The Italians are Coming to our Virginia Wine Country Inn!
We are not sure they will be driving their Ferraris but on Sunday, August 5, 2012, we are going to Italy for an afternoon gathering of fine food, fine wine, and fine conversation at our Virginia Wine Country Inn.
These Ferraris were lined up in Monaco just roaring to get to L’Auberge Provencale, our French Country Inn and Restaurant for our Al Fresco dinner. Chef Benedict Zappone and his team are creating Italian family recipes paired with fine wines from Italy presented by Jason Bise of the Country Vintner.
As one patron told us yesterday, “I have been to wine dinners a lot, but yours is so different. The food is terrific, the best, and the wines are paired perfectly.”
Our recent wine dinners this summer have been quite a hit, and you may want to reserve early for this event as it is booking up fast. (Winey and Cheesey think as fast as a Ferrari.) It is a great way to spend time with family and friends gathering in the Shenandoah Valley for a leisurely afternoon. Life at it’s best. Come join us…there is no passport required.
To whet your appetite, here is the menu for the afternoon in Italy..
An Afternoon Gathering in Italy
Sunday August 5, 2012
On the Table:
Our Garden Tomato, Mozzarella, Basil, Balsamic Vinegar
Nino-Franco ‘Rustico’ Prosecco, Veneto
Proscuitto and Garden Melon
Fields of Anthenry Beef Carpaccio- Mache, Capers, Pecorino Romano, Truffle Vinaigrette
Coreggia Roero Arneis 2011, Piemonte
Arepe Rosso di Valtellina 2009, Lombardia
Grilled Summer Vegetables from The Inn Garden-Eggplant, Zucchini,
Yellow Squash, Red Peppers, Olive Oil, Balsamic
Wild Mushroom Lasagna with Mushroom Cream Sauce
Massone ‘Masera’ Gavi 2011, Piemonte
Sperino ‘Uvaggio’ Lessona 2008, Piemonte
Pan Seared Bronzini and Herb Gnocchi-Shiitake Mushrooms, Fava Beans, Lemon Butter
Risotto Alla Piemontese- Meat Broth, Nutmeg, Parmesan, Truffle
Contratto Brut 2007, Oltrepo-Pavese
Vajra ‘Albe’ Barolo 2007, Piemonte
Rabbit Cacciatore Over Soft Rosemary Polenta, Tomato, Olive, Peppers, Red
Pollo Potenza-Braised Chicken, Tomato, Onion, White Wine, Pepperoncino, Basil
Venica Pinot Grigio ‘Jesera’ 2011, Collio
La Giaretta Amarone della Valpolicella 2008, Veneto
Lamb Osso Bucco with Pappardelle Pasta, Lamb Jus
Veal Valdostana-Veal Cutlet with Ham, Fontina Cheese, Lemon Butter
Elena Walch ‘Kastelaz’ Merlot Reserve 2001, Alto-Adige
Vie di Romans ‘Flor Unis’ Bianco 2009, Friuli
Tiramisu- Biscotti, Peach Sorbetto
La Spinetta ‘Quaglia’ Moscato 2011, Piemonte
Call to make Your Reservation at our Italian Wine Dinner: 800.638.1702