What are wine dinners?

As each new season arrives, we organize special wine dinners that focus on local produce and seasonal Italian culinary traditions. These dinners involve a five-course meal designed by Chef Baldacci to pair with five different wines from a particular producer or region.

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Our next wine dinner will be on Thursday, June 22nd at 7pm featuring winemaker SALVINO Benanti from vinicola Benanti on Mt Etna.

The Benanti family has been making wines on the slopes of Mt. Etna since the late 1800s.  In 1988, Dr. Giuseppe Benanti started a five year investigation of the native soils and varietals of the region, using the most modern practices of vinification to revive indigenous grapes and produce wines that truly relfect Etnean terroir and its history. Using grapes like Carricante, Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio, Benanti now makes some of the best and most authentically Etnean wines on the marke

These wines have been favorites of ours for years, and we are delighted to showcase them as part of our next Wine Dinner.We look forward to sharing them with you along with a delicious five-course meal created by Chef Baldacci to pair with each one. We hope you can make it! 

The Menu


Insalata di Gamberi
Shrimp, cantaloupe, cucumber & fresh mint

Wine Pairing: Etna Bianco 2015


Sformato di primavera
Souffle of peas, carrots, asparagus, new potatoes & zucchini served with grilled ramps and grana padano crisp

Wine Pairing: Etna Rosso 2014


Lasagne al Pesto
Basil pesto lasagna, cherry tomatoes, pine nuts

Wine Pairing: Nerello Mascalese "Il Monovitigno" 2009 


Spigola Nera al Forno
Black sea bass roasted with crispy potatoes and black olives

Wine Pairing: Etna Rosso "Rovittello" 2012 


Crostata di Ciliegie
Fresh cherry crostata with whipped cream

Wine Pairing: Passito di Pantelleria 2012 (from Colosi)

Vegetarian options available upon request. 
Please call us with any questions at 718-622-9202.

Ticket price includes all food, wine, tax and gratuity.


Past Dinners:

Ca' Nova - Piemonte - Feb 2017

Volcanic Soil - October 2016

Gaglioppo - Calabria - July 2016

Nebbiolo - May 2016

Enzo Boglietti - Piemonte - Feb 2016

Wines found only at Locanda - Oct 2015

Volcanic Soil - July 2015

Malvira - Piemonte - April 2015

Enzo Boglietti - Piemonte - January 2015

Benanti - Sicilia - Oct 2014

Famiglia Olivini - Lombardia - July 2014

Cigliuti - Piemonte - April 2014

Cacciagalli - Campania - January 2014

Nebbiolo - Piemonte - October 2013

Benanti - Sicilia - April 2013

Enzo Boglietti - Piemonte - January 2013

Michele Satta - Toscana -October 2012

Le Terrazze - Le Marche -May 2012

Enzo Boglietti - Piemonte - Jan. 2012

Abbazia di Novacella - Alto Adige -"Praepositus" tasting - October 2011

Ca del Bosco - Franciacorta - Lombardia - July 2011

Ronchi di Cialla - Friuli - March 2011