An Ocean Grille - New Feature Menu
May 30, 2019
An Ocean Grille: NEW June Features
Rosé All Day! Dry Rosé Wine Features
An Ocean Grille: NEW June Features Start Tonight, 5pm
Imagine salty coastal breezes, rhythmic waves, warm sand underfoot… This is the summertime feeling we are bringing to you this month with our NEW feature menu: An Ocean Grille. Light summer seafood, beach-inspired cocktails, and refreshing dry rosé wines are front and center in our new menu celebrating the beginning of summer.
If you are a seafood fan, then this menu is for you. So many items to try! Enjoy the lighter, fresh flavors in our Grilled Barramundi with Lemon-Basil Butter and Grilled Mahi Mahi with Stone Fruit Salsa, or try bolder combinations such as our Tuna Tostada with fresh jicama slaw and wasabi cream or the intriguingly seasoned Pastrami-Spice Roasted Salmon.
Complement your meal with a glass (or flight) of dry rosé wines or one of our beach-inspired cocktails. We can’t wait to celebrate summer with you!
The fresh flavors of An Ocean Grille start tonight and will be available daily after 4:30pm through June 30, in addition to our daily lunch and dinner menus.
Rosé all Day! Dry Rosé Wine Features
We’re happy to bring you a perfectly refreshing line up of dry rosé wines this month to complement the light, summery fare of our new feature menu (or any meal you enjoy with us!). The delight of sipping dry rosé in the summer is nothing new to us--we’ve been serving up dry rosés since 2005--so we’re pleased that they’ve finally come into their own and gained popularity in the last couple of years. This June we are featuring four dry rosés, two of which have become favorites of ours in the past years, and two “new-to-us” dry rosés that have special connections to Happy Valley! Read on for more information!
If you’ve dined with us over the past couple of summers, you may have already been introduced to the Axel des Vignes Rosé from Bordeaux, France and the Los Haroldos “Nampe” Rosé of Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina. These are both delicious versions of dry rosés—crisp, clean wines chock full of fruity flavors, without the sweetness of some of those other pink-hued wines. This is what sets classic dry rosés apart: they offer the refreshing crispness of white wines with some of the body and character of the red grapes from which they are made.
We have also added two more dry rosés, both of which have special ties to Happy Valley. Eberle Côtes-du-Rôbles Rosé is a California rosé created by former Nittany Lion football player and Penn State alumnus, Gary Eberle! Not a wine typically available in Pennsylvania, thanks to our friends at Dreadnought Wines, we were able to secure two cases of Gary’s wine—the only two you will encounter in State College. Come try this exclusive feature before we run out! Learn more about Gary Eberle, his prestigious wines, and how he became a wine pioneer for California’s Central Coast here and here.
Also added to our line up is locally produced Seven Mountains Wine Cellars Dry Rosé made from 100% Cabernet Franc. A red varietal typically known for its bold tannins, it makes a surprisingly refreshing dry rosé! We already love their wines, and we’re happy to add another of their products to our selection.
Enjoy any or all of these wines by the glass, bottle, or flight this June! See what all the fuss is about—you won’t be disappointed by these wines perfectly paired with summer!