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Holiday Time!

November is the month when the holiday cheer goes into effect. The pumpkins are still festive beyond Halloween, and everyone starts getting ready for what’s to come. We have been busy at Emory’s on Silver Lake, and we are thankful for everyone who has enjoyed dining with us!

We officially reopened the restaurant Thanksgiving Day 2010 and the last 2 years seem to have flown by. We had yet another successful Thanksgiving Dinner this year. We created a special menu for the occasion, and had a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner which included a starter and a slice of pumpkin pie. The joy of a homemade dinner without all the preparation and cleanup! We chose some favorites from the dinner menu for those venturing away from tradition and didn’t want to feel the sleepy effects of the tryptophan! It was great to be able to share the Holiday with so many of our customers and their families.

We did not open for lunch the following day to allow our staff to spend time with their family, especially for those who worked so hard on Thanksgiving! If anyone came in for Happy Hour or dinner on November 23 saw Emory’s on Silver Lake: Holiday Edition.

Molly Cole loves the holidays, and loves decorating for them even more. She takes over the restaurant the day after Thanksgiving, and it’s like going through a Christmas portal. Everywhere you look you see decorations! Some staff came in early to help out so that we could be ready to open at 2pm for Happy Hour. It was a great team effort, and we love the results, even though Molly says she’s not quite done!

Happy Holidays!

Emory’s Favorite Wines Dinner

Wednesday night, November 14, 2012, Emory’s on Silver Lake hosted our monthly Winemaker Dinner. Instead of focusing on one specific winery, we decided to partner with Emory Cole to find out what his favorite wines are. Chef Oscar tailored each course to pair perfectly with the selected wines.

Emory chose his five favorite wines from Walla Walla, WA. He and his wife recently took their second trip to the area to become more familiar with Washington wines. We also feature these wines by the bottle in the restaurant!

Each guest was welcomed with Eroica Riesling, accompanied by Rockefeller oysters and raw oysters with Ahi tuna and avocado.

Emory’s Manager, Gary Michaels, hosted the event with a fantastic presentation detailing where the wines came from, and a history of Washington wine. Normally we have the wine maker of the specific winery come and discuss the winery and the history, so it was a neat way to be educated by someone who has been involved with the wine industry for 30 plus years! So if you weren’t aware, Washington has some amazing wines, and we are fortunate to have the weather perfect for growing great grapes!

Now, only to make your mouth water, the lineup of menu items and their wine pairings:

Pumpkin Soup with a scallop hiding inside. Paired with 2010 L’Ecole Semillon.
Pan Seared Black Cod. Paired with 2010 Sleight of Hand Cellars Chardonnay.
Braised Short Rib. Paired with 2009 Mark Ryan Long Haul Red
Tenderloin of Lamb a la Duchess. Paired with 2006 Garrison Creek Cabernet Sauvignon
Warm Chocolate Volcano Cake, a la Mode. Paired with 2007 Rulo Silo Syrah.

Our goal is to host a Winemaker Dinner every month. At the conclusion of each event, you will have the opportunity to purchase bottles of all the featured wines at a discounted rate. These dinners are limited to 35 guests and seats fill up fast. So if you are interested in joining us for a Winemaker Dinner in the future, check our website or Facebook page and take advantage early!

A tour of must-try wine features

“As fragrant as a stroll through a summertime farmers’ market, our bright and juicy Chardonnay beckons with aromas of apple blossom, ripe pear, peach and sweet lemon drop.” The balance between bright, juicy fruit and a touch of oak make this the perfect wine to enjoy on a nice summer day. Sit on our deck, bask in the sun, and pair this great wine with one of our entrée salads–we suggest the Crab & Shrimp Salad or the Seasonal Greens With Salmon.                   $7/Glass                              $26/Bottle

 

 

 

 

 

“Bright red cherry, violets, vanilla and pie crust aromas, punctuated by an alluring smokiness, are a vivacious introduction to this Oregon vintage.” A blend of different vineyard sites in Oregon, this wine is a fruit-forward, ready-to-drink style of Pinot Noir designed to highlight the variety’s best characteristics.                    $12/Glass                            $39/Bottle

 

 

 

A perfect example of what perfect growing conditions have to offer! Inky deep purple in color, the nose shows cassis, graphite, plum, and blackberry preserve with slightly smoky French oak overtones.                           $13.5/Glass                            $49/Bottle

Announcing Sink or Swim Talent Competition!

 

Introducing SINK OR SWIM

Open Mic Talent Competition hosted by Kelly Shirley of Woodrush
Thursdays from 8:30pm to 10:30pm in our lounge.
Kickstart your career, network with other performers, or land a paid gig!

• Compete the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Thursday of every month
• Top 3 weekly contestants earn prizes and move onto the finals on the 4th Thursday
• Top 3 finalists win prizes and are featured on our blog
, and could be featured in the local press

Musical Talent has been amazing and the competition keeps getting stronger. Do you have a non-musical, lively, and entertaining talent to share? Join our first VARIETY-STYLE Open Mic Night at Emory’s on Thursday May 31st. Please read the Frequently Asked Questions, and if your talent fits, share it with us and win prizes!