First course was the Antipasti:
Clams filled with a stuffing of homemade bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, Italian herbs, bell peppers, and onions and baked golden brown and paired with La Marronaia Vernaccia. The clams were so good. And the wine was a white wine with yellowish color. It balanced well with the seafood.
Second course was the Insalate:
I did not get a picture of the salad. :( It was fresh mesclun greens with hearts of palm, black olive, tomato, and white onion sprinkled with feta cheese, and served with a homemade Italian Vinaigrette paired Poggio alle Querce Mola Rosé. As it's hard to pair wine with a salad due to the strong flavors of the dressing, I'd have to say he did well here too. The Rose was a good choice as it didn't have a lot of tartness.
Third course was the Pasta:
|Cappellini Con Pomodoro e Basilico|
Fourth course was the Entree:
|Tonno al Vino Rosso|
Pan-Seared Tuna Steak with a fine red wine sauce, topped with a salsa of sautéed garlic, tomatoes, anchovy filets, black olives and capers, served with a creamy risotto and grilled asparagus.
Paired with La Marronaia Quattrorsi Supertuscan. Another great wine from La Marronaia, the name supertuscan means wines that come from the Tuscany area that are then blended together such as Sangiovese and Merlot. The Sommelier taught us that Quattrororsi means "4 Bears" and is a reference to the winemakers' family name.
Fifth course was the Dolci:
I had an awesome night and enjoyed some awesome food, wine and company. Can't wait to do it again soon!
Do you have some favorite wines?