The Italian Market
Tuscan Wine Dinner
DECEMBER 12, 2019 – 6:30 pm
Feast on the cuisine and wine of Tuscany during this 4-course dinner led by an Italian wine expert.
La Minestra (Soup)
Zuppa di Fagioli Toscana (Tuscan Bean Soup)
2018 Vernaccia di San Gimignano by Tenuta le Calcinaie
Primo Piatto (Pasta Course)
Pici Con Cinghale (Pici Pasta with a Wild Boar Ragu)
2017 Rosso di Montalcino by Il Poggione
Secondo Piatto (Main Course)
Straccoto al Chianti (Beef Braised in Chianti Wine)
2017 Chianti Classico by Castellare di Castellina
Cantucci (Twice Baked Almond Cookies)
2013 Vin Santo del Chianti Classico by Castello di Volpaia
About this Event
Join us for the start of an Italian food & wine dinner series. This new series will focus on the different cuisines and wines of Italy. Each of the upcoming dinners will focus on a specific region of Italy, showcasing that region’s local dishes. In addition, the wines of that region will be expertly paired to each dish so that you can experience the wine and food as it was meant to be experienced! You will feel like you are eating and drinking in a small Italian village nestled amongst the hills and vineyards!!! Guiding you through the food and wine each night will be Tony Polzer, Italian Wine Ambassador (IWA). He will be on hand to discuss the different wines, as well as touch upon the local dishes and the culture of the region. So not only will you have an amazing wine-paired dinner, but you will also come away from the evening with some newfound knowledge of that region’s food and wine scene!
No better way to start this series than with one of Italy’s most famous regions: Tuscany! The birthplace of da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, and the entire Italian Renaissance. Famous for its rolling hills and walled hill-towns. And home to some of the best food and wine on the planet! The food of Tuscany can generally be described as hearty, with its rich flavors and its focus on meats & game. Given the heartiness of its cuisine, it makes sense that the wines of Tuscany are predominantly red. Think Sangiovese, the King of Tuscan grapes! But Tuscany does have more to offer than just it’s world-famous red wines. They also produce excellent white wines and one of Italy’s most famous dessert wines: Vin Santo.
All those in attendance at the dinner will receive a 25% discount on any wine bottles purchased from the wine shop on the evening of the dinner. This is not limited to just the 4 wines that you will be tasting during the dinner. The discount will apply to the entire selection of wines in the shop!!!