It’s time to break out your flip-flops and Hawaiian shirts – summer is here! Join us for beach-themed food, music, and decor… not to mention peach bellinis and our famous wine cocktails. Wear your favorite beachwear and get ready to party! 5:00-10:00 PM each night, Thursday June 20 – Saturday June 22.
We are proud to bring you the music of Leguitar (Howard Le) on June 29th. He is a professional classical, Spanish, and traditional guitarist and composer.
Mr. Le believes “life creates music, and music enhances life”. Because of this, he pursues music as “an ambition to bring more happiness to life” (Leguitar.com). He has been devoting his life to music for the last 30 years and has been playing guitar, composing, and arranging his whole life.
He has been a member of the New York City Classical Guitar Society, the Amateur Classical Music Association, and the September Concert Foundation of New York City. Mr. Le has performed at Carnegie Hall three times and is a yearly staple at the Vermont International Festival.
To learn more about Howard Le and to hear samples of his music, please visit www.leguitar.com. Then join us on June 29th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM to hear him live!
Recital Night at
You and I know that there is a hidden wealth of talented musicians in our area.
Generally, their only performance option is to play a single recital piece for family, friends, or solo & ensemble judges.
For this reason, Rembrandt’s Gallery & Wine Bar is creating “Recital Night at Rembrandt’s”, giving musicians the opportunity to perform a set of pieces to an interested public audience in a beautiful historic (yet unintimidating) space.
Indiana & Kentucky's Best Performers
Recital nights will be held on Thursday evenings starting at 6:00 PM. There will be no charge to perform or attend.
We welcome all classical, jazz, and acoustic performances. This is a great way for budding professionals to get experience and exposure, and it doesn't look bad on college applications and résumés.
As the event becomes more popular we may host events like the "Battle of the Clarinets" (for example), showcasing the area's best players of a particular instrument or genre.
We have recently built a small ensemble performance stage, which includes our 5'8" Yamaha baby grand piano made at the famous Yamaha piano factory in Hamamatsu, Japan.
Everyone who has played it has commented on its rich tone.
We are inviting intermediate to advanced soloists and small ensembles to contact us at
812-273-5050 so that we can schedule a performance of up to one hour in length. We are hoping to schedule several performers for
Performers should bring their own accompanist (if needed). The recitals will be live entertainment during regular dining hours and should be acoustic pieces.
Because our stage is on the family side of our establishment, there is no
age limit to perform.
Child prodigies, retired professionals, and talented performers in between are
Some performers may be even be asked to come back for a paid performance on a Friday or Saturday evening.
We are extremely excited to begin this new performance option for performers and the general public in beautiful historic downtown Madison. If you haven't been to Rembrandt's yet, check us out at 323-325 East Main Street.
Our building is an old wagon & carriage factory that has been transformed into a beautiful dining room that magically lights up at night. Sparkling chandeliers and string lights illuminate handcrafted wooden tables and regional fine arts and crafts.
Stop by on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday from 5:00–10:00 PM when we offer our fresh wood-fired pizza, gourmet hamburgers, and artisan wines and ciders from around the world. We're adding craft beers and high end liquors soon, too!
Call 812-273-5050 today for more information about performing at Rembrandt’s!
You may have heard by now…
Last Wednesday, the City of Madison approved our request for a riverfront 3-way liquor license!
That means that very, very soon (after going through the state’s red tape) we will be able to bring you a selection of fine liquors and craft beers as well as our regular wine list.
As with our wine, we plan to stock items that aren’t widely available to the public but taste amazing. That way, you can experience some exciting new drinks that you (as our guest) may not have seen before. We also plan to add a craft cocktail list in the near future.
Once again, we want to thank you all for your loyal support… and a special thank you to the community members that stood up in the City Hall meetings to speak for us.
You can view the (somewhat tense!) City Council meeting in its entirety at https://vimeo.com/showcase/3465565/video/335040678. The discussion about our license starts at 15:20.
You probably already know that we’re in the process of getting a 3-way Riverfront liquor license. While that will give us the ability to bring you delicious and unique craft beer, liquor, and cocktail options, it will also take away our ability to sell carryout alcohol.
That means we won’t be able to take orders for carryout at significantly lowered prices anymore… but we’ve got you covered.
For TWO NIGHTS ONLY we are offering the chance to attend two special intimate wine tastings with 16 carefully selected wines from our favorite distributors that you can order and take home for your own collection…at a HUGE DISCOUNT.
The first tasting, on Wednesday, April 24th, will feature wines from Johnson Brothers of Indiana. Kyle Geis, their resident wine expert, will be presenting eight amazing wines from around the world and speaking about the unique properties of each.
The second tasting, on Wednesday, May 1st, will be with Michel Pascal of Carroll Wine and Spirits. He has also selected eight delicious wines. If you’ve attended a tasting with Michel before, you already know how entertaining he can be!
Each tasting will be $29.95 for a ticket, which will cover the cost of the 8 wines presented and some light appetizers. The tastings will start at 7:00 PM (we recommend attending both, since they will feature completely different wines!).
Call 812-221-1033 and leave a message to make your reservation today… seats will be VERY limited!
We’re hosting a special 4-course Valentine’s Day Dinner on February 14th!
Here’s what’s in store:
- An 8 oz. USDA Prime fire-grilled Filet Mignon, wrapped in bacon and cooked to your specifications,* with a steaming baked potato or sweet potato
- OR a tender Eggplant Parmesan, breaded and covered with mozzarella and parmesan cheese and our own made-from-scratch marinara sauce
- A serving of Creamy Broccoli and Cheddar Soup
- A freshly-prepared house salad with your choice of dressing
- For dessert, a slice of decadent handmade cheesecake AND fine dessert wine
- In the background, there will be live romantic piano music by Yvonne Davis to set the mood.
All this, in the most romantic restaurant in Madison.
We will have two seatings that evening to accommodate everyone who would like to attend. The first will start seating at 5:00; dinner will be served at 5:30. The second will start seating at 7:30 with dinner at 8:00.
Tickets are $59.95 for the filet mignon or $39.95 for the eggplant parmesan. (Please indicate which you would like when making the reservation.)
Make your reservations NOW by calling 812-273-5050… the seats for this event will fill up extremely quickly!
Joseph Maile, a professional violinist, will be joining us on December 27th to play select live chamber music.
If I told you that there is one activity that you can do today to make you smarter, what would you guess it is? Would you guess listening to classical music? Doing brain-teaser puzzles? Proving why the theory of relativity isn’t actually how Einstein described it?
Would you be surprised if I told you that the one thing that you can do today is …
Chardonnay is the most popular type of white wine, found all over the world. The flavor, taste, and aroma of it will vary depending on where it was made and what processing methods were used.
Chardonnay originated from the Burgundy and Champagne areas of France. Although white Burgundy is a popular wine that is prepared with Aligote, a lesser known grape, the fact remains that white Burgundy can’t be made without the use of Chardonnay grapes. They can also be used in making Champagne and other types of sparkling wines. Although Chardonnay wine is the most popular use, there are several other uses for the grape that lead to some truly fine wines.
In appearance, Chardonnay grapes are green in color with thin skins. The grape is a result of the Pinot and Croatian Blanc grape, which are both now extinct. The Chardonnay grape, however, is a major player in the wine-making world. As a result of its popularity, the making of this fine wine has spread throughout Europe and other locations of the world such as Australia and California. The grape variety also grows quite well in South Africa. The richest and most complex Chardonnays are American and French, which are also among the most preferred white wines.
Chardonnay is usually fermented and aged using oak barrels that help to bring out the vanilla flavor the wine is well known for. It can also be aged and fermented using bottles, although it won’t age quite as much as red wine. Once bottled, it will be good for many years, but it can suffer from fatigue sooner than most reds.
Almost all Chardonnay wines are meant to be chilled, making them work extremely well with dishes that contain butter and cheeses. The wines also have less acid content than other white grapes which makes them work well with seafood. There are numerous foods that you can pair Chardonnay with, which is what makes it so popular.
Here at Rembrandt’s, we offer three different Chardonnays on our menu, and we often feature others. The ones we keep in stock are Grayson Cellars 2017 Chardonnay and Frank Family Vineyards 2015 Carneros Chardonnay (both from California) and Dipinti 2016 Unoaked Chardonnay, which is Italian with a different flavor than most because it isn’t aged in oak barrels. Come in today to try one of these three exceptional wines, and watch our Facebook page and Instagram for our feature wines each week.
Next Friday and Saturday, Bob will be out of town… and when the boss is away, the employees will play!
We’re going to have some great deals on “special offerings” wine on Friday and Saturday (August 10-11) from Noon to 10 PM. Watch our Facebook page for more details!