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!
Local harvest salad of beets, cucumbers, radishes & strawberries with raspberry vinaigrette
Wine pairing: Erbaluce di Caluso 2016 / Cantina del Signore
Chilled turnip and pea shoots soup with scallions & fresh mint
Wine pairing: Croatina Colline Novaresi 2013 / Barbagalli
Fresh pasta baked with aspargus, ramps, gruyere & parmigiano
Wine pairing: Nebbiolo "San Quirico" 2009 / Ca' Nova
Rana Pescatrice al Forno
Roasted monkfish with sorrell purée & summer corn
Wine pairing: Bramaterra 2013 / Le Pianelle
Panna Cotta al Rabarbaro
Panna cotta with fresh rhubarb reduction
Wine pairing: Brachetto d'Acqui 2015 / Marenco
*$135 per person
*Ticket price includes all tax, gratuity & fees
*Vegetarian options available upon request
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