NoVa News: Wine Deal; La Promessa Opens

For the happy hour goer with champagne taste, Legal Sea Foods at Tysons Galleria has a deal for you. On Monday, the restaurant will launch a "Fine Wine Hour," featuring high-end wines for $9.95 a glass. The deal will run every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m.

If you bother to do the math, just under $10 a glass is a steal for many of the featured labels, including Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 (Tuesdays) and Far Niente Chardonnay 2005 (Mondays), that retail for as much as $70.

In other Virginia news, a new family-friendly Italian restaurant, La Promessa, has opened at 7630 Lee Highway in Falls Church.

Owner Charli Lucier is offering a menu of northern and southern Italian cuisine, such as ossobuco, vongole rapini and roast chicken basted in olive oil, balsamic vinegar and sage. Entrees fall in the $10-$20 range. For the little ones, there's fried mozzarella, minestrone and pasta with butter and grated Parmesan cheese.