Grandi Vini with Joe Bastianich: An Intimate Wine Dinner at Baffo Ristorante Enoteca

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November 1, 2014 by Italians in Chicago


Save the Date: On Monday, November 10, dine with Joe Bastianich and take a tour of some of the greatest Italian wines with the famed restaurateur, Eataly partner, author, and TV personality at Eataly’s fine dining restaurant, Baffo.

Savor a selection of 5 distinguished Italian vini in rare large formats and older vintages, complemented by a 5-course menu crafted to showcase these grandi vini. Bastianich will emcee the evening and guide us in a tasting of the following wines:

  • Giulio Ferrari, ‘Riserva del Fondatore’ 2001, Trentino-Alto Adige
  • Bastianich, Vespa Bianco 2007, Friuli-Venezia Giulia (3L)
  • Borgogno, Barolo 1982, Piemonte
  • Bastianich, Calabrone 2006, Friuli-Venezia Giulia (3L)
  • Castello della Sala, Muffato della Sala 2007, Umbria

While exploring the spectrum of flavors that these wines have to offer, guests will indulge in 5 perfectly paired courses prepared by the Executive Chef of Eataly USA, Alex Pilas. The menu will include:

  • Carne Cruda–Raw Razza Piemontese Beef with Black Truffle Carpaccio and Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Risotto all’Aragosta–Lobster Risotto with Tarragon
  • Agnolotti del Plin con Burro & Carote–Meat-Filled Agnolotti with Occelli Butter & Carrot Purée
  • Vitello con Funghi Trifolati–Slow-Roasted, Porcini-Rubbed Veal Loin with Mixed Mushrooms
  • Crespelle di Castagna–Chestnut Crepes with Pear & Mascarpone

Limited seating is available. For more information and to register, click here.

© 2013 Galdones Photography/Eataly


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