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Siena was honored to host our Veterans on Sunday!

As we do every year on Veterans Day, Siena treated Veterans who visited us on Veterans Day (yesterday, November 11) to an entree on the house.

Siena was honored to host our Veterans on Sunday and thank them for their service!

Veterans, thank you for your service: Please let us treat you to a entree on Veterans Day

Above: Sergeant Henry Johnson was recently awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery during World War I. Click here to read about 5 recent Medal of Honor recipients, including Johnson.

In honor of the Veterans who have so bravely served our country, we here at Siena would like to express our gratitude for your service and continue our long-standing tradition of treating all veterans to a free entree on Sunday November 11, this Veterans Day.

Thank you all for your service and we look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

Image via the United States Army website.

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Thanks so much to everyone who came out for last night’s UNFORGETTABLE Avignonesi wine dinner, featuring the 98-points Robert Parker 2001 Vin Santo from the winery.

What a wine and what a great time at Siena!

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Thanks to everyone for making 2018 such a great year at Siena!

“Divine and superbly delicious.” Taste 98 points Robert Parker, Tuesday, November 6 at Siena

Here’s what Robert Parker Italian reviewer Monica Larner had to say about the 2001 Vin Santo by Avignonesi, just one of the wines we will be pouring at the Avignonesi Tuscan Wine Dinner on Tuesday, November 6. See menu and reservation details below.

Don’t miss this opportunity to taste one of Tuscany’s most rare and coveted wines!

Avignonesi 2001 Vino Santo di Montepulciano
98 points

The 2001 Vin Santo di Montepulciano (375 milliliters) is a divine and superbly delicious sweet blend of Trebbiano, Malvasia and Grechetto. The results are super concentrated and simmered down to a virtual reduction sauce of deliciousness. There are so many aromas to name, but some of the most evident highlights include candied orange peel, almond marzipan, caramel, toasted coffee bean, vanilla stick, mocha, dark honey and fragrant yellow rose. The mouthfeel is creamy, rich and deeply layered.

Monica Larner
Robert Parker/Wine Advocate
January 2017

Siena Ristorante Toscana Presents:

Giuseppe Santarelli and the wines of Avignonesi
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
6:30 p.m.

$125 per person
not including tax & gratuity
pre-paid seats only

Limited availability.

CLICK HERE FOR MENU AND WINES.

Please call (512) 349-7667 to reserve now.

Please note that there will be limited seating at this event. A credit card is required in order to reserve. These events sell out quickly so please be sure to reserve at your earliest convenience in order to ensure availability. The food and wine pairing menu is available only to registered guests. Reservations may be cancelled up to one week prior to the event.

Taste some of Tuscany’s top wines, Tuesday, November 6 at Siena…

The 2014 Desiderio Merlot by biodynamic winery Avignonesi is just one of the wines we will be pouring at our next wine dinner on Tuesday, November 6.

Here’s what senior editor and Italian reviewer Bruce Sanderson had to say about the wine in Wine Spectator:

Avignonesi 2013 Desiderio (Merlot)
91 points

Pure cherry forms the core of this rich red, shaded by hints of cedar, vanilla and tar. Lush and dense, with a lingering aftertaste of sweet fruit and spice.

Veteran Italian wine critic James Suckling gave it a whopping 95 points.

We’ll also be pouring a rare 2001 Vin Santo from this extraordinary estate. Don’t miss this opportunity to taste some of Tuscany’s top wines!

Siena Ristorante Toscana Presents:

Giuseppe Santarelli and the wines of Avignonesi
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
6:30 p.m.

$125 per person
not including tax & gratuity
pre-paid seats only

Limited availability.

CLICK HERE FOR MENU AND WINES.

Please call (512) 349-7667 to reserve now.

Please note that there will be limited seating at this event. A credit card is required in order to reserve. These events sell out quickly so please be sure to reserve at your earliest convenience in order to ensure availability. The food and wine pairing menu is available only to registered guests. Reservations may be cancelled up to one week prior to the event.

Taste biodynamic wines from Tuscany, Tuesday November 6 at Siena!

Ok, we know, we know: That’s a really strange photo to post on the Siena website.

What is it, anyway? Those are cow horns that have been stuffed with manure by a winemaker in Tuscany and then buried in the ground for more than six months. After the winemaker digs them up, the contents of the horns are turned into a spray that is distributed throughout the winemaker’s vineyards. It’s part of what is called today “biodynamics.”

The purpose of biodynamics is to “restore life to the soil.” But spraying all the microorganisms that grow in the horns while buried, the winemaker increases the “biodiversity” of the soils.

It’s a step above “organic” grape growing. Organic farming calls for no chemical herbicides or pesticides to be used in the fields (or vineyards in this case). Biodynamics takes it a step further by eliminating all chemicals and then restoring the “health” of the soil.

It’s an unusual and sometimes controversial approach to grape growing and winemaking. But there’s no doubt that the wines it delivers are more vibrant and “alive” than conventionally farmed wines.

On Tuesday, November 6, we will be pouring biodynamic wines by Tuscan winemaker Avignonesi at Siena (the photo comes from the Avignonesi Facebook).

Come and taste for yourself what all the fuss is about. And we’ll also be pouring a rare 2001 Vin Santo by Avignonesi. You don’t want to miss this one!

Siena Ristorante Toscana Presents:

Giuseppe Santarelli and the wines of Avignonesi
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
6:30 p.m.

$125 per person
not including tax & gratuity
pre-paid seats only

Limited availability.

CLICK HERE FOR MENU AND WINES.

Please call (512) 349-7667 to reserve now.

Please note that there will be limited seating at this event. A credit card is required in order to reserve. These events sell out quickly so please be sure to reserve at your earliest convenience in order to ensure availability. The food and wine pairing menu is available only to registered guests. Reservations may be cancelled up to one week prior to the event.

Siena is open…

Please note: Our restaurant is open during this Austin boil water notice! We have bottled water and are boiling, we will have limited drink options (and ice) from approved sources.

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