the Bel Canto Winery


«WINE»
mist W7—P15
《 BALMUNG, CRYSTAL 》

OUR STORY

《 from an opera house in it's twilight repose to a winery with new promise 》

We are all lovers of music; whether it be loud, soft, spoken, or otherwise.The opera has long been a source of personal joy, and while at first I enjoyed alone it is a passion that blossomed when shared with others. That in and of itself has been our goal: fraternity through a shared interest.Rhaya and I met here within these walls—when it was a sleepy opera house upon the hill of the Mists. And since then we have come far: from actors to business partners, now married; from the quiet Wineport shores, to the heart of the Lavender Beds and back, once more, to Vylbrand. What started as the quiet vineyard Chateau la Mer d'Sud, purchased by Rhaya ages ago, has become so much more...How very fortunate we, to come into possession of her once more to return with a venture of our own. We hope to bring music once more to every hall and corridor: be it the rumbling melody of lively conversation or from the raucous din from the stage downstairs—and that you, reader, will join us in bringing new life to The Canto.

Egrine Mhakaracca

«director of operations, co-proprietor»

the Board of directors

Rhaya Mhakaracca

《 Executive Director 》

SHE/THEY》— The eccentric owner and vintner of Bel Canto Vineyards, and Co-Proprietor of The Canto.

Sil'verah Karlan

《 Finance 》

HE/HIM》— An enigmatic accountant who loves all things books and coffee. Ask him about the 17 different blends he keeps in his cupboard!

Egrine Mhakaracca

《 Operations 》

SHE/HER》— The bookish and pragmatic co-proprietor and vintner's wife; ask her anything she loves being a know-it-all.

Mhalv'a Kajhir

《 Product Development 》

HE/THEY》— A kind and gentle chirurgeon and alchemist with a terminal case of resting bored face.

The Ledgermain Lounge™

Standing Room Only™

Adrasteius SolMieux

《 Bartender 》

HE/THEY》— A conjurer of the Shroud whose polite warmth and welcoming attitude belies enigmatic depths.

Cao Xiaohu

《 Bartender 》

SHE/HER》— A young woman with both a mouth and a mind that's too smart for her own good.

J'roshi Jesal

《 Bartender 》

SHE/HER》— Something about her mysterious gaze and enigmatic smile says she has stories to tell and secrets to keep.

L'nhea Tia

《 Bartender 》

HE/HIM》— Warm as the sunshine he sails beneath, his heart is only matched in size by the width of his biceps (and the thickness of his skull); don't ask what's on his mind.

Gaius N'vaal

《 Host 》

HE/HIM》— A thrill(ed) Seeker and resident rapscallion, there’s precious little on this star that won’t strike his fancy or strike up a conversation.

Nathaerus Reauloix

《 Bartender 》

HE/HIM》— A debatably charming Elezen with a flair for the dramatic, always happy to trade a taleover a strong drink. Whether the tales are true is another matter entirely.

Severine Sauvageot

《 Host 》

SHE/HER》— As charming as she is mysterious; one has to be with hair as luxurious as hers.

BREANDAN DUCAILLE

《 Greeter 》

HE/THEY》— Taciturn, yes. Brooding, also yes. A man whose married to his (lance) career and always on the job knows the most valuable gift he has to give is his time.

Mehr Marigold

《 Host 》

HE/THEY》— A disciplined Viera who finds comfort in silence and action. Where there is work to be done, they are ever ready for whatever task awaits.

Jolieto Bluseto

《 Greeter 》

HE/HIM》— A man who measures his life one chicken dinner at a time. Ask him about his charity work.

Red Lily

《 Host 》

SHE/HER》— A woman with a song in her heart for every occasion, especially those that allow her the chance to wear a big hat.

Otolin Stone

《 Security 》

HE/HIM》— Tall, quiet, cryptic, but friendly enough. Seems like he'll either get you in a suplex or a hug in a split second.

Jacob Ashwoode

《 Security 》

HE/HIM》— "The Poolboy" as he's so lovingly referred to; charming as he is handsome, and always willing to do what he can to lend a hand.

Yellow Rose

《 Security 》

SHE/HER》— A woman of large stature and heart alike; a veritable Gentle Giant.

Jagadai Iriq

《 Security 》

HE/HIM》— With, at best, two braincells to rub together, this blacksmith by day is jovial to a fault and is always ready to offer strong arms for odd jobs, or for a friendly spar.

The LedgerMain Lounge

rocks

  • CANTO SPRITZ — A Ledgermain twist on the classic La Noscean Aperol Spritz. Chambord raspberry liqueur, lemon juice, and Thanalan Dry blanco vermouth are stirred together and poured into a rocks glass over ice. The cocktail is then topped off with a splash of Lambrusco sparkling red and club soda, and garnished with a sprig of flowering Thyme and three raspberries.

Up

  • WIDOW'S WATCH — Based on a cocktail popular amongst the millers of the Grey Fleet, Widow’s Cliffs Rye is the star of this drink. Widow’s Straight Rye, Canto Anitqua Rosso sweet vermouth, Blood Orange Liqueur, and lime juice are stirred together and served up in a coupe glass. The cocktail is garnished with a leaf of Midland Basil and a light dusting of freshly cracked black pepper to bring out the spicy notes of the Rye.

Tall

  • MAELSTROM 36 — A simple, classic La Noscean twist on a Tom Collins, this cocktail is named after the 36-ponzer Long-gonne cannon fielded by the Crimson Fleet. Lominsan Dry Gin, superfine sugar, and lemon juice are shaken and strained over ice into a Collins glass, and then topped with Wineport Brut champagne and garnished with a twist of lemon peel. A known favorite of Maelstrom brass.

  • APPELLATION COOLER — The Canto’s Muscadet is stirred with Thanalan Dry blanco vermouth, housemade basil infused vermouth, and Orchard Apricot liqueur. The drink is then strained into a white wine glass with ice, topped off with a splash of Canto Cremant sparkling wine, and garnished with a few slices of seedless cucumber. This cocktail is a shout out to the Canto’s recent acceptance into the Wineport Appellation’s “Grand Cru” status.

《 local beers and non alcoholic beverages available at request 》

food

  • CHARCUTERIE PLATE — Famous Wineport cured ham, housemade sausages, and local cheeses are all assembled on a Noscean Oak slab, along with bountiful accouterments - including housemade jams and preserves, cornichons, dried fruit, sliced baguette, and a fougasse to share. Pairs well with most wines or cocktails.

  • SAMOSAS — Served in a woven Hannish basket, one of Rhaya's own recipes. Served with a spiced popoto filling with onions and peas, fried up in a thin pastry shell. Served with a trio of chutneys to dip. We would recommend a very full bodied white wine to pair with this, such as our Viognier, or even one of our medium reds - Malbec or Gamay.

  • GOUGERES — A favorite of Egrine’s; chou pastry is mixed with cheese and then baked up into puffs. A simple treat shared at a table - pairs very well with almost all of our wines.

  • SALMON TARTINE — A classic finger sandwich of garlic toasted sourdough bread, crème fraiche, house smoked salmon, and paper thin slices of cucumber. Garnished with fresh dill - served four to a plate. A drier white wine would pair best with this rich finger sandwich, such as our Muscadet.

  • STEAK FRITES — Grilled skirt steak is served up medium rare, sliced thinly and paired with crunchy fried popotoes. A La Noscean staple, pared down to a small plate serving. Easily shareable. Pairs very well with our Shiraz, or even the Widow Reserve.

  • STONEFRUIT GALETTE — Served hot tableside in a personal cast iron skillet, crumbly pastry shell is filled with fresh peaches and cherries, topped with a port wine sabayon. A sweet finish to your night at the Ledgermain. We recommend a glass of the Snowcloak reserve for this dish, or even a nip of Calvados to bring a little tart sweetness to the party.

Standing Room Only

《 off menu items available at the leisure of the barstaff—give them a challenge 》

seasonal special

  • BLACKBERRY BREEZE — A bright, fruity red sangria with a sweet and refreshing flavor that rounds out the tastes of summer. Fresh, seasonal blackberries stand at the fore and bring out all the rich and fruity notes of the Canto's Malbec, with bright pineapple and lime amplifying the wine's earthy, cocoa finish. Fortified with housemade Rolanberry Brandy and Dry Curaçao, this seasonal sangria will only last through the end of the summer. Limited time only.

《 local beers and non alcoholic beverages available at request 》

cocktails

  • WINEPORT SOUR —A classic whiskey sour with a vintner’s twist. Lemon juice, Buscarron’s Bourbon, and egg white are shaken into a frothy sour and served in a double old fashioned glass with ice. A float of the Canto’s own Shiraz adds a layer of dry red wine to contrast with the bright drink beneath. Garnished with a Maraschino cherry and twist of lemon peel.

  • THE FINANCIER — For those of you who want something a little more subtle, you may find more enjoyment in a cocktail made for our accountant’s palate. Cieldalaes White Rum, Dry Curaçao, the Canto’s Thanalan Dry blanco vermouth, and a dash of sangria are shaken together into a sweet, easy to drink cocktail. Served up in a coupe glass and garnished with a twist of orange peel.

EVENTS

《 evenings is when the canto comes alive, both upstairs and down 》

The Ledgermain Lounge

《 upstairs, the grand foyer stands regal and inviting... 》

The Palazzo Aldenard once sported a great many old rooms, unused for quite some time. One such dusty room was a small lounge bar on the formerly blocked off second floor of the building. One of the first rooms to be renovated, and serves now as the home of the Canto’s own Ledgermain Lounge.The Lounge features a Canto twist on several popular local cocktails, each featuring spirits from local distilleries, vermouth from Bel Canto Vineyards, and Wineport wines. We also feature a local menu of small plates and charcuterie, offering our patrons a true taste of the La Noscean Riviera.The Ledgermain Lounge at the Canto is our formal venue.Cocktail attire requested.

Standing ROom Only

《 in the basement amongst the barrels is an old stage... 》

Tucked into the back corner of the Canto’s own wine cellarage is a little stage, surrounded by barrels, racks of wine, and drums of distillate. It’s what remains of the Palazzo Aldenard’s former grand stage — an homage not only to the building that Bel Canto Vineyards now inhabits as its headquarters, but as a nod to the owners’ passion and former careers working in performing arts.Not ones to let things go to waste, Rhaya and Egrine decided the stage could be used as a home for performers from far and wide to offer a sampling of their art where the Vineyard bottles its own.I’m afraid you won’t find the Palazzo’s stadium seating around this stage, nor will you find the tables and chairs once famously used to seat the patrons of Tempo Rubato. This exclusive little venue is Standing Room Only.

Special Events

《 harvest festivals, outdoor dining, and more! 》

Seeking a venue for a private event? Outside of our regular business hours The Canto is available for anyone seeking space for an event—be it an FC outing, party, performance, or anything else! If you would like to rent our space, feel free to DM one of the proprietors. We would love to work with you!


Rhaya Mhakaracca

« Hannish Rogue#1988 »

Egrine Mhakaracca

« G E N O V I A#1888 »


BILLIARDS

Across the way upstairs of the LEDGERMAIN LOUNGE sits the smoking room. For those that wish it, there is a billiards table as well as several decks of cards. No need to ask, you're welcome to utilize either at any time throughout the evening. Both are excellent icebreakers.

  • 𝑻𝑨𝑩𝑳𝑬 𝑹𝑼𝑳𝑬𝑺 - Roll to start: HIGHEST roll can choose 𝑺𝑶𝑳𝑰𝑫𝑺 𝒐𝒓 𝑺𝑻𝑹𝑰𝑷𝑬𝑺. Highest roll also goes first, breaking the balls.

  • You must sink 𝑬𝑰𝑮𝑯𝑻 𝑩𝑨𝑳𝑳𝑺 + the 𝑪𝑼𝑬 𝑩𝑨𝑳𝑳 to win.

  • 𝑪𝑨𝑳𝑳𝑰𝑵𝑮 𝒀𝑶𝑼𝑹 𝑺𝑯𝑶𝑻 - Call 𝑬𝑽𝑬𝑵𝑺 𝒐𝒓 𝑶𝑫𝑫𝑺 before rolling to hit as well as the ball you're aiming for. If you do not roll a match to your call, you miss. ((1—8 Solids 9—15 Stripes))

  • 𝑬𝑿𝑨𝑴𝑷𝑳𝑬 - OOC: Odds, ball 3. /roll - Random! You roll a 338. ((Therefore, the player would miss, then write their post!))

  • 𝑻𝑹𝑰𝑪𝑲 𝑺𝑯𝑶𝑻 — a triple number ((i.e. 777)) correctly called will sink TWO balls!

BLACK JACK

Due to the nature of rolling so consistently we recommend all players put themselves in a party to avoid fear of spamming chat with dice rolls. A fantastic game to play with friends!

  • 𝑮𝑶𝑨𝑳 — To get as close to 21 without going over. You may 𝑯𝑰𝑻 as many times as you'd like until you 𝑩𝑼𝑺𝑻 (get a score over 21) or 𝑺𝑻𝑨𝒀 (forgo anymore cards).

  • 𝑻𝑶 𝑺𝑻𝑨𝑹𝑻 — Roll /dice 10 TWICE. These will be your starting cards.

  • 𝑻𝑶 𝑯𝑰𝑻 — Once per turn, roll another /random 10. Once everyone has gone in the turn you may do so again. You MUST either 𝑯𝑰𝑻 𝒐𝒓 𝑺𝑻𝑨𝒀 in the round.


𝑻𝑯𝑬 𝑭𝑰𝑵𝑬𝑹 𝑫𝑬𝑻𝑨𝑰𝑳𝑺 — we invite you all to roam and explore the ins and outs of The Canto! In addition to the lounge upstairs and the basement we have a number of rooms for guests to explore. (( If the chat scroll becomes too much please feel free to escape to 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑩𝑨𝑳𝑪𝑶𝑵𝒀, 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑮𝑹𝑬𝑬𝑵 𝑹𝑶𝑶𝑴, or 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑾𝑨𝑺𝑯𝑹𝑶𝑶𝑴. )) There are a few surprises in the house for those that explore...after all it IS a refurbished Opera House...plenty of secrets.𝑭𝑶𝑶𝑫 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑫𝑹𝑰𝑵𝑲 — our handsome NPCs have been installed at the bar UPSTAIRS in 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑳𝑬𝑫𝑮𝑬𝑹𝑴𝑨𝑰𝑵 𝑳𝑶𝑼𝑵𝑮𝑬, feel free to pull anything from our menu!𝑮𝑨𝑴𝑬𝑺 — across from the lounge upstairs we have a 𝑩𝑰𝑳𝑳𝑰𝑨𝑹𝑫 𝑻𝑨𝑩𝑳𝑬, for all you cool cats. Sitting together at a table? Feel free to start up a game of 𝑩𝑳𝑨𝑪𝑲 𝑱𝑨𝑪𝑲, for which the Mrs. Mhakaraccas always keeps cards on hand for.𝑨𝑻𝑻𝑰𝑹𝑬 — For this informal debut to our friends, companions and compatriots alike we'd like you to show up as you will. No need to worry about a tie just yet! :coy: However, if you'd like to dress up — 𝑪𝑶𝑪𝑲𝑻𝑨𝑰𝑳 𝑨𝑻𝑻𝑰𝑹𝑬 𝒓𝒆𝒒𝒖𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒅 ♥.


BILLIARDS

  • 𝑻𝑨𝑩𝑳𝑬 𝑹𝑼𝑳𝑬𝑺 - Roll to start: HIGHEST roll can choose 𝑺𝑶𝑳𝑰𝑫𝑺 𝒐𝒓 𝑺𝑻𝑹𝑰𝑷𝑬𝑺. Highest roll also goes first, breaking the balls.

  • You must sink 𝑬𝑰𝑮𝑯𝑻 𝑩𝑨𝑳𝑳𝑺 + the 𝑪𝑼𝑬 𝑩𝑨𝑳𝑳 to win.

  • 𝑪𝑨𝑳𝑳𝑰𝑵𝑮 𝒀𝑶𝑼𝑹 𝑺𝑯𝑶𝑻 - Call 𝑬𝑽𝑬𝑵𝑺 𝒐𝒓 𝑶𝑫𝑫𝑺 before rolling to hit as well as the ball you're aiming for. If you do not roll a match to your call, you miss. ((1—8 Solids 9—15 Stripes))

  • 𝑬𝑿𝑨𝑴𝑷𝑳𝑬 - OOC: Odds, ball 3. /roll - Random! You roll a 338. ((Therefore, the player would miss, then write their post!))

  • 𝑻𝑹𝑰𝑪𝑲 𝑺𝑯𝑶𝑻 — a triple number ((i.e. 777)) correctly called will sink TWO balls!

BLACK JACK

  • 𝑮𝑶𝑨𝑳 — To get as close to 21 without going over. You may 𝑯𝑰𝑻 as many times as you'd like until you 𝑩𝑼𝑺𝑻 (get a score over 21) or 𝑺𝑻𝑨𝒀 (forgo anymore cards).

  • 𝑻𝑶 𝑺𝑻𝑨𝑹𝑻 — Roll /random 10 TWICE. These will be your starting cards.

  • 𝑻𝑶 𝑯𝑰𝑻 — Once per turn, roll another /random 10. Once everyone has gone in the turn you may do so again. You MUST either 𝑯𝑰𝑻 𝒐𝒓 𝑺𝑻𝑨𝒀 in the round.