Farina’s Winery & Cafe ~ Grapevine Texas : A Restaurant Review by Maria Denise Davis

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A Restaurant Review


Maria Denise Davis

~Farina’s Winery & Cafe ~ Grapevine Texas~

Grapevine Texas is a fantastic, quaint little town. There is a small theatre, steak house, wine shops, antique malls and plenty of other venues to check out. On this particular night, Joey and I were dining at Farina’s Winery and Café.

We walked past the patio tables outside and into what felt like a piece of history. The walls were brick, the floors wood, with a mahogany bar, and the clinking of glasses and chatting of many jovial people highlighted by laughter indicated happy hour was well in progress as we joined the crowd.

There was a soft female voice singing in the background, accompanied by an acoustic guitar, alighting the laughter and lifting our mood towards the grape cluster chandeliers.

We were seated and quickly greeted by a server that had plenty of information about their vast wine selection. Being happy hour and all, wine was half price, so we tried a variety of reds, whites and blends throughout the course of the night, none of which disappointed.

Dinner began with an appetizer of various cheeses, pesto, a creamy olive mixture, crackers and grapes. We also tried the pesto with the addictive, garlicky crusty bread.

For dinner Joe ordered the meatballs and pesto penne, I chose the roasted Texas Redfish and asparagus, with pesto penne on the side. The pesto penne was served in generous portions, and was perfectly balanced in flavor. The roasted fish was rich and delightfully seasoned, winning my taste buds over from the first bite. But the crusty garlic bread near became the shining star, and we could barely stop eating it long enough to leave room for our entrees.

We finished dinner with some light conversation and a glass of port and dessert wine. It was the culmination to a great date night, in jeans and all.

~Maria Denise Davis

Thanks Maria! I can’t wait to visit Farina’s! Sounds like a fabulous date night!


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  8 comments for “Farina’s Winery & Cafe ~ Grapevine Texas : A Restaurant Review by Maria Denise Davis

  1. Kimber Dunn
    February 22, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Sounds like a fantastic date night to me too!!! Love the chandeliers!! The food sounds incredible too!! We’ve been to a couple places around here that I can’t rave enough about. I love food a little too much and am on a mission to try as many new places to eat as possible, but it’s hard when the really good places you’ve already tried pull you back in because you’re craving their food still! hee hee

  2. Melissa
    February 22, 2011 at 11:06 am

    That redfish and asparagus looks so yummy!

    Kimber, if you’d like to write reviews and take pics of some of your favorite restaurants I’d be happy to post those as well!

    I know what you mean about wanting to go back to the same places…my sister in law calls it being in a “happy rut.” 😉

  3. Kimber Dunn
    February 25, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Oh that’s so sweet of you Leisa! I’d love to write a reiew sometime! When I get around to putting one together, I’ll send it your way! And yes, a happy rut can be a good rut too – but then I feel so bad about missing the unknown of other possibly great places…

  4. Melissa
    February 25, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    I love love love hearing and reading about new places. You would be doing *me* a favor. 😉 Can’t wait to read your review!

  5. Dana
    February 26, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Maria, I’d like to go there. Great job on the review!!! I’ll bring Leisa and Kimber with me. I road-tripped to Dallas once. Texas isn’t that far. 🙂

  6. Melissa
    February 26, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Road trip!!! 😀

  7. March 15, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    thank you = if you make it down here, give me a call!!! there are so many amazing places to go around here. thanks for the positive comments as well. the redfish was amazing!

  8. Melissa
    March 15, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    You’re welcome Maria!

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