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Taste of Abruzzo
Wine Dinner
May 23, 2024 @ 6:30 pm
tasting menu by chef Greg Chiknas. wines by Cascina del Colle winery


First Course
Arrosticini Abruzzesi

Traditional lamb skewers, Italian herbs

paired with “Villamagna” Montepulciano D’Abruzzo DOCG-Cascina del Colle
The Villamagna comes from 100% certified organic Montepulciano and Abruzzo grapes. The Villamagna DOC is a full-bodied Italian red wine with a bright ruby colour. The nose is very intense and varied, ranging from red cherry, black cherry,  juniper berries, and licorice to cloves. Full and enveloping on the palate with a good
perception of ripe fruit combined with well-integrated tannins.

Second Course
Pallotte Cacio & Ova

Egg and Cheese fritters simmered in tomato sauce

paired with “Aime” Pecorino Superiore DOC-Cascina del Colle
Vivid straw yellow colour, the bouquet reveals intense scents, firstly of flowers and then fruit with a finale ofminerals and iodates. On the palate it is fresh, sapid, full-bodied and persistent closing with a highly elegant fruity finish.

Third Course
Timballo Abruzzese

traditional baked pasta with ragu’ sauce, mini meatballs and mozzarella cheese

paired with “Negus” Montepulciano D’Abruzzo DOC
The wine is made from grapes grown in the fertile landscapes of Abruzzo and is described as having complex aromasof red fruits, sweet spices, and vanilla, with an intense ruby red color and garnet hues. The wine is full-bodied, with great consistency, and is dry, decisive, and tannic.

Fourth Course
Soffioni Abruzzesi

sweet Ricotta Pastries

Paired with “Mammut” Montepulciano D’Abruzzo DOC-Cascina Del Colle
A dense nose of fallen leaves, hoisin sauce, dried sage and plum jam makes for a rich entry. The full-bodied palate echoes the nose, showing ample developed flavors alongside glints of fresh fruit. The tannins are dissolved into the rounded texture, with fresh acidity lending lift to the close.



4-course menu is $65/person before tax and tip.

Wine Pairing is OPTIONAL for $25 


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Like one or more of the wines you tasted? Discounted bottles of wine will be available for purchase same day and for delivery at a later date!

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