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Time for wine

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With Father’s Day being this Sunday, we thought it would be beneficial to share some great wine gift baskets for men we found on

Gourmet Wine & Cheese Board Gift Basket. This gourmet collection of savory edibles – beef salami, biscotti, spicy cocktail nuts, sesame crackers, Sonoma Cheese spread and gourmet mustard – is enhanced by the balanced fruit flavors of Vendange Merlot, Zinfandel, and Petite Sirah.. A beautiful gift of savory edibles with an attractive cutting board and stylish cheese knife.($34.99)

Tuscan Trattoria Wine Gift Set. Nestled in a five-quart stainless steel colander is everything you need to cook authentic, savory Italian pasta dinners. Two types of pasta, Trombette and Trottoloni, pair well with both of these classic sauces – sugo di pomodoro and pesto alla Genovese. Enjoy your pasta with the bottle of Banfi Col di Sasso, a hearty Tuscanblend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. For dessert, an all natural twice baked almond anise biscotti completes the meal. ($59.99)

Spanish Paella & Rioja Wine Gift Set. The heart and soul of Spanish cuisine is fragrant paella. This gift set starts you off with the essentials: a traditional steel paella pan, imported saffron, pimenton and paella rice which naturally absorbs all of these wonderful spices. The bottle of Campo Viejo Reserva comes from Rioja, Spain’s most prestigious wine region. It delivers complex, spicy flavors that complement the exceptional flavors of Spanish paella. ($59.99)

The Carlton’s Quick Picks

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Here are The Carlton’s Quick Picks for the week of June 14th.

Remember, you can always find more events on the Post-Gazette’s Event Calendar as well as the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership’s Calendar.

These are just a few of our favorites!

A Salute to America. From the 17th-20th come to Heinz Hall to raise the flag for a patriotic salute to America with Marvin and well-known Western Pennsylvania native and musician, B.E. Taylor. This Pittsburgh premiere presents classic American songs including “God Bless America,” “This Land is Your Land,” and “The Star Spangled Banner” along with Taylor’s original orchestration, a moving rendition of The Pledge of Allegiance. The Pittsburgh Orchestra.

Free Walking Tour. Friday, June 18th meet in PNC’s new Triangle Park at Fifth and Liberty Avenues for a FREE one-hour guided walking tour, compliments of the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, which offers tours May through September with a different tour each month. In June, the Market Square Area Walking Tour is offered, focusing on the redevelopment of Market Square and it’s efforts to incorporate historic preservation, as well as “green” building principles. Visit Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation.

Father’s Day. Don’t forget to honor your father and fathers around the world on Sunday, June 20th. Bring your dad to the Carlton Restaurant for a great meal to celebrate this holiday!

The Perfect Father’s Day Surprise

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Father’s Day is officially a week away and if you’re like the many of us out there who still hasn’t picked out a gift, there is hope!  Bring Dad to The Carlton for a nice meal and and then a night out on the town!  We offer free limo service to all cultural events – any Father would love a limo ride around town – so let us make your Father’s Day extra special this year.

For more ideas for Father’s Day this year, here is a great site filled with quotes, recipes, songs and a lot more to get on your Dad’s good side!