Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Italian Wine Dinner - Past and Present


My next Italian wine dinner will take a look at how Italian wines - white, red and dessert - age. We will taste current and older vintages of some very special Italian wines, which will be paired with the excellent cuisine of Chef Robert Reynaud at Vivere at The Italian Village in Chicago.




Here is the menu:


1st course: Almond and Lychee Sformato with Apple and Fennel Salad

2009 Pieropan Soave Classico "La Rocca"
2004 Pieropan Soave Classico "La Rocca"


2nd course: Quail "Ballantine" with Mushroom Tortelli, Tuscan Kale and Pickled Beets
2006 Le Chiuse Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
2001 Le Chiuse Brunello di Montalcino Riserva


3rd course: Slow Braised Short Ribs with Polenta and Root Vegetables
2007 Masi Amarone Classico "Costasera"
1990 Masi Amarone Classico


4th course: Toasted Pumpkin Seed Créme Brulée
2005 Brolio Vin Santo del Chianti Classico
1998 Brolio Vin Santo del Chianti Classico


The price for this dinner will be $130 per person, which includes tax and gratuity. Considering that the cost of the Le Chiuse Brunello Riserva is approximately the same price for one bottle, the total charge for this dinner is quite reasonable. 

Please note that this dinner will be at a single table in Vivere and will be limited to ten people. Thus it is important that you need to contact me as soon as possible to reserve your seat, as this will no doubt fill up very quickly.

If you are interested in attending, contact me, Tom Hyland, by email at thomas2022@comcast.net and I will let you know about payment options. You will be required to pay me before the dinner to reserve your seat. Please do not contact Vivere or The Italian Village - you need to contact me.


Tuesday, October 9
Vivere at The Italian Village
71 W. Monroe, Chicago
7:00 PM

I look forward to seeing you at this special dinner, one we will all remember for quite some time, as we celebrate the best in Italian food and wine over the past twenty plus years!

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