I will be conducting a Brunello di Montalcino dinner on Wednesday, June 6 at Via Carducci (1419 W. Fullerton, Chicago / 773-665-1981). The dinner will focus on the 2010 Rosso di Montalcino, 2007 Brunello di Montalcino and the 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva. Here is the menu, with the appropriate wines:
Antipasti: Grilled octopus with a salad of shaved fennel, oranges and endive – Welcome white wine
1st course: Risotto gorgonzola with porcini
2010 Lisini Rosso di Montalcino
2010 Uccelliera Rosso di Montalcino
2nd course: Wild boar ragu with pappardelle and pecorino
2007 Citille di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino
2007 Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino "Pianrosso"
2007 Banfi “Poggio alla Mura”
3rd course: Filet, rosemary potatoes and rapini with a Brunello green peppercorn reduction
2006 Citille di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
2006 Tassi “Franci” Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
2006 Tiezzi “Vigna Soccorso” Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
2006 Camigliano “Gualto” Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
Dessert: Formaggi e frutta secca
The wines selected for this dinner are new releases and most of them are not yet in the market, as they will become available later in the summer and early fall. So this is a rare opportunity to taste this many examples of Brunello di Montalcino at one sitting and to enjoy them with the cuisine of Via Carducci chef Joseph Rosetti. You will be among the first people in Chicago to taste these superb wines!
Wednesday, June 6 -Via Carducci, 1419 W. Fullerton, Chicago
Welcome at 6:30 – Sit-down for dinner at 7:00
Price: $70 per person plus gratuity
Space will be limited, so reserve your seat at this dinner right away. Call the restaurant at (773) 665-1981. A credit card number will be required at the time of the reservation. If you have any food allergies, let the restaurant know at the time of reservation.
Looking forward to seeing you on June 6 for this special evening!