February 11, 2015

LXV Lounge asks: What’s your February Fantasy?

Welcome to your Valentine’s Headquarters, all month long!

Why stop at one single day of pleasure? Go ahead. Immerse yourself in sumptuous temptation that lingers on and on.  Awaken the fire that burns within with an illustrious month-long lineup of exquisite delicacies, arousing wine exclusives, and sensual soirees.

Taste our newest temptations Valentine’s Day Feb. 14
The heat is most certainly this Valentine’s Day thanks to LXV’s two new releases—one flirty, the other sinfully devious. Club members are invited to try both alongside decadent pairings at our downtown Paso lounge this Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14. Yes—fulfil your most flavorful fantasies this February with LXV.

A whirlwind of sangiovese, syrah, grenache, merlot and viognier, our 2014 Heart Note Rose—inspired by the Kama Sutra art of perfuming—is blushing with love-at-first-sight loveliness and alluring fresh acidity.

A little naughty and always exciting, our 2013 Crimson Jewel is a powerful blend of sangiovese and petite sirah that smolders with captivating depth and pulsing, fruit-driven vitality.

Pair it all with a sizzling LXV soiree
What could be more delicious for you and your lover than sampling our two fabulous new wine releases alongside superb culinary creations provided by master chefs and local celebs Brigit Binns and Maggie Cameron? Club members: mark your calendars for this Saturday, Feb. 14th (1-5 p.m.; $30; club only) and tell the baby sitter not to wait up. An exclusive Kama Sutra Evening at the Lounge after party (7-9 p.m.; free for club members) will commence for those looking to prolong the flirty fun even further.

Embrace romance with LXV’s February events

Naughty nibbles: Attend our THO Pre Valentine Tasting Feb. 11
Like an experienced lover, Thomas Hill Organics Executive Chef Chris Manning knows what he’s doing. Experience his masterful skill for yourself at LXV’s Wed, Feb. 11th Pre Valentine Tasting unfolding at the dimly-lit, swanky THO Lounge in downtown Paso Robles (5:30-8:30 p.m.;$28/pp). Mingle, nibble, and explore two stunning renditions of quail paired with our new 2014 Heart Note Rose and 2013 Crimson Jewel.

Spice It up with a “Fifty Shades of Grey” Screening Feb. 12
Are you curious? Perhaps just a little bit? Then don’t miss LXV’s sexy screening of the hotly-anticipated global phenomenon at the Parks Cinemas in downtown Paso Robles this Feb. 12th (7-10 p.m.; $15/pp; Afterparty at LXV Lounge). Pair the whole experience with frisky spices (and a dash of hunky Mr. Grey) for an all-out exploratory romp.

Get ‘in the mood’ each weekend with Tantric Bites Fri-Sun
Every weekend this February, nosh on our lavish Tantric Bites at LXV Lounge. Every Friday-Sunday, you’ll sample four wines paired with caviar, foie gras, and chocolate ($35pp/$27 club) in a plush, elegant setting created to transcend the ordinary and ignite the senses.

Don’t be shy. For all the dirty details, head to http://www.lxvwine.com/images/newsletter/Valentine2015.html

January 6, 2015

Tantric Bites for Restaurant Month at LXV Wine Lounge

A brisk stroll through fallen oak leaves as you brace a cozy cashmere sweater, a crackling fire warming your feet as you indulge in the pages of a well-worn novel and a lover’s soft caress, a bite into the supple creaminess of aged brie with a sip of a delicate, yet assertive, Pinot Noir — aren't everyday pleasures heightened when experienced together? 

To heighten your experience of January Restaurant Month, we encourage you to sip, nibble, and perhaps even gasp in ecstasy. 

"Wine is living. It has infinite flavors and aromas; When paired with a bite that helps discover layers of its depth and complexity, the wine unveils itself slowly, heightening your senses with every whiff and sip" says Neeta Mittal, founder of LXV Wine and emphatic believer that there is nothing more sensory than wine. "Well, almost nothing" she adds coyly. "You smell more, you taste more, and your feel more—much like a lover's touch!"

Experience this sensory journey at our plush downtown Paso Robles LXV Lounge. We’ll be serving up titillating Tantric Bites every weekend this month for maximum flavor arousal. Curated by our resident Sommelier, Samantha Payette, you will savor: 

o   Infatuation: LXV Dark Romance with Pepper Shooters: Cherry Peppers stuffed with aged provolone and prosciutto.
o   Intimacy: LXV Rising Tempo with pan forte.
o   Surrender: Crimson Jewel with cranberry spiced goat cheese rolled in smoked duck breast.
o   Ecstasy: LXV Secret Craving with black truffle pate on petit toast with cornichon.

Reserve your spot at: https://www.eventbrite.com/myevent?eid=15159436282

No time to drop by? Engage in a little pleasurable palate play in the comfort of your own kitchen. Pick up a few cheeses of varying flavors (sharp cheddar, pungent munster, creamy goat) and pop open a bottle of red and white wine—any varietal will do.

Now, for the fun part: Blindfold your partner and let the feasting begin. When your partner lets out a little sigh of joy, you’ll know you’ve hit a high note. We might even try this at the Lounge! 

After all, Restaurant Month at LXV Lounge is about more than following any strict “code” of pairing. It’s about unlocking the powerful and playful nature of life’s most delicious experiences.

So, this cold season, allow warm spices, earthy foods, luxuriating wine, and intoxicating company envelope you in a warm desire. 

About Hayley Thomas: Hayley Thomas is a San Luis Obispo freelance writer who loves exploring the stories and faces behind the best local food and wine. Follow her offbeat culinary adventures at HayleyThomas.com