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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W I N E D I N N E R
JOIN US FOR OUR 26th
“TOUR OF ITALY” WINE DINNER.
Wednesday, October 17
$75 per person
From last month’s food and wine adventure in Piemonte, we’re staying north and heading east.
Next stop …
V A L P O L I C E L L A Val – pole – ee – chella
Valpolicella is a viticultural zone inside Italy’s wine region, The Veneto. Its name, a mix of Latin and ancient Greek, translates to “valley of many cellars.”
We’ll be delving into the region’s revered and diverse reds, discovering
the fruity, juicy acidity of Valpolicella (Classico and Superiore), the velvety dark fruit charm of Valpolicella Ripasso, the complex soul of Amarone, and the intensity of sweet Recioto.
Accompanying five elegant Valpolicella style wines is an indulgent five-course dinner, passionately prepared by Maurizio. Gustosissimo! (Italian for Yummy!)
Indulgence is how we roll, so come hungry!
It’s always a celebration of Italian food and wine at GRAZIE!
OCTOBER 17 WINE DINNER
MENU and WINE SELECTIONS
Appetizer Course 1
Sorprese dal Forno
Little Surprises from our oven.
Paired with: Valpolicella Classico DOC 2016
Il Radicchio Condito con Pancetta e Aceto Caldi
Radicchio Salad seasoned with Hot Bacon and Balsamic Vinegar.
A traditional Venetian salad.
Paired with: “L’(IM)PERFETTO” Valpolicella Superiore DOC 2014
Pappardelle al Ragù di Anatra
Pappardelle Pasta with Duck Ragù.
Paired with: Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore DOC 2013
Vitello Tonnato Freddo
Delicate Slices of Veal completed with a Tasty Tuna Sauce
made with a base of Mayonnaise and capers. Like revenge, this dish is best served cold!
Paired with: “CAPITEL DE ROARI” Amarone della Valpolicella 2013
Torta Delizia Mandorle
Paired with: “Argille Bianche” Recioto della Valpolicella 2003
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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