Make Your Rezy’s Now!!!

If it’s July then I know one thing for sure and that is “CORN” Prix-Fixe is happening at Carpe Vino!  This is the baby that kicked off our ever so successful Prix-Fixe series which started back in 2011!  Four years later…the Carpe Vino Prix-Fixe dinner series is stronger than ever and looking at this NEW menu, it’s going to be another smashing success!  Chef Alexander doesn’t skimp on the details so don’t think for a second that this is just some recycled menu from last year!  Gaze below because we have the entire menu posted…oh snap…my mouth is watering at “Mexican Street Corn” (how about you PEG?!?).  “Everything Corn” kicks off on Tuesday, July 28th continuing through Sunday, August 2nd!  Reservations are a must and our “do everything man” Spencer is waiting at the phone for your call 530-823-0320!  Don’t feel like talkin…that’s cool…just click the banner above or the link below and be transported to OPENTABLE where you can pick your date and time!  Be on the lookout next week for a more detailed description from the Chef!

First Course (choice of one):
Grilled “Mexican Street Corn” Tostada
Seared Albacore Tuna, Guacamole, Cotija Crema
New England Style Clambake
Baby Corn, Marble Potato, Spicy Sausage, Corn Cob-Beer Broth
Creamed Corn Hush Puppies
Sorghum Braised Bacon, Heirloom Tomato Jam

Second Course (choice of one):
Thai Corn and Coconut Milk Soup
Lemongrass Poached Chicken, Kaffir Lime, Chile Oil
Raw Corn Chopped Salad
Farmers Market Vegetables, Sheep Milk Cheese, Cornmeal Croutons

Main Course (choice of one):
Seared Dayboat Scallops
Popcorn Puree, Charred Okra, Corn Shoots, Cherry Tomato
Corn Whiskey Brined Ham Chop
Creamed Hominy, Pecans, Dried Cherry, Redeye Gravy
White Soy Braised Muscovy Duck Leg
Corn-Scallion Pancakes, Shishito Peppers, Huitlacoche

Dessert Course (choice of one):
Warm Dark Chocolate Budino
White Corn Gelato, Sea Salt Caramel Popcorn
Sweet Corn Panna Cotta
Summer Fruit, Corn Tuile, Lemon Verbena

Vegetarian Options Available  — Substitutions Politely Declined


Raffine Chocolates…YUM!


Only sold in the Carpe Vino Wine Bar or “To-Go!”

OHHHH BOY…chocolates are back at the Carpe Vino wine bar and I bet you can’t eat just one!!!  A little history lesson first.  A few years back we use to carry Dorado Chocolates which were based out of Reno but had a satellite chocolate shop located in downtown Grass Valley.  They were a great treat and sold very well at Carpe Vino until the family decided to retire and shut their doors.  We didn’t really look for a replacement since we supply are own desserts at Carpe Vino but would be open to the opportunity if it arose.  Well…fast forward to last month when owner/sales/marketing extraordinaire Jim Keady of Raffine Chocolate based in Newcastle walked into Carpe Vino.  Our talk led to a visit to his beautiful shop located across the parking lot from Denny’s at the Newcastle exit where I was able to do a little reconnaissance and of course TASTING to see if this would be a good fit for CV!  Raffine Chocolate is top notch…with an immaculately clean state-of-the-art kitchen.  Along with their top-notch equipment, imported directly from France, they have Mona Keady, Jim’s wife and chocolatier for Raffine.  Her passion and expertise goes into every piece of chocolate she makes.  And let me tell you folks, if you think all chocolates are alike…don’t walk, run to Raffine and not only taste BUT see the difference.  It’s folks like the Keady’s who put their entire heart and soul into their product that brings it to the level of perfection!  So…they passed my test and now we have the following for sale (can be shipped when temperatures are cooler):

Raffine “Wine Lovers” Chocolate Confections Nine Piece Tasting Assortment – $14.50/box  Consisting of Espresso, Palet d’Or and Cabernet (3 pieces each)


Raffine Palet d’ Or & Cabernet Ganache Quartet (4pk) – $9.75/box (2 pieces each)


Raffine Cabernet & Dark Chocolate Ganache (w/white chocolate shell) Quartet (4pk)  – $9.75/box (2 pieces each)


Raffine Caramel Ganache & Caramel Fleur de Sel Quartet (4pk)  – 9.75/box (2 pieces each)


Raffine Palet d’ Or Ganache & Caramel Fleur de Sel Quartet (4pk) – $9.75/box (2 pieces each)



- Chocolate is like wine and must be stored properly.  Per the Keady’s recommendation and your satisfaction these chocolates are kept in a temperature controlled unit set between 60*F-68*F.

All chocolates are for sale and can be consumed in the Carpe Vino Wine Bar only.  Chocolate sales for dining room consumption are not permissible.

If you made it this far…check out how they are packaged!

Carpe Vino will be closed July 4th – July 6th!

4th of July

There are only a few days a year we close the doors at CV, but July 4th is always one that we feel the entire hard-working staff should be able to enjoy with their friends and families.  Carpe Vino will be closed starting tomorrow July 4th and reopening Tuesday, July 7th! From all of us here at Carpe Vino we wish you a wonderful and safe July 4th weekend!

Drew, gary & the CV Crew!

More information
Carpe Vino (Find Us) 1568 Lincoln Way Auburn, CA 95603
Phone Number: 530-823-0320
Get Directions to Carpe Vino
Bar & Restaurant Hours Tuesday - Saturday
4:00pm - 10:00 p.m.
Closed: Sunday and Monday
Dining Room Hours Tuesday - Saturday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Closed: Sunday and Monday
Make A Reservation Guests must be 21 years of age or older.
Reservations are suggested for preferred seating, especially on weekends.