An Italian Wine Dinner
With Dalla Terra Imports
Thursday, August 8, 2019 • 6:30 pm
Our annual Italian dinner this August features a six- courses with 11 regional wines of Italy with importer Dalla Terra.
Dalla Terra (of the earth) is an Italian fine wine import company representing boutique and mid-size, family owned and operated wineries. Their focus is on quality wines of distinction, soul and tradition that reflect the unique character of Italy’s diverse regions. Dalla Terra’s comprehensive portfolio includes over 25 wineries and 75 indigenous varietals from some of the most prominent growing regions throughout Italy. Their wineries strive to maintain the winemaking traditions of their region in order to produce wines of the highest quality and the best value. The represent both ‘classic’ and ‘new generation’ winemakers in their portfolio. Regardless of the wine making technique, each style produce expressive wines of character and balance that reflect their place of origin.
In 1989 Brian Larky moved back to the U.S. after five years as winemaker at the prestigious Italian estate Ca’ del Bosco. Wanting to bring Italy’s finest wines to American tables at affordable prices, he founded Dalla Terra Winery Direct® in 1990.
A cold meat plate with Prosciutto de Parma ham, marinated olives & pickled vegetables.
Rosato “Scaia”, Tenuta Sant’Antonio, Veneto, Italy, 2017
Ohio Sweet Corn & Cheese Soufflé, Toasted Corn Nuts
Grobe Family sweet corn and a blend of Ubriaco and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, baked in a ramekin topped with toasted corn nuts.
Pinot Grigio “Porer”, Alois Lageder, Alto-Aldige, Italy, 2106
Soave “Classico”, Inama, Veneto/Soave, Italy, 2016
Maine Lobster Zucchini Blossom, Traditional Hollandaise Sauce
Sautéed Erie County zucchini blossom filled with a Maine Lobster stuffing topped with hollandaise sauce.
Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore Macrina, Garofoli, Marche, Italy, 2016
Roast Loin of Lamb, Toscana
Roasted loin of Breckenridge Farms lamb, heirloom tomato, filled with simmered white beans, bread crumbs, pancetta bacon and cipollini onions, with a rich tomato lamb glace de viande.
Brunello di Montalcino “White Label”, Casanova di Neri, Tuscany, Italy, 2013
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Poliziano, Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy, 2015
Bolgheri Superiore “Sor Ugo”, Aia Vecchia, Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy, 2015
Braised Kobe Beef Short Rib Bourguignon
Braised Kobe beef short rib in its natural juices served over sautéed exotic kale blend Gorgonzola polenta, finished with a rich Amarone wine sauce.
Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso “Monti Garbi”, Tenuta Sant’Antonio, Veneto, Italy, 2015
Amarone della Valpolicella “Selezione Antonio Castagnedi”, Tenuta Sant’Antonio, Veneto, Italy, 2016
Ohio Peaches and Blackberries with Mascarpone Cheese
Ohio peaches marinated in Lambrusco, served over an almond cookie with Mascarpone cheese.
Lambrusco “Grasparossa di Castelvetro Amabile”, Cleto Chiarli, Milia-Romagna, Italy, NV
$130 per person Tax & Gratuity not included