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, March 1st at 7pm, with winemaker Enzo Boglietti from Piemonte.
It's that time of year again. Enzo Boglietti is back in town! And we wouldn't miss a chance to organize one of our wine dinners around his visit and his amazing Piemontese wines. Please join us on Thursday, March 1st at 7pm as we once again welcome Enzo to Locanda Vini e Olii and celebrate his wines with a five-course feast of seasonal produce and meat.
One of the really special items on the menu will be the antipasti of Culatello di Zibello. Never before has it been available in the US, this culatello is by far the most prized salumi in all of Italy. It is produced in the flatlands just south of Parma, near the Po River. The city of Zibello is epicenter of production, due to its particular climate that is ideal for curing and aging. The thick fog that rolls off the Po, along with the biting cold of the winter give Culatello di Zibello its characteristic sweetness and fragrance. It is really spectacular, and we are very excited to share this delicacy with you.
We hope you can be there!
Zuppa di Farro, Orzo e Borlotti
Soup of spelt, barley, cranberry beans & fresh rosemary
Wine pairing: Dolcetto 2014
Piatto di Campagna
Imported Culatello di Zibello DOP, braised beef tongue, salsa verde
Wine pairing: Nebbiolo 2015
"Priest-strangler" pasta, Tuscan kale, taleggio cheese
Wine pairing: Buio 2011 (80% Nebbiolo, 20% Barbera)
Braised Piemontese beef cheeks, mashed potatoes
Wine pairing: Barolo Arione 2010
Ball of chocolate ice cream with a heart of vanilla ice cream, rolled in crushed hazelnuts & cocoa
Wine pairing: Enzo's homemade Barolo Chinato
$150/person. Ticket price includes all tax, gratuity & fees
Vegetarian options available upon request
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