Sunday at Tonno

Good Morning Gloucester

Last Sunday we decided to go to Tonno and try out the Sunday dinner special featuring an appetizer and an entree for a fixed price. GMG Jimmy had the eggplant appetizer and I had the shrimp bruschetta. They were each amazing and nearly a meal to themselves.

I chose chicken parmigiana and Jim ordered spaghetti with meatballs and sausage. We were not disappointed. Lovely evening out! Thanks Tonno for bringing back some of Jim’s childhood memories in an Italian household.

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Savour’s 2019 Fall Holiday Grand Wine Tasting November 10th!

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So it’s that time again – The Grand Fall Tasting is Here!
Sunday, Nov. 10
at Savour from 1 – 5 p.m.
(First hour for Wine Club Members Only)
Over 80 wines to taste!
 artisanal cheeses, charcuterie, olives, bread and more . . . .
to sample while you sip and savour your way around the globe!
10% off 6 bottles
15% off 12 or more
Complimentary!  ($5.00 suggested donation to Pathways for Children)
For the first time, we are publishing the list ahead so you can look it over and make a plan to taste exactly what you are looking for.  Also, feel free to come in and see me before Sunday, Nov. 10 if you would like personalized suggestions.   Please print out the list and pass it along or email it to as many wine-loving friends as you can think of.  This is a great opportunity to make this holiday season special with some rare and incredible wines!  At savings of 10% on 6 bottles and 15% on 12 or more, this is a remarkable deal – just in time for the holidays!
Fall Grand Tasting 2019, List of Wines
Harry Zarkades – Main Street Wines (Table 1A)
Haton Champagne Blanc de Blanc Brut, NV, France
            Fiou Sancerre, 2018, France
            Panther Creek Pinot Gris, 2016, Oregon
            Turtle Rock Willow White, 2017, Oregon
            Panther Creek Pinot Noir, 2016, Oregon
Musset-Roullier Anjou Rouge, 2017, France
Turtle Rock Plum Orchard Red blend, 2016, CA
Bookmark Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009, CA
Chris Hoffman- Oz Wines (Table 1B)
            Avinyo Petillant Blanc, 2018, Spain
Yvonne Saumur Blanc, 2017, France
            Schoenheitz Riesling Herrrenrebe, 2016, France
            Ovum “Off the Grid” Cedar Ranch Vineyard Riesling, 2017, Oregon
            Abouriou Cotes du Marmandais Carignan, 2016, France
            Arnoux Savigny-les-Beaune Les Pimentiers Burgundy, 2015, France
            Schoenheitz Pinot Noir, 2018, France
            Scagliola Frem Barbera d’Asti, 2016, Italy
Casey Gruttadauria- Ideal Wines (Table 2A)
            Campagnoni Franciacorta Saten, 2014, Italy
Ardoisières Silice Blanc IGP Allobroges, 2018, France
Clair St Aubin 1er Cru Sous Roche Dumay, 2017, France
Amplify ‘Subliminal’ Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018, CA
Clos De La Brosse Saint Amour, 2017, France
Closerie des Alisiers Marsannay Vieilles Vignes, 2017, France
La Bouysse Roc-Long Corbières, 2015, France
            Selvapiana Chianti Rufina, 2018, Italy
Danny Giddings – Classic Wines (Table 2B)
            Moncontour Dry Sparkling Vouvray, NV, France
            Villa Wolf Pinot Gris, 2017, Germany
            Errazuriz Chardonnay, 2017, Chile
Olianas Vermentino, 2018, Italy
Villebois Menetou-Salon Rouge, 2015, France
Donati Claret, 2015, CA
Honig Bartolucci Cabernet, 2015, CA
Leacock’s Madeira Tinta Negra Doce, 2001, 500 ml, Portugal
Anthony Sciarappa – Carolina Wines (Table 3A)
Terras Gauda O Rosal, 2018, Spain
Neyers Sonoma County Chardonnay, 2018, CA
Forman Napa Valley Chardonnay, 2017, CA
Patrimonio Giacometti Red, 2016, France
Neyers Sage Canyon Red, 2017, CA
Paul Autard Chateauneuf-du-Pape, 2015, France
Shafer TD-9 Napa Vally Red, 2016, CA
Far Niente Dolce, 2012, CA
Bob McVicker – Masciarelli Wines (Table 3B)
Janny Meursault “Flamoise” Chardonnay, Burgundy, 2015, France
            FiveVintner’s Admiral’s Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, 2017, CA
            Schiopetto Friulano Collio, 2016, Italy
            Cave de Turckheim Pinot Blanc, 2018, France
            Belpoggio Rosso di Montalcino, 2016, Italy
            Chateau Pindefleurs St. Emilion Grand Cru, 2016, France
            Del Fin del Mundo “Special Blend,” 2016, Argentina
            Beppe Marino Bramusa Brachetto, 2018, Italy
Gary Ballard – MS Walker (Table 4A)
Akakies Kir-Yianni Sparkling Rosé, 2018, Greece
Granbazan Albarino Verde, 2017, Spain
Chateau Fuissé Pouilly-Fuissé Grand Cru Chardonnay, Burgundy, FR
Cooper Mountain Biodynamic Pinot Gris, 2016, Oregon
Abbazia di Novacella Pinot Nero, 2018, Italy
Fontanabianca Barbaresco, 2016, Italy
642 Maremma Toscana Rosso Riserva, 2016, Italy
Cogno Dolcetto d’ Alba, 2018, Italy
Michael Bonilla – Horizon Beverages (Table 4B)
            Villa Sandi Sparkling Rosato, NV, Italy
Domaine Bichot Long-Depaquit Chablis, 2016, France
Villa Matilde Fiano di Avelino, 2018, Italy
Fernandez Tinto Pesquera Crianza, 2014, Spain
Tamarack Cellars Merlot, 2015, Washington State
Vall Llach Embruix Priorat, 2016, Spain
Browne Family Cabernet, 2015, Washington State
            Donnafugata Passito di Pantelleria, 2016, 375 ml, Italy
Now is the time to join the Wine Club!
For a forever one-time fee of $20.00, members:
Get early access, with few crowds and great selection at our Grand Tastings.  (First hour is Wine Club members only).
Always receive 10% off 6 bottles and 15% of 12 bottles or more.
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Also – we are getting low on these bags.  They cost us almost $3.00 each, so if you are piling them up, please return all but 2 you can reuse.  We even give you $1.00 off your purchase for each bag you bring back.  So you get an extra discount for returning something free!  What’s a better deal than that?!!
Holiday Season Hours
Tuesday – Friday – 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday – 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday (now open) noon – 4 pm
also open Monday, Nov. 25 – 11 am – 6 pm
and Monday December 23, 11 am – 6 pm
Savour Wine and Cheese, 76 Prospect Street, Gloucester, MA 01930


Minglewood + Serenitee = great date night!

Good Morning Gloucester

I got my annual Serenitee email which added a free entree AND dessert to my card in celebration of my October birthday; which coincided perfectly with my plan to have dinner at Minglewood over the weekend. Our server Jamie expertly delivered our drinks, appetizer, meals and dessert. It was a delightful experience, made even better by a nearly 40% reduction in our final bill! A wonderful date night for us. It’s a no brained….get your own Serenitee card today!

Blood Orange Margarita (yum) and wine:

Fried pickles accompanied by a dill dip (genius move):

Baked Haddock and Baked Seafood Casserole:

Flourless Chocolate Torte:

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Savour Wine & Cheese 5-Course Wine Dinner


A Culinary Evening in Campania, it
The Food & Wine of Italy’s Famed Almalfi Coast
Special guest …Italian Wine Ambassador &
Native Campanian, Ciro Pirone.        
In the Savour kitchen, Chef Matt Beach &
Sous Chef Anthony Sciarappa.
  Sunday, October 20th 
seating at 6:30 PMPer favore, Siediti
Seating is limited to 48 diners.  Please reserve by clicking here now or calling Kathleen, Courtney, Bridget @ 978-282-1455
in five courses
Bruschetta on Crostini
Polpette (Meatballs)
Wine: Villa Matilde Falanghina ‘Rocca dei Leoni’
Breseaola on Arugula
Wine: Villa Matilde Aglianico
Pasta Course
Pasta alle Vongle (clams) Bianco
Wine: Villa Matilde Fiano di Avellino Docg
Main Course
Pesce (Cod) con Puttanesca
Wine: Villa Matilde Falerno del Massico Doc
Panna Cotta with Limoncello glaze
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Savour is transformed into a comfortable, festive fine dining venue for this special occasion 
Prix Fixe Wine Dinner  $85 per diner – all inclusive: dinner + wine + gratuity
Who: Wine Pairings Selected By Kathleen Morgan PhD, Wine Merchant + Owner
How: Reservations please call Kathleen, Courtney, Bridget @ 978-282-1455 or
online @ > Online Store > An Evening in Campania
Where: Savour Wine & Cheese, 56 Prospect Street, Gloucester MA
Parking: Directly behind Savour in their private lot and on-street


Savour Wine & Cheese 5-Part Wine Education Series


Become A Wine Expert: 5-Part Wine Series

Presenter: Kathleen Powers Morgan, Ph.D.

Beginning Thursday, October 3rd

             2019 Northshore Magazine BONS Winner “Best Wine Selection”  

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Register by calling Kathleen or Courtney @ 978 282-1455

Or go to:

Your Wine Learning Experience Includes:

Trending what’s new and exciting in the wine world

Making a $10 wine taste like a $40 wine…in minutes.

Saving as much as 300% on your restaurant wine selections.

Choosing the best values in shopping for wine, saving at least 10% on every purchase.

Selecting wines that will pair well with food, elevating taste, enhancing your enjoyment

Maximizing the experience: understanding how to evaluate wine for color, aroma, taste and even faults. Learning about the impact on taste of different vintages, choosing stemware, decanting, serving temperature and much more.

Kathleen shares her expertise from her years of hands-on experience with retail shops, four-star restaurants, wine distributors, importers, innovative vintners world-wide and as a

certified sommelier.

Five Classes Curriculum:

  1. Tasting Wine, evaluating wine using techniques from the Court of Master Sommeliers,
  2. White Wine Varietals,
  3. Red Wine Varietals,
  4. Wine Know-How: Storage, Buying, Restaurant Ordering, BYOB Etiquette, Decanting, Choosing Stemware, Vintages, Proper Serving Temperature
  5. Wine and Food Pairings: taste-testing combinations

Tuition: $250.00 for 5-classes includes: notebooks, instructional handouts, vintage charts, food, and quality wines to taste each week.

How: Register by calling Kathleen or Courtney @ 978 282-1455

Or go to:

When: Five consecutive Thursdays in October -3,10,17, 24, 31 – Class time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Where: Savour Wine & Cheese, 76 Prospect St. Gloucester

Parking: directly behind Savour. + The class is limited to 12 people + Register by Sept. 30th

For My Restaurant Friends -Walt Kolenda’s Absolute Liquidation Auction Tuesday June 25th


Absolute Liquidation Auction of Restaurant Supply Co.


 · Hosted by Cape Ann Auction
25 6th St, Chelsea, MA 02150-2422, United States
Absolute Liquidation Auction
Tuesday, June 25th 11am /Inspection 9-11am
25 Sixth Street Chelsea, MA 02150
of Restaurant Equipment Supply Store – Seidman Brother’s Inc /
In Business for 68 years!
1000+ lots estimated to be sold!


NEW EQUIPMENT & SMALL WARES: True TS-49-2-G-2Reach In Ref, Turbo Air SS Single DR Ref, Maximum SS Single Dr Ref, Turbo Air TST-48SD-18 Ref Sand Unit, Turbo Air 2 Dr 58” Back Bar Ref, Comb. Walk-In Cooler – Freezer 8’ X 16’, Royal 36” Gas Range, Seidmen 2 & 1Hole Wok’s, Royal 15” SS Fryer, Pitco 15” SS Fryer, Star 2 Basket C/T Fryer, Royal 12” Char-Broiler, SS 2 Bay Electric Steam Table, SS 5 Bay Steam Table, Savory D/T Toaster, Black Soup Warmer, Precision Rotisserie, Star Hot Fudge Warmer, (6) Assorted Size SS Equipment Table, (6) Assorted Size SS Table, Metro Shelving, (8) Assorted SS W/M Hand Sinks, (12) Assorted Size 2 & 3 Bay SS Sinks, (10) Assorted Size Grease Traps, Electric Bar Glass Washer, 16” Bar Blender Sink, 12” Bar Hand Sink, Cocktail Sinks, 3’ SS Hood, 10’ SS Hood W/ Make-up Air,
Large Amounts: Utensils, Ladles, Colanders, SS Bowls, SS Hotel Pans, SS Inserts, Large Stock Pots, Pots, Pans, Sauté Pans, Strainers, Sheet Pans, Water Pitchers, Coffee Thermos, Black Plastic Hotel Pan, SS Pails, Ice Cream Scoops, Skews, Cutting Boards, Sifters, Assorted stick on Signs, 200+ Cases Buffalo China, Glassware, Silverware, Complete Bar & back Bar, Booths Plus More.
USED EQUIPMENT: (11) Hoshizaki Combination Ice Mach & Dispenser, Taylor Single Head Soft Serve Mach, Stoelting 3 Head C/T Soft Serve Mach, 6’ & 8’ Open Produce Case, 5’ Mega Top Sand Unit, Turbo Air SS 2 DR Ref, Silver King Salad Crisper, True 2 Glass Dr Back Bar Ref, Turbo Air 6’ Sand Unit, Bev-Air 27” U/C Ref, 2 Bay D/I Ref Unit, Star Ultra Max 36” Char-Broiler, Radiance 48” Ultra Max Grill, 36” Gas Grill, Wolf 24” Gas Grill, Southbend 24” Gas Grill, Garland 2 Burner Range W/ 36” Grill and 1 Oven, Vulcan 6 Burner Range, Southbend 48 ‘ Over Head Broiler, Double Blodgett Conv. Oven, Single Blodgett Conv Oven, Garland Air Deck Pizza Oven, (2) Vulcan SS Fryer, Select SS Fryer, Star 2 Basket Electric Fryer, Robot Coup CL52, Fagor U/C Dish Mach, (2) SS 3 Bay Pot Sink, SS Tables, Bakers Racks, Assorted Metro Shelving, Exhaust Fans, (5) Sets Molded Form Booths , (6) Solid Butcher Block 24” X 24” Tables, (2) Solid Butcher Block 24” X 48” Tables (25) Assorted Size Table Tops, Small Lots Assorted Bar Stools, (20) Red Metal D.R. Chairs, (20) Outside Alum. Chairs,
ANTIQUES: Brass Antique Working Cash Register, Antique Regal Super 22 – 25 cent Slot Machine, Rowe Juke Box 200 sections 45’s, Plus much more!


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Castaways Vintage Cafe, 20 Rogers Street, #GloucesterMA opens May 22

Good Morning Gloucester

New cafe and retail shop, Castaways Vintage Cafe, 20 Rogers Street (former Rogers St entrance to Dog Bar.) The Be Sargent’s Judith Sargent Murray mural is off to the right as you enter.

Above – exterior of new business- “Bohemian style cafe offering Killa Koffee, Beautiful Acai Bowls, & Vibin’ Vintage clothing”

Below – Before snapshots exterior parking lot view back to Main St (2012/2018)

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Yella on the Water 25 Western Ave / Stacy Boulevard opening soon

Good Morning Gloucester

The exterior transformation by RePro General Constuction & Design Services ( for Danielle and Carlo Berdahn’s new Mediterranean bistro, Yella on the Water, is moving right along (in the former Morning Glory space) on Stacy Boulevard.

 Before (2013)  vs. construction underway (May 2019)

Sept 9 2013 Morning Glory ©c ryan 2013

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They opened Yella Grille in Andover  (and catering) ten years ago.

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Minglewood Harborside

Good Morning Gloucester

We decided to stop for dinner at the new Minglewood Harborside and check things out. As you have heard, a complete makeover of the inside was recently completed so we were curious. It was far too rainy and dreary to try the new outdoor seating so we had an inside table. The large bar area dominates the main room and it is something! Several people were seated at the bar watching the TVs and playing Trivia and having wings that were on special (Tuesday’s). There are outlets at the bar for customer convenience….how smart is that?

We ordered the Orange Chicken and Haddock Burrito which we enjoyed so much there were no leftovers.

And, as you see above, don’t forget your Serenitee card! (Have we mentioned the Serenitee card is free?) Thanks, Minglewood Harborside, we’ll be back soon to try the outdoor tables.

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