Holiday Sundays on Gahanna’s Herbal Trail

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The holidays are here—and Sunday is the perfect time to discover holiday fun on Gahanna’s Herbal Trail. Check out Winter Wonderland at Creekside Park, with its 150,000 tiny lights. Enjoy a great view of the lighted decorations from the trail, then take in some holiday shopping, culinary delights, bakeries, chocolate shops and restaurants.Ciao Vino guys

A new culinary treat along the trail on Creekside Plaza is Ciao Vino Italian Kitchen’s Sunday Brunch, served from 11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Warm up in the cozy ambiance of Ciao Vino while enjoying an Italian-inspired brunch menu featuring a delightful variety of Italian-influenced temptations including:

  • Bistecca & Eggs—Beef tenderloin medallions atop crostini with perfectly poached eggs, hollandaise, Tuscan potato hash and fresh fruit
  • Florentine Frittata—Spinach, Italian sausage, onion, feta, heirloom cherry tomatoes, eggs and mozzarella baked until golden brown, served with fresh fruit and salad
  • The Oscar—Pan seared crab cakes with poached eggs on crispy crostini and prosciutto topped with hollandaise and Tuscan potato hash, served with fresh fruit

There’s much more…omelets, crepes and Tuscan French Toast—a dish that offers a dash of diplomacy in its name, along with delicate hints of cinnamon and vanilla for your palate. According to Dan Williams, General Manager, visitors can enjoy dishes flavored with fresh Italian herbs and be reminded of summer’s bounty in brunch drinks such as the Tuscan Melon and Peach Bellini.

Williams is an award-winning mixologist with extensive experience that includes wine. “Ciao Vino’s Italian wines pair nicely with the brunch selections,” he suggests. “The Dugal Cab/Merlot Veneto is wonderful with the steak and eggs, and the Inama Soave is perfect with the frittata.” The Opici Bianco, also known as the Fish Bottle—shaped exactly like a fish—is the right match for—guess what? The Oscar with pan seared crab cakes.

Dave Miller, corporate chef and VP of operations, is happy with Ciao Vino’s new offering. “It’s great to be able to offer this brunch on Sundays, and during the holidays this area is especially beautiful with the Winter Wonderland lights just outside our doors.  Families who are out enjoying the holiday activities can come here with the kids for brunch without fighting mall crowds or searching for a parking place,” he says. “We’ve already had great success with the brunch this fall, and the holidays provide another reason for diners to be attracted to this area.”

To learn more, visit the Ciao Vino Italian Kitchen website.

 (Guest post by Patty Geiger, Gahanna resident and owner of PDG Communications.)

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