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Grab your passport and join us as we tour the cuisine and wines of Piedmont at our second Passport to Italy Wine Dinner on Monday, February 26th. The Piedmont region is located in the foothills of the Alps forming its border with France and Switzerland. The presence of the Alps gives this largely hilly region a hot growing season and a long autumn, providing ideal growing conditions for the late-ripening Nebbiolo grape. Piedmont is dominated by two black grapes, Nebbiolo and Barbera, and one white grape, Moscato. The cuisine of the region is rich and savory, matching it’s tannin-heavy Nebbiolo wines.
The event will begin at 6:30pm with a refreshing reception wine and light appetizer.
Bagna Cauda with Raw Vegetables
*Bagna Cauda is a staple of the region. Once upon a time this romantic delicacy kicked off Piemontese meals. The olive oil-based anchovy and garlic fondue is served over an open flame to keep it warm throughout the meal. In Piemontese bagna cauda means “hot bath”.
Paired with: Prunetto Dolcetto d’Alba DOC
Wood Fire Flatbread with Piedmont Gorgonzola Dolce, Caramelized Onion and Radicchio
Paired with: Michele Chiarlo Barbera d’Asti DOCG
Agnolotti dal Plin filled with Roasted Pork with Brown Butter and Sage
*Agnolotti dal Plin is a handmade stuffed pasta that is ‘pinched’ to seal
Paired with: Terre da Vino La Casa in Collina Barbaresco DOCG
“Polenta e Bruscitti” Red Wine Braised Beef Short Rib with Fennel and Polenta
Paired with: Essenze Barolo DOCG
Robiola with Peach and Candied Hazelnut
Paired with: Nivole Moscato d’Asti DOCG
Tickets are $85 + tax per person and seating will be limited.
Questions? Please contact Susan via email email@example.com
Book your ticket today for this culinary adventure!
The E.talia Family
*Please note – dietary restrictions must be noted 72 hours in advance. We will do our best to accommodate all dietary needs but substitutions based on personal preference cannot be made.