The Wines of Italy
Tuesday, February 21
Reception 6 p.m., Dinner to follow
Price: $125 per person, all inclusive.
$25 from each dinner supports UH Maui College’s Culinary Arts Program.
For reservations, call 891-8466.
“Wine is light held together by water.” So said the great Italian astronomer Galileo, and we couldn’t agree more. Come join us on a virtual wine tour of Italy’s Piedmont, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany, and the Marche. Participating wineries Marchesi di Gresy, Inama, Vignalta, Cleto Chiarli, Casanova di Neri, Selvapiana and Garofoli will help us fashion this rare opportunity to explore fi ne wines from across Italy. Award-winning Chef Matteo Mistura will create a pairing menu steeped in the traditions he learned growing up in a family of restaurateurs in Sarzana, Italy, and fifteen years in the country’s culinary industry. Come savor a four-course feast, from antipasto Toscano, to dolce of pear crostata with Chianti wine reduction—and in between, tenderloin with porcini mushrooms, carnaroli seafood risotto, and more. Salute!
Cleto Chiarli Brut Rose Emilia-Romagna NV
Antipasto Toscano: prosciutto, coppa, pecorino Toscano, chicken liver crostini, Big Island honey
Garofoli Verdicchio Serra del Conte DOC Marche 2015
Misto Salad: roasted beets, butternut squash, marinated figs, goat cheese, citrus, mint, shaved fennel, saba drizzle
Inama Soave Classico DOC Vento 2015
Venezia: carnaroli seafood risotto, mahi mahi clams, Kauai prawns & limoncello vinegrette
Vignalta Pinot Nero Veneto 2014
beef tenderloin: filet of tenderloin, spinach sautee, porcini mushrooms in demi sauce, Gorgonzola mashed potatoes
Marchesi di Gresy Barbaresco Martinenga DOCG Piedmont 2011
Casanova di Neri Brunello White Label DOCG Tuscany 2011
Dolce: pear crostata, vanilla ice cream, Chianti wine reduction
Coltibuono Vin Santo DOC Tuscany 2008
Throughout the year, the ʻAipono Winemaker’s Dinner Series brings the industry’s top winemakers to ʻAipono award-winning restaurants. Dinners are intimate and educational, with the direction of Advanced Sommelier Charles Fredy of Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants and personal appearances by winery owners and/or representatives.