Lots of love this month! Spreading our love for wine, art, Valentines', and lattes. We're also stoked to share the new menu change with you--check out the new bites + snacks section, as well as new items added to your old favorites. Here are a few highlights...
NEW TO THE MENU
sesame-miso butter, micro onion sprouts, whole grain bread
legumes, winter vegetables, duck confit, sausage, pork belly, breadcrumbs + green salad
naan, sweet potato spread, market vegetables, olive oil, goat feta, za'atar
MAC N CHEESE
cavatapi, 3 cheese truffled cream, criminis, herb breadcrumbs, green salad
BITES + SNACKS
local artisan sausages, pickles, beer mustard, crostini
crostini, nuts, local salted honey
POTATOES + GRANCH
confit pee wee potatoes, herb buttermilk dressing
criminis, parmesan cream, breadcrumbs
WINE SHOP STOP
We asked our wine director, Kielly Lewis, about a bottle she's currently excited about from each location (Mint + Craft, Novo, Luna Red, Robin's), and to tell us a little about it. So from our little wine shop to yours, here's this month's pick:
2013 Foxen 7200
“Range 30 West”
Producer: Foxen Winery
Winemaker: Billy Wathen
Varietal: 52% Merlot, 48% Cabernet Franc
Growing Region: Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara AVA
Full transparency, I am a sucker for this wine. That, and Foxen was the first winery I worked for after transitioning from working in kitchens to slinging wine. I have a deep sense of loyalty to this brand and I will always try to expose as many people possible to Billy’s wines.
This wine is outrageously delicious with cedar, smashed black plums, red and black currants, dark lilac flowers that show elegantly with layered notes of smoked chipotle peppers. It is, of course, an amazing food wine, but I could (and I do) drink this by itself--letting myself get lost in the wine’s layers and complexities.
-Kielly Lewis, Wine Director
Founders and creators Mike and Miho bring their expertise and artistry for an evening that is sure to be educational as well as beautiful--complete with sips of tea and cbd bites.
GIFT BOXES + FLOWERS FOR YOUR VALENTINE
We are collaborating with Clover + Branch offering fresh bouquets for Valentine's Day--on their own or included in a sweet gift box for whomever's on your heart this month. Flowers will be available starting Saturday, February 10th through Valentine's Day (February 14th). Pick from a box + bouquet for the one you love...
Let Phyllis buy you a latte! Come get a free drink at our espresso bar on Wednesday, February 14th (Valentine's Day) from noon-2p. Phyllis Wong is a lender with First Captial Group, new to town + looking to connect/network with others here in SLO.
She's also offering a raffle where you can win a Mint + Craft gift card, gourmet breakfast gift box or snack attack gift box from our mercantile! Here's how to enter:
--like + share Phyllis' page on Facebook (earns you ONE entry)
--check in at our Facebook page (earns you ONE entry)
OUR LOCAL TABLE
a family-style dining experience featuring chef Michael Wood
We had such a wonderful time serving 26 guests at one long, local table for our second community dinner--the company was fun and the food wasn't bad either (if we do say so ourselves). Keep an eye out for March's Our Local Table dates and tickets...coming soon.
As always, our mercantile is open and gift-ready for that someone you're sweet on...
Mint + Craft