The Florentine is whisking guests away to Tuscany on Friday, May 13 with a special wine dinner hosted in collaboration with family-owned and operated winery Marchesi de’Frescobaldi, native to the Tuscan region in Italy. Brooke Tarkin, an ambassador of the well-renowned winery, will help guide the evening along with The Florentine’s sommelier Alexandra Sarovich. The evening will begin with a complimentary aperitivo toast upon arrival of Pomino Bianco Chardonnay (2014) and passed sopresatta, fava and pecorino, and asparagus and fresh ricotta crostinis. Executive Chef Zach Walrath of The Florentine has prepared a thoughtful four-course menu to pair with the selected wines, featuring:
Calamari alla Griglia grilled calamari steak, sea salt ciabatta, crushed fresh cherry tomatoes, shaved fennel and preserved lemon vinaigrette
Wine pairing: Massovivo Ammiraglia, Vermentino 2014
Papardelle house made pasta, braised lamb neck ragu, carrot ribbons, dried currant, and mint gremolata
Wine pairing: Tenuta Frescobaldi di Castiglioni, Cabernet Blend, 2012
Bistecca pan roasted NY strip, bluck truffle polenta, oyster mushroom and porcini demi
Wine paring: Castelgiocondo, Brunello di Montalcino, 2009
Gelato Tuscan olive oil gelato, pine honey grilled apricots, amaretti
Wine pairing: Pomino, Vin Santo, 2005
$75 per person. Tax and gratuity not included.
Please call (312) 660-8866 or email General Manager Dustin Heilmann at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve tickets.