Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Il Capriccio Wine Dinner: Cascina Roera Winery--Jan.19

Il Capriccio is one of my favorite Italian restaurants and they have a killer wine list, including many less common and unusual Italian wines. They have exceptional food and have hosted some delicious wine dinners in the past. You now have another opportunity to check them out.

On Monday January 19, they will host a special wine dinner with Claudio Rosso and Piero Nebiolo of the Cascina Roera winery in Costigliole d'Asti, Italy. (Yes, those are their real names!) Seating starts at 6pm and continues throughout the evening.

Piero and Claudio will be there to talk about their wines and the Piemonte region. The winery has only been around since 2002 yet has already garnered an excellent reputation. The vineyards are managed organically, they have some old vines, and the philosophy in the cellar is to start with superior grapes and interfere as little as possible. This is the first time that Piero and Claudio have been to the Boston area.

The Menu includes:

--Pork Loin with Tuna Sauce paired with 2006 Barbera d'Asti
--Lasagnetta Di Verdure paired with 2004 Barbera d'Asti Superiore "San Martino"
--Squab Breast with Porcini Sformato paired with 2004 Barbera d'Asti Superiore "Cardin"
--Red Wine Poached Pear (They are still deciding on a pairing though might go to Tuscany and enjoy the Massa Vecchia Aleatico)

The dinner costs $55.00 per person, which includes tax and tip. Call for reservations.

I also want to note that Il Capriccio is holding their Secret Hidden Finds from the Cellar on Monday thru Thursday evenings starting at 5 P.M. For $12.00 a glass, you get to try some very special wines. They only have a couple of bottles of each wine each day so make sure to get their early. You might get to try wines like a Roberto Voerzio Barolo, Casse Basse Brunello or Quintarelli Amarone. Why not stop by their bar, have a few appetizers and drink some great wine?

Il Capriccio
888 Main St.
Waltham, MA
Phone: (781) 894-2234

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