Monday, January 25, 2010

Prezza: Vietti Wine Dinner

On February 10, starting at 6:30pm, Prezza, located in Bostons North End, will hold a four-course wine dinner with Italy’s Vietti Winery. It will be hosted by Prezza’s Anthony Caturano and winemaker Lucca Currado from Italy. Guests will experience delicious Italian cuisine paired with select wines from the Vietti’s vineyard.

The history of the Vietti winery traces its roots back to the 19th Century. Only at the beginning of the 20th century, however, did the Vietti name become a winery offering its own wines in bottle. Patriarch Mario Vietti, starting from 1919 made the first Vietti wines, selling most of the production in Italy. His most significant achievement was to transform the family farm, engaged in many fields, into a grape-growing and wine-producing business. Then, in 1952, Alfredo Currado (Luciana Vietti’s husband) continued to produce high quality wines from their own vineyards and purchased grapes. The Vietti winery grew to one of the top-level producers in Piemonte and was one of the first wineries to export its products to the USA market.

The Menu will include:

Rabbit Saltimboca with Saffron Risotto
Paired with a 2007 Dolcetto D’Alba Tre Vigne

Goat Cheese Gnocchi, Lamb Ragout and Pecorino Cheese
Paired with a 2006 Barbere D’Alba Scarrone and a 2006 Nebbiolo Perbaco

Rosemary Braised Pork Shank with Asiago Polenta and Braised Greens
Paired with 2005 Barolo Castiglione and a 2004 Barolo Lazzarito

Final course will be assorted cheeses and a final selection of wines.

Cost: $125 per person

Seating is limited so please call 617-227-1577 for reservations.

24 Fleet St.
Boston, MA
Phone: 617-227-1577

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