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Issue 18 ~ January 2015
A Note From Chef Brian 

Welcome Home Erin and Joe!

by Brian Helleberg

Back in March of 2014, Fleurie and Petit Pois were blessed with the additions of Joseph Scala as our General Manager and Erin Barbour Scala as our Beverage Director and Event Coordinator. Welcoming them to our restaurants was a dream come true for me and a grand homecoming for them. Both spent formative years in Charlottesville and both previously worked at Fleurie-- Joe as a host, food runner, and server from 2002-2004, and Erin as a server and business manager from 2006-2008. 

Those of you who have been in to see us recently have undoubtedly noticed the countless improvements to our ambience, service, and beverage programs. What you may not have noticed is the joy and freedom their presences have afforded me. It is truly an honor and a pleasure to work with such talented people! Now, as the calendar turns to a new year, I am ecstatic to announce that Joe has joined the business as my partner. 

Our partnership is the culmination of over 10 years of friendship, mutual respect, and a common vision of just how great our restaurants can become. It promises to steer Fleurie and Petit Pois forward on a path of stability, improvement, and most of all, fun! Moreover, we are committed to growing our business and very much look forward to doing so in the coming year. 

If you haven't yet had the opportunity to meet Erin and Joseph, please stop in and say hello. I'm certain you'll be as happy as I am that they are once again part of the Charlottesville community and a part of our small family of restaurants.  

-Brian, Chef/Owner

 Upcoming Wine Dinners

Languedoc-Roussillon Wine Dinner
at Petit Pois Bistro (Fleurie's Sister Restaurant)
January 14th, 2015 ~ Wednesday
6:30pm ~ $59/pp 
taste through some of the gems of Southern France
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Clos Saron Winemaker Dinner
at Fleurie with winemaker Gideon Beinstock
January 19th, 2015 ~ Monday
6:30pm ~ $89/pp 
Gideon Beinstock presents some of his breathtaking California wines
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Laherte Freres Champagne Dinner
at Fleurie with winemaker Aurelien Laherte
March 16th, 2015 ~ Monday
7:00pm ~ $120/pp 
Aurelien, one of three brothers who make these wines, will be in town to present his family's unforgettable Champagnes. We will have some interesting verticals to try among other bubbly treats... 
Full menu will be announced about 1 month prior. 
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RSVP to any of our special dinners:
Phone Fleurie at 434.971.7800
Email us at: fleurieevents@gmail.com
Moments from 2014!

When we got a few rabbits from Polyface Farm, this was the delicious special:
 
Our patio was quite the shady place to rest this past summer...



During asparagus season, there is only one thing to do: 
 

An Arctic Char dish from our current menu:
  
A beautiful wedding table from this past July:


We hope your 2014 was wonderful...
We hope to see you all soon...

Happy New Year!
In This Issue
Letter from the Chef
Wine Dinners
Review of 2014
Valentine's Day

Chef Brian has a delectable Valentine's Day tasting menu planned. We hope to see you on the 14th!

$79/pp 
Valentine's Day Tasting Menu

For reservations, call
434-971-7800 
   
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Restaurant Week

We are participating in Restaurant Week 2015!
1/24 - 1/31

$36/pp 
3-course 
Tasting Menu

For reservations, call
434-971-7800 
   
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Charlottesville, VA 
434-971-7800

 
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