Miramonte. What can I say they have created a stunning atmosphere. Michael got hooked on their Sangria the first time we stopped by and we both fell in love with the artistic atmosphere. Since our last visit they have expanded the patio and added some wonderful cheese and charcuterie platters. These are not cheese and sausage plates. These are stunning natural wood boards filled with artisan cheeses, meats, fruits, nuts, dips, olives… So as we were a little hungry we headed over a little early for the evenings music on the patio. We did a tasting and ordered a charcuterie platter and when it was ready headed out to procure a couch with a heater on the patio. The bar on the patio was opening so we could get our tasting there. After finding a spot and indulging in our charcuterie we were joined by the Miramonte host Mojo. We met Mojo on our last visit and he was but a puppy then, he has grown quite a bit. Over the course of the evening, between greeting guests on arrival, he came and curled up in the couch across from us for a little rest (being a host is hard work). It was getting a little chilly and the talent for the night showed up (and threw a little diva fit as he entered the patio with his gear). With the cold and the complaining talent they moved the music inside. Unfortunately, all the seats inside were full by now and we did leave early. But it was a lovely evening regardless. The wine here is good, the atmosphere stunning with a spectacular view. We did of course snap some photos. This place doesn’t take a bad photo. Enjoy!
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