The 7th Annual Bellissimo Fine Art & Fine Crafts Show drew more than 50 artists and artisans and a vast array of unique creations. Visitors were asked to vote for their favorite artist, and after 560 votes were tallied, Deborah Russel was named People’s Choice for her glass bottle serving trays.
Deborah’s process begins by melting the bottles for 22-26 hours. If the bottle has a paper label, it takes four extra hours to remove the label, reapply and coat with finish. Each bottle is tempered, which makes it suitable for heating and freezing. The result is a functional dish that can be used for anything from serving appetizers to displaying business cards. She uses many old, antique bottles from brands like Coke, Pepsi and Clorox. The bottles are decorated to match the label and are displayed in a color-coordinated manner. All bottles are unique, and they can be personalized for each customer.
Congratulations Deborah, and thank you to all artists who participated in this year’s event!
Looking for something to get you out of the house as we’re nearing the end of winter? The Bistro at Gervasi has multiple upcoming events that are perfect for just that!
Bistro Art Night
Painting with friends, dinner and most of all fun! We provide the art supplies, instruction and dinner, and you get to take home your own creation! The Cleveland/Akron branch of ‘Wine & Canvas’ will be joining us March 7th to teach you how to create a beautiful floral painting. No matter how much or little experience you have with painting, you will get to take home your very own wonderful creation! Prior to the class, we will have a buffet of salad, pizza, pasta and dessert.
Flights & Bites :: Second Tuesday of each month
One of our knowledgeable staff will lead you through 3 delicious wine and food pairings in a fun and interactive experience in our cozy Balconatta. Make it an evening and join us for dinner before or after! The best thing about these tasting sessions is they are affordable and not only do you get to try some of our wines you might never have had before, but you also get to enjoy some tasty treats from our very talented chef’s. Reservations recommended for dining. Click here for more information about our Flights and Bites events.
Spring Wine Pairing Dinner
There’s nothing like an indulgent gourmet dinner to make you forget about everyday anxieties and worries. Be sure to join us this May for an amazing 5 course dinner paired with Gervasi wines in one of our private dining rooms at The Bistro. You’ll get to meet Bistro Head Chef, Rocco Moretta and be lead through this dining experience by one of our knowledgeable wine stewards. Definitely an experience you don’t want to miss! Click here for more information about our tasting and pairing events.
We are excited to announce our new 2017 menus at The Crush House, The Twisted Olive (in Green) and the Winter Seasonal menu at The Bistro! Gervasi’s talented culinary team is always looking to create the most exquisite and delicious dishes, utilizing fresh and seasonal produce.
Our new menu at The Crush House is filled with great new additions including Crispy Risotto Cakes, a Reuben, Housemade Goat Cheese Ravioli and more! Along with some of your Crush House favorites, our team put together an exciting menu for 2017. Not only do we have exciting changes on the food side, but also some new unique and delicious cocktails. Be sure to stop in to try a Peachy Keen martini or The Matador. And don’t forget about Happy Hour – what better time to try some new appetizers or drinks! Every Monday through Friday, 2-6pm The Crush House has 5-2-1 Happy Hour specials with appetizer and drink specials. Click here for more information>
Every season our chefs at The Bistro show us new and exciting seasonal dishes. This Winter menu is no exception to that! We also have a new take on Sunday Supper available – now only $17 per person (min of 2) you can get the Chef’s Choice Salad with Lasagna and your choice of pizza! So start your own family tradition of Sunday Supper at Gervasi with these multiple course family style meal! Sunday Supper special is available in addition to the full menu. Click here for more information>
Don’t forget to check out our sister restaurant’s new menu, The Twisted Olive (located in Green)! They’re featuring a new selection of Homestyle Twists sure to impress as well as other delicious new additions. You’ll definitely need to try their new Mowcow and Twisted Mules on the cocktail menu, plus you can purchase the mug also. The Twisted Olive also has great 5-2-1 Happy Hour specials every Monday through Friday from 2-6pm, giving you the perfect opportunity to try something new. Click here for more information>
Come visit us soon and see all that our restaurants have to offer!
Who doesn’t love chocolate? Well here at Gervasi, we dedicate an entire weekend to indulging in all sorts of chocolate treats with multiple Cucina cooking classes and community events on property! So be sure to visit us during our 5th annual Celebrate Chocolate! weekend this coming March 24th through 26th, 2017.
GV Chocolate Stroll :: Friday March 24th, 5-8pm
Take a stroll on Gervasi’s property to help kick-off Celebrate Chocolate! Weekend while enjoying treats at multiple venues. Enhance your evening with dinner at one of our multiple restaurants on property.
Wine Tasting: Pairing Wine and Chocolate :: Saturday March 25th, 12:30pm
Wine and chocolate are a delectable combination, so join us for a tasting where we combine Gervasi’s award-winning wines with Waggoner’s delicious chocolates.
Chocolate Truffle Party :: Sunday March 26th, 2:30-4pm
There’s nothing like getting your hands dirty…in chocolate! Bring your friends for a fun party where you learn to make a box of delicious truffles. We provide all of the supplies and ingredients and you get to take about 20 truffles home with you!
Cucina Cooking Classes :: Saturday and Sunday March 25th-26th, 11-2pm
Whether you prefer luscious chocolate desserts or savory dishes enhanced with chocolate, we have the cooking class for you! There’s limited space for each class, so make sure you sign up soon. Click here for more information about the classes.
We look forward to celebrating our love for chocolate with you, but buy your tickets soon as all of these events have limited space and we expect them to sell out!
Check out our events calendar for a full listing of upcoming events.
We hope you and your loved ones enjoy the holidays, and we are so grateful for all of your support. All of our venues will be closed on Christmas Day so that our staff can spend time with their families.
The Bistro, Crush House and Twisted Olive (Green) will also be closed on Christmas Eve. However, if you still have some last minute shopping to do, The Marketplace will be open December 24th from 10am until 4pm! So stop by to pick up gifts for everyone on your list.
All GV Destination venues will be open with their standard hours beginning December 26th and we still have openings for New Year’s Eve at The Bistro and The Twisted Olive if you’re looking for a place to enjoy dinner before partying your way into 2017! Plus The Crush House will have the Bowl games on starting at 3pm and live DJ entertainment at 8:30pm. It’s the perfect place to ring in the New Year!
Here’s to finishing off 2016 the right way!