Before we attended the Grapevine Christmas Wine Train last week, we had dinner at Farina's Winery and Cafe on Main Street. I had never been here before and have I ever been missing out.
Once you walk in, you will know exactly what I'm talking about. First of all, the atmosphere is amazing. Exposed brick, rustic, warm colors, decorations, and check out the lighting (above). It's one of those places where the size of the restaurant is just right, you feel so comfortable. We sat in a room off the back, check out these photos. Love, love, love! Let's bring a little history into the restaurant!
Now, to be completely honest, I think I knew I was going to like this place as soon as I walked in so it's probably a little bias but we all know the food is the real taste test! Heck, we didn't even start off with food, we started off with a frozen sangria. Now, I'm just going to say - try one and tell me how you like it. It was better than it looks (and it looks pretty darn good)!
I'm a fan of the menu size. Not too big, not too small with a good variety - just right so you don't feel overwhelmed with the options but each and every one sound so good that it still makes it a little hard to pick from! I went with the Shrimp Scampi and a house salad. I recommend the house salad just so you can get the dressing, it's so delicious. I'm pretty sure you can put it on anything.
The Shrimp Scampi. The Alfredo sauce on the pasta is so creamy. It literally feels like it's melting in your mouth. The shrimp... I don't even know where to begin. The shrimp is coated in bread crumbs and sits in a garlic butter sauce. The sauce is made to perfection. It doesn't feel really buttery or oily, it's the perfect combination and provides a savory taste to the shrimp.
If you are looking for a place to catch up with friends or a new place for date night, head on over. I have a feeling you won't be disappointed.