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!
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.
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