tasting. The wine dinner costs $75 per person; tax and gratuity are extra. Call 708-547-7177 to reserve your spot.

Click here for the menu


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EMILIO COOKS! CLASS
Saturday, May 27 at Sol y Nieve

Chef Emilio is bringing his popular cooking class to our downtown location this spring! If you missed the Hillside classes, you can come to Sol y Nieve to enjoy one more this season. As always, you’ll learn to cook three dishes as you enjoy lunch and unlimited wine! Cost is $60, not counting tax and gratuity.


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FLAMENCO GUITAR PERFORMANCE
Thursdays at Sol y Nieve

Enjoy mood music with your meal every Thursday evening at our downtown location with a live performance that’s absolutely free.


SPRING COOKING DEMONSTRATION AT LA GRANGE LIBRARY
Monday, April 24

At 7 p.m. at the La Grange Library, Chef Emilio will be giving a cooking demonstration so you can learn how to cook one of our fresh, exciting dishes. Registration required; visit the website for additional information. Call the library at 708-215-3200 to sign up.


etevents2017

Spring is here! Watch for our patio to open on nice days.

  • 4/13, Wine Tasting at Hillside, 6-9 p.m., it’s complimentary!
  • 4/16, Easter Sunday at Hillside – our annual buffet of cold tapas and your choice of hot items from the kitchen for $35.95, we’re open from 11 a.m.-3:45 p.m. (regular menu is not available)
  • 4/16, Easter Sunday at Sol y Nieve – a prix fixe 4-course meal with choices such as lamb, for $35.95; we’re open from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • 4/20, Wine tasting at Sol y Nieve, 6-9 p.m., it’s complimentary!
  • 4/24, Spring Cooking Demonstration at LaGrange Library, 7 p.m.
  • 4/29, Emilio’s April Cooking Class at Hillside – SOLD OUT!
  • 5/4, Emilio’s Tapas & Pierola Wines Wine Dinner, 6 p.m.; $75 per person
  • 5/27, Cooking Class at Sol y Nieve from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; cost is $60 per person
  • HAPPY HOUR is every Monday-Friday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at both of our locations. We offer $1.95 tapeos and a great selection of cocktails!
  • Mondays, Industry Night at both locations! If you work in the restaurant business, you get 20 percent off with proof of employment
  • Thursdays, we now offer Spanish guitar music at Sol y Nieve starting around 7 p.m.
  • Fridays, Spanish guitar group Montage plays a complimentary show every Friday evening at Hillside around 6:30 p.m.
  • Family Paella Sundays take place every week at both locations: Buy paella for at least two people and get a free bottle of red or white Spanish wine. NOTE: promotion is limited to one free bottle per table
  • Don’t forget to check in on Facebook Sundays-Thursdays (except holidays) to get the free tapa of the day! Just show your server!
  • WE ARE ON UBEREATS! Use the code EATSCHI15OFF for $15 off at Hillside until 5/31. Use the code RRCH005SWP38for $15 off at Sol y Nieve

Emilio’s Pierola Wines Spring Wine Dinner

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Thursday, May 4th, 2017
Guest Speaker: Miguel A. Negrete, Export Specialist
Reception and Flamenco Show @ 6pm
5-Course Dinner paired with Wine @ 7pm
Price $75.00 per person
Excludes Tax & Gratuity Pre-Paid Event

1st Course
CECINA AHUMADA CON PAPAYA
House Smoked Seared Beef with manchego cheese, fresh papaya and capers, served with
toast points and house vinaigrette
Cyatho Verdejo

2nd Course
VIEIRAS MAR DE LA PLATA
Baked bay scallops gratine in the shells with leeks, paprika, lemon juice and cheese Traslascuestas Roble

3rd Course
ESPARRAGOS ALINCATINA
Chilled Asparagus with blood orange, goat cheese, roasted sweet peppers and lemon mayonnaise dressing
Pierola Crianza

4th Course
CORDERO AL CHILINDRON
Lamb stew with garlic, roasted red peppers, potatoes and white wine
Traslascuestas Crianza

5th Course
TARTA DE PERAS CON ALMENDRAS
Pear Tart baked in a pistachio almond pastry, served with raspberry sauce
Pierola Reserva