CRAVE Restaurant at the Mall of America is giving you the chance to win dinner in the intimate wine cave this Valentine’s Day! Plus, three lucky wine cave winners who opt to order our special four course prix fixe menu receive a free bottle of Veuve Clicquot!
CRAVE Restaurant in Coral Gables is offering a select variety of fine wines up to 50% off! We have limited supply available, so stop by for a bottle with dinner beginning Monday, January 19th. Not sure what to order? Our servers can recommend a number of pairings based on what you’ll be ordering, so don’t be afraid to ask!
*This offer is not valid in conjunction with the Tuesday night half price wine promotion through the CRAVE Loyalty Rewards Program.
Take a look at our special wine menu:
Here at CRAVE Restaurant in Omaha, it’s hard to believe we are (sadly) wrapping up patio season! It was another summer filled with perfect weather to enjoy Jazz on the Green, Monday Night at the Movies, and the End of the Summer Concert Series in the park all from our patio!
However, just because summer is coming to an end, doesn’t mean all the fun has to stop! CRAVE Omaha is once again excited to announce the return of our ½ price sushi menu! Our ½ price sushi menu includes some of our CRAVE fave’s including the Mexican Roll and Dynamite Roll! We offer this special Monday-Tuesday, 4pm-close.
Along with our latest sushi promotion we are still offering our Uncorked Wednesdays! Every Wednesday starting at 4pm select glasses of wine are $5 and select bottles are ½ off! It’s the perfect way to “un-WINE’d.” The good deals don’t have to end on Wednesday! Kids eat FREE every Sunday and Monday with the purchase of an adult entrée! Our kid’s menu offers everything kids CRAVE including:
- Mac & Cheese
- Chicken Tenders
- Grilled Cheeses
- Flatbread Pizzas
As well as healthy choices including grilled chicken breast, grilled chicken quesadilla, or a roast cold turkey plate.
At CRAVE, ½ the price never means ½ the flavor! So, if we have to say goodbye to patio weather we might as well say hello to some awesome deals! Of all the Omaha restaurants, we hope you chose us!
Happy Fall CRAVEr’s!
The class begins with an introduction from Sommelier Tim Edmunds and Executive Chef Mike Agan to provide you with a rundown of the wines (“Juice”, as Tim calls it) and food pairings that they will be serving. The class is light hearted and fun, never snobby or pretentious, and everyone is encouraged to ask questions and interact with Tim, as well as one another. Feel free to slurp and sniff your wine as loudly as you want! The main goal of the class is to provide you with knowledge so that you can feel comfortable purchasing wines in restaurants and stores, but also to have fun with a
one of a kind experience.
Tim begins by describing the process for categorizing and evaluating grapes based on color, aroma, flavor and texture. This leads into the process for how wine is actually made, how the process varies by region and by winery, the difference between using oak barrels and stainless steel barrels, and why hand squeezed grapes yield a higher quality wine. Tim will also explain the aging process and why particular wine varieties are required by law (the wine cops, as Tim calls them) to age for a specific period of time, which can be anywhere from 1-10 years.
For each individual wine that Tim presents, he will take you through the process of sampling each one to pick out the elements that went into making that particular wine. Was it made in an oak or steel barrel? What varieties of grapes were used? How long was it aged? In which region was it made? It’s a fascinating process that is fun to learn, but difficult to master, which is why we have Tim!
While wine is the main focus, it wouldn’t be the same without regionally inspired dishes to complement them. Luckily, Executive Chef Mike Agan is on hand to craft food pairings specifically for each wine that accent their sweet, oaky, or savory flavors. Classically trained in French Cuisine, Mike provides the perfect supporting cast for Tim’s “Juice” and adds another element to these one-of-a-kind classes.
We hope you will join us in the future at one of our 3 monthly classes. We feature a new region every month and hold the class once at each of our Minnesota locations throughout the month. For schedule and times, please call 952.697.6000. Tickets are $55.00 per person and include 6 glasses of wine, 6 courses, and Tim’s expert insights!
The process of selecting the regions of focus for the wine classes begins by
looking at the most important regions of wine production globally. I try to alternate
the northern and southern hemispheres, Chile/ Argentina, then Bordeaux or
Burgundy France, followed by Australia/ New Zealand, then to Italy or Spain…
In this format I can go an entire year without duplicating a region and guests can
attend the entire series over the year.
Each region produces wines from grapes that thrive in their climate and soil
composition, so guests learn a bit of this information to help them understand
why certain areas produce the types of wine that they do. For example,
Carmenere grapes in Chile, Malbec in Argentina, Pinot Noir in Oregon, etc…
Each region has some laws in place to protect the product integrity; we discuss
the fundamentals of these wine laws and how to recognize where to find this
information on the bottle, to determine what is in the bottle at a retail outlet.
Guests have fun! It is important to keep the class light hearted and open, it is a
large part of what makes my classes different than some other instructors. This
info can be overwhelming, and intimidating to the more casual wine enthusiasts.
My curriculum has a focus on fun, and sipping wine – Never pretentious or stuffy.
Guests will learn how to save money at retail and in restaurants. We have a Q
and A for about thirty minutes at the end of class where they can ask me any
questions they want- any region, bottle, producer, or vintage.
Thank you for reading,