Italian Wine Dinner
Viase Wines with Rudy Bastille
Thursday, August 9, 2018 • 6:30 pm
Vias Imports Ltd. is an importer, distributor, and above all, a company dedicated to expressing the history, sense of place, and devotion to craft of all our producers through the art of wine. Vias strives to provide our clients with access to the most comprehensive wine portfolio possible, by offering fine wines that embody the distinct terroir and character of each wine region we represent. What sets us apart from others is our commitment to providing a vast array of indigenous varietals found in their respective growing regions.
From the beginning, Vias has fostered a culture of education in order to ensure that every employee has a thorough understanding of the estates and regions they represent. This commitment to wine education has become a pillar of Vias’ company philosophy and a thread that runs through every element of our work. Our portfolio is a labor of love. It contains a careful selection of Italian producers that reflects the vast diversity of Italy’s regions and the native varietals that call them home. With over 200 wines featuring indigenous Italian varietals in our portfolio, we explore the diversity this peninsula has to offer at the highest quality level by going beyond the standard Italian offerings of an American importer; and crafting relationships with producers of different sizes who actively preserve their local winemaking traditions.
Cream of Ohio Corn Cappuccino, Roasted Red Pepper Espuma
An amuse bouche of purée of Ohio corn soup, topped with a red pepper foam.
Rosato “Irpinia”, Terredora di Paolo Rosaenovae, Campania, Italy, 2016
Maple Brook Farm Burrata, Summer Cherry Heirloom Tomatoes and Gulf Shrimp
Summer field greens mixed with cherry heirloom tomatoes tossed with avocado and Gulf of Mexico sweet baby shrimp basil vinaigrette dressing, topped with Vermont Burrata.
Sauvignon Blanc, Tenuta San Leonardo, Alto Adige, Italy, 2016
Greco Di Tufo, Terredora DiPaolo, Campania, Italy, 2016
Maine Lobster Zucchini Blossom, Traditional Hollandaise Sauce
Sautéed Erie County zucchini blossom filled with a Maine Lobster stuffing topped with hollandaise sauce.
Gavi di Gavi “La Meirana”, Broglia, Gavi·Veneto, Italy, 2016
Potato Gnocchi & Roasted Red Tomatoes, Rabbit Confit, Glace de Viande
Sautéed potato gnocchi mixed with roasted red tomatoes, petit shiitake mushrooms and fine herbs finished with rabbit confit and tossed with a rabbit glace de viande.
Cataldi Montepulciano d’Abruzzo “Malandrino”, Luigi Cataldi, Tuscany, Italy, 2015
Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano Reserva, Fatorria del Cerro, Tuscany, Italy, 2015
Roasted Australian Lamb Shanks, Sauce au Naturel
Roasted lamb shanks in its natural juices with braised cannellini beans and a mirepoix of root vegetables.
Brunello di Montalcino, Camigliano, Tuscany, Italy, 2012
Vigneti Delle Dolomiti IGT, Tenuta San Leonardo, Trentino, Italy, 2011
Sagrantino di Montefalco, Colpetrone, Tuscany, 2010
Ohio Peaches François, Madagascar French Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Marinated Ohio peaches with Sauvignon Blanc, served over an almond cookie with French vanilla bean ice cream.