Wine menus printed on empty wine bottles

Wine menus printed on empty wine bottles

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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Please join us on Tuesday, June 19th at 7pm for our Summer Wine Dinner featuring wines from Alto Piemonte and a menu full of locally-sourced summer produce!

In the late 1800's, the area of Alto Piemonte (literally meaning "high Piedmont") was considered Italy's largest and most important region for Nebbiolo production. Located 90 miles northeast of Alba, at the foot of the Alps, tens of thousands of hectares of vines intertwined with dense forest along the banks of the Sesia River. Despite its long history of wine production dating back to the 5th century BC, the phylloxera outbreak at the turn of the century decimated the region. By the end of World War II, there were only a handful of vineyards still in production, as forests overtook the rest.

In the last few decades however, the area has seen a resurgance of wine production, with energetic and passionate producers returning to revive ancient varietals (such as Erbaluce, Uva Rara, Croatina, and Vespolina) and return Alto Piemonte to prominence. The high altitude, along with the rocky, iron-rich soils (and not to mention stunning views) make Alto Piemonte an almost perfect location for making exceptional wines. This wine dinner showcases five of our favorite wines from the region, from five different producers.

As for the menu, every ingredient in Chef Baldacci's five-course feast has been sourced from local farms and fisheries. This will be a true taste of early summer paired with some amazing Piemontese wines.

We hope you can join us!

The Menu

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Insalata dell’Orto
Local harvest salad of beets, cucumbers, radishes & strawberries with raspberry vinaigrette

Wine pairing: Erbaluce di Caluso 2016  /  Cantina del Signore
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Zuppa Fredda

Chilled turnip and pea shoots soup with scallions & fresh mint

Wine pairing: Croatina Colline Novaresi 2013  /  Barbagalli
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Pasticcio
Fresh pasta baked with aspargus, ramps, gruyere & parmigiano

Wine pairing: Nebbiolo "San Quirico" 2009  /  Ca' Nova
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Rana Pescatrice al Forno
Roasted monkfish with sorrell purée & summer corn

Wine pairing: Bramaterra 2013  /  Le Pianelle
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Panna Cotta al Rabarbaro
Panna cotta with fresh rhubarb reduction

Wine pairing: Brachetto d'Acqui 2015  /  Marenco

 

*$135 per person
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Ticket price includes all tax, gratuity & fees
*Vegetarian options available upon request

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Past Dinners:

Enzo Boglietti - Piemonte - March 2018

Ca' Nova - Piemonte - Nov 2017

Benanti - Sicilia - June 2017

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