Carmel Cafe & Wine Bar's 12 Wines of Christmas Features Unique Wine Offerings Nightly

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Enjoy Specially Priced Seasonal Selection of Red & White Wines at Carmel Café & Wine Bar Restaurants

Traditional Holiday Tasting Event Features Selections from the World’s Finest Vineyards Nightly Dec. 13 – 24

TAMPA, FL – The popular 12 Wines of Christmas nightly wine tasting event returns to all Carmel Café & Wine Bar locations beginning Dec. 13 with a different wine offered at a decreasing price through Christmas Eve.

Select wines from some of the world’s finest vineyards will be offered from 5 p.m. until closing for 12 consecutive nights at all Carmel Cafe locations.

“The 12 Wines of Christmas has become a tradition that our guests look forward to because it offers them an opportunity to enjoy some outstanding wines for an exceptional price,” said Terry Ryan, a founding partner of Carmel Café.

Featured wines are as follows:

12/13 $12 Silver Oak, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley 2007

12/14 $11 Faust by Quintessa, Napa Valley 2009

12/15 $10 Belle Glos Clark & Telephone, Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara 2010

12/16 $9 William Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2010

12/17 $8 Starmont by Merryvale Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2008

12/18 $7 Klinker Brick Syrah, Ferrah Vineyard, Lodi 2010

12/19 $6 Meiomi, Belle Glos Pinot Noir, Sonoma/Monterey/Santa Barbara 2010

12/20 $5 Cloudline Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, 2009

12/21 $4 Petite Petit by Michael & David, Lodi 2009

12/22 $3 Elsa Bianchi Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2010

12/23 $2 Parallele 45, Cotes du Rhone France 2009

12/24 $1 Jean-Louis Brut de Blanc, France NV 

Carmel Café’s signature cuisine is described as Mod Med, a modern interpretation of foods and flavors traditionally associated with Mediterranean countries such as Italy, Spain, France, Greece and Morocco. The menu includes seasonal dishes that highlight produce and other ingredients when they are freshest and most flavorful.

In addition to enjoying the Mod Med cuisine served exclusively at Carmel Café & Wine Bar, diners may choose from a global selection of wines designed to easily mix and match with the menu. Wines can also be customized according to serving size, with many available in three-, six- and nine-ounce pours or by the bottle. The full service bar also offers specialty cocktails and mixed drinks.

Customized MenuPads placed at diners’ fingertips offer an inviting, interactive way to view images and descriptions of each dish, learn about wines from around the world, create pairings based on personal preferences or control the pacing of food and wine orders.

In addition to dinner nightly from 5 p.m., a prix fixe dinner menu is offered two nights a week and an After 5 @ Carmel menu is available weeknights. Five featured wines, five featured martinis and five featured Mod Med small plates are offered for just $5 each. In addition, two-for-one well drinks are also served from 5 – 7 p.m.

The prix fixe “Dinner for Two” available Sundays and Mondays lets two guests create a customized, four-course meal for a combined cost of $24.95.

Carmel Café & Wine Bar restaurants are open for lunch 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. Locations also offer brunch from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

All Tampa Bay restaurant locations in Countryside, Carollwood, Sarasota and South Tampa serve dinner 5 - 10 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 5 – 9 p.m. on Sundays. 

Carmel Café & Wine Bars are located at: 2548 McMullen Booth Road (Northwood Plaza) in Clearwater, 14306 North Dale Mabry Highway (Landmark Plaza) in Tampa, 8433 Cooper Creek Blvd. (Shoppes at University Center) in Sarasota and 3601 W. Swann Avenue in South Tampa.

For more information, go to: http://www.carmelcafe.com.


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