An Italian Wine Dinner
An Italian Wine Dinner
Featuring A Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri
Wine Tasting with Robert Fatica
Sunday April 10, 2022 • 5:00 p.m.
Gambero Rosso is an Italian food and wine magazine and publishing group founded in 1986.. Its name literally translates as “red prawn” and comes from a tavern in Pinocchio where the Fox and the Cat dine. It’s considered one of Italy’s top wine publications. It reviews tens of thousands of wine each year throughout Italy with less than 5% receiving a three glass or Tre Bicchieri top rating
The Gambero Rosso wine ratings in Vini d’Italia are built upon the number of glasses “bicchieri” awarded to a wine, which is indicated in the wine guide with a number of stylized glasses next to the wine’s name. Only 5% of the wines rated receive the highest rating three glasses or “Tre Bicchieri” award, and the wine guide only includes wines that are seen by the editors as “above average”. The ratings are based upon blind tasting by independent experts. The guide is edited in Italian, English and German language. Three glasses indicate “extraordinary wines”.
With the help of our longtime friend Robert Fatica, we have been able to secure ten Tre Bicchieri wines. Robert spoke to us about having a wine dinner to feature these beautiful Italian wines and we said YES!
Robert owned Primo Vino in Cleveland’s Little Italy for over 35 years and each year he would host a Tre Bicchieri wine event at his restaurant. Robert closed Primo Vino several years ago and now sells the Italian wine he so loves for Wines LLC. Robert has traveled extensively throughout Italy and will be a perfect guide for this tasting.
As mentioned the dinner will feature ten Tre Bicchieri wines matched with a fabulous six-course dinner by Chef John D’Amico.
Antipasto with Bresaola e Grana Padano & Taleggio
Thinly slices of Bresaola topped with Grana Padano and Taleggio Formaggio, drizzled with mixture of freshly squeezed lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, chives, salt, and pepper, micro arugula.
Franciacorta, Brut “Teatro alla Scala”, Bellavista, Lombardy, Italy, 2016
Seared Bronzino Filet, Spinach Gnocchi
Bronzino filet served over Ohio City Pasta “spinach gnocchi” with sauteed roasted tomatoes with a chive and lemon zest Plugrá butter sauce.
Pinot Bianco “Vorberg” Riserva, Cantina Terlano , Alto Adige, Italy, 2019
Etna Bianco “Cavanera Ripa di Scorvaccaica”, Firriato, Mt. Etna, Sicily, Italy, 2020
Pasta “Ncasciata”, Short Rib Ragu
Pasta ‘ncasciata is a traditional Italian pasta dish, penne pasta mixed with a rich tomato sauce with short rib ragu, garnished with cube fried eggplant, topped with grated Caciocavallo cheese.
Perricone “Ribeca”, Firriato, Trapani Valley, Sicily, Italy, 2015
Barbera D Asti, La Luna e I Falo Vite Colte, Piedmont, Italy, 2018
Char-Grilled Farmed Raised Coturnix Quail, Black Truffle Butter Sauce
Char-grilled quail filled with a quail and truffle forcemeat, serve with a chestnut mousseline finished with Black truffle butter sauce.
Toscana Rosso “Ad Astra”, Tenuta di Nittardi, Maremma, Tuscany, Italy, 2018
Toscana Rosso “Petra”, Petra, Maremma Tuscany, Italy, 2015
Roast Loin of Lamb, Toscana
Roasted loin of Breckenridge Farms lamb, served over a stuffed heirloom tomato, filled with simmered white beans, breadcrumbs, Pancetta, and cipollini onions, topped with a rich tomato lamb glace de viande.
Costa Toscana Rosso IGT “Nambrot”, Tenuta di Ghizzano, Tuscany, Italy, 2017
Amarone Classico “Riserva” Catarina Zardini, G. Campagnola , Veneto, Italy, 2015
Italian Trifle with Moscato Syrup
A layer of Sponge cake, Moscato syrup, Vanilla Infused Pastry Cream and fresh strawberries.
Moscato Passito, Vite Colte, Piedmont, Italy, 2016
$155 per guest. Tax & Gratuity not included