As we tour the wine regions of Italy, we’re enjoying not only exquisite wines but indulging in traditional multi-course dinners reflecting each region’s classic dishes which pair beautifully with wine varietal expressions from the same region. While wine may be considered a ‘cocktail’ in the USA, in Italy its sole purpose is complementing food. And OH how we love how it does that!
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Join us for GRAZIE!’s 28th
TOUR OF ITALY WINE DINNER!
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
$75 per person
‘Tis the season to gourmandize.
1. indulge in good eating; eat greedily.
1. the action of indulging in or being a connoisseur of good eating.
On the evening of Wednesday, December 12, we’ll be doing just that!
Maestro Maurizio, a gourmand and gourmet, has orchestrated a fabulous classic Italian Christmas 5-course dinner for us. Gustosissimo! (Italian for Yummy!)
Dario Soldan, also a gourmand, cento per cento Italiano, an Italian wine expert, and owner of Classico Wine Distributors, will be presenting five Italian wines to complement the courses.
Among the five, two are Dario’s own personally inspired creations!
Let’s gourmandize together! Come hungry!
MENU and WINE SELECTIONS
Focaccia di Recco
Ligurian Flatbread, if you will. The town of Recco, near Genoa, is famous for this appetizer!
Thin Focaccia with melty Stacchino cheese, topped with Arugula that’s been tossed in a little EVOO
Paired with: Gavi 2017 DOCG, del comune di Gavi, Villa Sparrina, Piemonte
Insalata di Rinforzo
A traditional Napolitano Christmas salad!
Fresh Greens, Olives, Cauliflower, Capers, and Peppadew Peppers tossed in Balsamic Vinaigrette
Paired with: Chardonnay Barricato 2016 DOC, Isabella Wines, Friuli
Savarin di Riso
A staple in Parma cuisine!
Cannellini Rice with Prosciutto Cotto and Mushroom
Paired with: Rosso Veneto 2017 IGT, Isabella Wines, Veneto
60% Corvina and 40% Merlot
Involtini di Vitella
Although served all year round, this dish is especially befitting the holiday season!
Veal Rolls stuffed with Provolone and Prosciutto served with Potato Purée
Paired with: Sangiovese Riserva 2015 DOCG, Umberto Cesari, Emilia-Romagna
85% Sangiovese and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
Stelle di Pandoro
The traditional Christmas cake of Verona!
Pandoro served with Zabaione Sauce
Paired with: Al Passo 2014 IGT, Tolaini, Toscana
85% Sangiovese and 15% Merlot
We can’t wait to see you! Until then … If you can’t be with the wine you love, Honey … Love the wine you’re with!
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