Rhone Wine Dinner: Tales of the River Bank

Wine Dinner

Rhone Wine Dinner: Tales of the River Bank

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Friday, August 14, 2015 | 6:30PM
$185.00 plus tax
Limited to 18 guests

Forming a corridor between The Mediterranean and Northern Europe, the Rhône Valley extends over six French départements. The region draws its strength from this rich and powerful river, which shapes the landscape of the the Massif Central, the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea.

Often classified as one of the three best regions in France (along with Bordeaux and Burgundy) the wines produced in Cotes du Rhône are crafted and inspired by a variety of grapes and terroirs. The region is also one of the first to produce wine in France. The first vine was planted by vine growers coming from Marseille and because of the Rhône river, it was easy to send the bottles of wine to an harbor on the Mediterranean sea.

In the middle age, monasteries began to manage vineyards such as Châteauneuf, which was renamed Châteauneuf du Pape when the Popes used to spend their holidays there. This was a clear sign of recognition for the region.

Join us for a Multi-course dinner paired with Rhône wines featured by Wine Director and Sommelier at The Rittenhouse Hotel & LaCroix Restaurant, Justin Timsit, who will lead us through this experience.

Dining

An Evening with Chef Ryan Poli of Catbird Seat

Monday, May 8, 2017  |  6:30PM
$185  |  Limited to 18 guests

Chef Ryan Poli trained in classic French and American cuisine. His techniques were refined by working at remarkable restaurants like Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry and Jean Banchet’s Le Francais. He has opened several award-winning Chicago establishments, starting in 2008 with BOKA Restaurant Group at Perennial, which received numerous accolades including “Best New Restaurant” from both Travel+Leisure and Chicago magazine. Now, as the Executive Chef at The Catbird Seat in Nashville, he gets to let his creativity and personality shine. Please join us for this multi course meal to experience the culinary journey of Chef Poli.

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Reception

Grappa and Amaro Experience with Elisabetta Nonino

Thursday, May 11, 2017  |  6:30PM
$100  |  Limited to 30 guests

Grappa and Amaro from the Nonino Family has always been a Vetri favorite. This year marks their 120th anniversary and we will be holding a cocktail style reception with Elisabetta Nonino as your host. A full line up of Grappa and Amaro will be offered to sample both on their own and in some delicious mixed cocktails. Hors d’oeuvres inspired by the Friuli region will be served throughout the evening. Reception will conclude at 8:30PM.

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Wine Dinner

Wine Dinner with Silvano Brescianini of Barone Pizzini and Pievalta

Tuesday, May 16, 2017  |  6:30PM
$185  |  Limited to 18 guests

Please join us for a dinner with Silvano Brescianini, winemaker and director at Barone Pizzini in Franciacorta and Pievalta in Le Marche. Barone Pizzini dates back to 1870 and was the first producer in Franciacorta to practice organic farming. Franciacorta is considered a young region with its commercial origins starting in the 1960s. However, its Italian sparkling wine production dates back to the 16th century, with Barone Pizzini being one of the best representations from this region. Pievalta is located in the heart of the Castelli di Jesi. It’s a land renowned for its small, walled medieval villages and for the production of wines made from Verdicchio grapes. Pievalta produces all of their wine biodynamically, allowing the grape variety and terroir to freely express themselves. The wine pairing will highlight five different Franciacorta crus and two Pievalta wines, including their San Paolo Cru – one of the best subzones in Castelli di Jesi. Menu will feature dishes from both the Franciacorta and Marche regions.

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