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THE WENHAM TEA HOUSE IS ONE OF THE BEST RESTAURANTS ONTHE NORTH SHORE!  RESERVATIONS AT 978-468-1398.
We continue with Friday Night Dinner service tonight from 5-9pm.  We currently have a few spots available for reservations, so give us a call at 978-468-1398.
Beginning March 29th we will now offer Saturday Night Dinners.  Just like Friday nights, now on Saturdays too!  We are NOW ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS for Saturdays.
Did you know?  If you have a special bottle of wine from Henry’s Wine Cellar you would like to enjoy here for dinner, just let me know and I will get it for you!

We post the menu for Friday Night Dinner service every Tuesday/Wednesday at wenhamteahouse.com/dinner, and below.

 

Friday Night Dinners 

featuring Henry’s Fine Foods

 

Appetizers

 

Fresh Sliced Fennel & Mushroom Salad*

Sliced Fennel, Mushrooms, Shaved Reggiano, Olive Oil, Lemon

 

Winter Salad

Endive, Arugula, Frise, Dijon Vinaigrette, Fresh pomegranate Seeds

 

Fried Virginia Oysters

Deep Fried Oysters, House Made Tartar Sauce

 

Crab Cake

Pan-Fried Lump Crab, Smoked Paprika Remoulade, Petite Salad

 

New England Clam Chowder

Fresh Clams, Potatoes, Cream, Old Bay Croutons

 

Entrees

 

Rosemary Roasted Chicken*

Mashed Potatoes, Sautéed Spinach & Herbed Pan Sauce

 

Porcini Crusted Delmonico Steak*

Arugulah, Shaved Parmesan Salad, Roasted Potatoes
Veal Osso Bucco

Braised Osso Bucco, Risotto, Gremolata

 

Fresh Fettuccine Carbonara

Pancetta Bacon, Black Pepper, Whole Egg, Cream

 

Baked Stuffed Haddock*

Crab & Lobster Stuffing, Rice, Vegetables, Fresh Tarragon Buerre Blanc

 

Marscapone Polenta*

With Vegetable Ragu

 

Desserts

 

Four Layer Caramel Crunch Brownie

Warm Brownie, Whipped Cream, Bourbon Caramel Drizzle

 

Delicious Orange Pound Cake

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream, Dark Chocolate Ganache, Whipped Cream

 

Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding

Brioche Bread, Chocolate Chips, Whipped Cream

 

Homemade Lemon Bar

Crumble Topping, Lemon, Blueberry Compote

 

Vanilla Ice Cream And Raspberry Parfait

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream, Raspberry Sauce, Fresh Raspberries, Whipped Cream

 

 

*Can Be Prepared Gluten Free

 

Please inform your server if anyone in your party has an allergy

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Notes from the Cellar

Happy Chinese New Year!

This Friday is Chinese New Year, following the Lunar Calendar that goes back thousands of years. Many other cultures follow this as well so happy new year to you too:)
Many of you might see the Super Bowl as the next significant event this week, just for the commercials alone it is. If you are hosting a party we got you covered, John has a bunch of great beer, I’m stocked up onwhatever wine you will need and Steve has some fresh cigars coming in for full relaxation mode to commence.

For this weeks tasting we have Liz Calvey of Andes Imports. She represents some staple wines we have carried since the Kurt days, Hoopes Cabernet & Chardonnay, Apaltagua Chardonnay and Pacifico-Sur wines just to name a few. As always 2:30 to 5:30pm. is the time to taste, this lineup will feature a range of pricing and styles, don’t miss it!

John will have another great Beer tasting for us Thursday from 4 – 7pm.,and on another note he will expound more about the Spencer Trappist Aleand when we should expect more of it in the store.

Again this week in the New Arrivals section of the newsletter details about the Wine Classes we will be holding for 5 Wednesdays starting February 12th. will be available. You can sign up for one class or thewhole series, and the last class, Food pairing with Chef Peter Capalboat the Wenham Tea House should be a fun event to bring a friend or significant other to.

Join us for dinner at the Wenham Tea House this and every FridayEvening from 5-9pm. Chef Peter Capalbo (Formerly of Tryst In Beverly) will be cooking up great food including his famous Rosemary Chicken entree and Lump Crab cake. With the bounty of ingredients fromHenry’s Market along with fresh local fish this is by far the best thing happening for dinner north of Boston Friday Nights. It is a 3 course Prix Fix (Price Fixed) Dinner, with at least 5 choices on each course, plus afull liquor license and a custom wine list by you know who to make this a special experience. If you have joined us, come again, if you have not had the pleasure, do yourself a favor and come on down. Call the Wenham Tea House at 978-468-1398 and make a reservation now!

Fun Wine Fact;

The Carménère grape is a wine grape variety originally planted in the Médoc region of Bordeaux, France, where it was used to produce deep red wines and occasionally used for blending purposes in the same manner as Petit Verdot.

A member of the Cabernet family of grapes, the name “Carménère” originates from the French word for crimson (carmin) which refers to the brilliant crimson color of the autumn foliage prior to leaf-fall. The grape is also known as Grande Vidure, a historic Bordeaux synonym, although current European Union regulations prohibit Chilean imports under this name into the European Union. Along with Cabernet sauvignon, Cabernet franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit verdot, Carménère is considered part of the original six red grapes of Bordeaux, France.

Now rarely found in France, the world’s largest area planted with this variety is in Chile in South America, with more than 8,800 hectares (2009) cultivated in the Central Valley. As such, Chile produces the vast majority of Carménère wines available today and as the Chilean wine industry grows, more experimentation is being carried out on Carménère’s potential as a blending grape, especially with Cabernet Sauvignon.

Carménère is also grown in Italy’s Eastern Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia regions and in smaller quantities in the California and Walla Walla region of Washington State.

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So lately my life has been quite busy (I am newlywed and have a 2 month old baby boy!), but that certainly does not mean we slow down at the Tea House.  If anything, we are just ramping up for this year.
We just unveiled our new lunch menu, which includes tasty dishes such as Chicken Valdostanna, Tuscan Salad, Salad Lyonnaise, Rigatoni Pomodoro and more!  We also revamped our cover, so we hope you enjoy the new dishes and layout when you visit us next!
We are currently booking for Valentine’s Day dinner, which lands on a Friday night this year (lucky us!).  We are putting the final touches on the menu currently, and I will be unveiling it in a special email in the coming days to invite everyone down for a very special dinner.
For Valentine’s Day, we will be holding two seatings one at 6pm and one at 8pm.  We are booking reservations at 5:45, 6:00 and 6:15 and 7:45, 8:00 and 8:15pm.  We are currently booking up all ready, so be sure to call us for a reservation at 978-468-1398.
Also for the Sunday before Valentine’s Day, we are holding a very special Valentine’s Sweetheart  Teaon Sunday, February 9th from 3:30-5:00pm.  We are welcoming back Carol Littlefield McIntyre, from Harp for All Occasions (www.carolmcintyre.orgto strumbeautiful harp music as you enjoy a fine selection of sparkling wine Poinsettias, loose leaf tea, delicious tea sandwiches and decadent sweet goods.  Price is $35 per person and does not include tax or gratuity.
Recently, we have been undergoing a few operational changes for the Tea House.  Beginning next week, I will be offering a private room for you to enjoy.  We will be able to sit between 12-16 people in the new private room.  The room is located where we used to locate our bakery items (or a bar if you visited us for a private function!).
For those of you worried about our bakery offerings, we will still offer all the same treats and delicious snacks that you’ve come used to, just in a different area of the Tea House gift shop.
Lastly, I am thinking about conducting a Saturday night dinner service.  I have met with my Friday Night dinner staff and we feel as though we should have an offering on Saturday nights for you.  But, I have some questions:
  • Would you attend Saturday Night dinners?\
  • Are you more apt to join us on a Friday or a Saturday?
  • For Friday Night dinner guests, would you like to see something changed for Saturday Night Dinners?
For our Afternoon Tea guests, I have a great bit of news for you!  If we do commence with Saturday Night dinners, I will be offering a very special Afternoon Tea service from 2:30-4:15pm every Saturday.  Once Saturday Night Dinners are running to our satisfaction, we will begin building our schedule to accommodate Saturday Afternoon Teas.
The patio will be opening up when weather permits.  Hopefully April, but years past has told us more likely May.  We do have the addition of our outdoor heaters now, so we will see!
And as always, I am always open for suggestions.  If you like something and wished we did more of it, let me know!  If you have a suggestion fore change, please feel free to e-mail me or call me at 9078-468-1398.  We strive everyday to be the best restaurant we can be for all of our guests.
Reservations can be had by calling us at 978-468-1398 for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or Friday Night dinner.

 

We post the menu for Friday Night Dinner Service every Tuesday/Wednesday at wenhamteahouse.com/dinner, and below.

 

Friday Night Dinner
featuring Henry’s Fine Foods

 

Forecasted Menu for Friday January 17th
Appetizers 
Grilled Romaine Heart* 

Pancetta Wrapped Romaine Heart, Parmesan, Roasted Tomatoes, Pine Nuts, Lemon, Olive Oil

Tea House Salad* 

Fresh Mixed Greens, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Red Wine Vinaigrette

Chicken Satay* 

Crunchy Korean Slaw

Crab Cake 

Pan-Fried Lump Crab, Smoked Paprika Remoulade, Petite Salad

Fried Calamari 

Fried Garlic Chips, Banana Peppers, Fried Parsley, Side Marinara

Entrees
Rosemary Roasted Chicken* 

Mashed Potatoes, Sautéed Spinach & Herbed Pan Sauce

Grilled Tenderloin of Beef* 

Cauliflower Grautin, Carrots, Black Truffle Butter

Grilled Center Cut Pork Chop* 

Carrots, Caramelized Onion-Pepper Relish

Rigatoni 

San Marzano Tomato Sauce, Pancetta, Ricotta

Chef’s Fresh Fish

Market Catch

Vegetarian Rigatoni 

San Marzano Tomato Sauce, Ricotta

Desserts

Bananas Foster Crepe 

Homemade Bananas Foster, Bourbon Caramel, Vanilla Ice Cream, Whipped Cream

Key Lime Cake 

Whipped Cream, Fresh Raspberries & Homemade Raspberry Sauce

Personal Peanut Butter Pie 

Cookie Crumble Crust, Peanut Butter Filling, Whipped Cream, Shaved Chocolate

Citrus Pear Crisp 

Crumble topping, Pear Filling, homemade vanilla ice cream

Dark Chocolate Gelato Martini* 

Raspberries & Fresh Whipped Cream

*Can be prepared gluten-free 

 

Please inform your server if anyone in your party has an allergy

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Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu

Title: Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu
Location: Wenham Tea House
Link out: Click here
Description:
Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu Featuring Henry’s Fine Foods
Seating at 6pm and 8pm

Appetizers

Tuscan Salad*
Fresh greens, prosciutto, oven roasted tomatoes, pine nuts, grilled cheese crouton, red wine vinaigrette

Salad Lyonnaise*
Spring mix, goat cheese, Poached Eggs, bacon, warm Croutons, Dijon Vinaigrette

Grilled Spicy Shrimp
Sticky Rice, Dipping Sauce

Crab Cake
Pan-Fried Lump Crab, Smoked Paprika Remoulade, Petite Salad

Stuffed Piquillo Peppers*
Warm cheese Filled Roasted Red Peppers, Arugula Pesto, Crostini

Entrees

Rosemary Roasted Chicken*
Mashed Potatoes, Sautéed Spinach & Herbed Pan Sauce

Surf & Turf*
Petite Tenderloin of Beef, Grilled Shrimp, Maitre’D Hotel Butter, Bacon-Scallion mashed Potatoes

Braised Short Ribs
Palms Puree, Poached Carrots, Grilled Leeks

Fresh Fettuccine with Maine Lobster
Fresh Lobster Meat, Cognac, Fresh Herb Americaine Sauce

Grilled Hawaiian Fish
Fresh Imported Hawaiian Fish, Rice, Vegetables

Vegetarian Offering
Pure Deliciousness

Desserts

Miniature European Pastries
Assorted Petite Pastry Selection

Fondue for Two
Petite Pastry Selection

Forecasted menu for Valentine’s Day, February 14th 2014. Menu subject to change without notice. There are two seating times; Seating is at 6pm and 8pm.
Date: 2014-02-14
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Valentine’s Sweetheart Tea

Title: Valentine’s Sweetheart Tea
Location: Wenham Tea House
Link out: Click here
Description: We are holding a very special Valentine’s Sweetheart Tea on Sunday, February 9th from 3:30-5:00pm. We are welcoming back Carol Littlefield McIntyre, from ‘Harp for All Occasions’ (www.carolmcintyre.org) to strum beautiful harp music as you enjoy a fine selection of sparkling wine Poinsettias, loose leaf tea, delicious tea sandwiches and decadent sweet goods.

Price is $35 per person and does not include tax or gratuity. Reservations 978-468-1398.
Start Time: 15:30
Date: 2014-02-09
End Time: 17:00
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