Valentine’s Day & Northern Italian Wine Dinner:
Food & Drink from Trentino-Alto Adige on Valentine’s Day
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14th, join us to celebrate Valentine’s Day and Northern Italian food, drink, and culture heavily influenced by countries like Austria, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, and Germany. Four courses, four wines, beginning at 6:30pm, and $75 per guest.
Trentino-Alto Adige is a region in northern Italy bordering Switzerland and Austria. When considering expanding our old-world wine list, we always think of countries bordering Germany or heavily influenced by Germanic grapes and cuisine. Northern Italy within Tyrol taps countries like Liechtenstein and serves up speck, Schüttelbrot, and Meraner Wurst. With cooking like that, we couldn’t imagine not tasting the wine!
BOOK TABLE HERE
KRIS, Brut Sparkling Cuvée Limited Release (NV) paired with Graukäse Soup. A light cheesy leek and potato soup
KRIS Winemakers have combined modern technology and traditional wine making artistry to handcraft an exquisite modern Italian expression of a fresh, crisp sparkling wine
Alois Lageder, Südtirol Alto Adige Schiava (2021) paired with Schlutzkrapfen stuffed with grilled prawns and topped with taleggio cheese for the vegetarians, Taleggio cheese, toasted baguettes, and ginger pickled grapes.
Schiava is among the few red wines that won’t overwhelm fish, thanks to its bold but breezy, light-bodied character.
Cantina Tramin, Südtirol Alto Adige Pinot Nero (2021) paired with Schüttelbrot tagliatelle semolina pasta with creamy mushroom sauce for vegetarians, topped with fried speck for the meat eaters
Made entirely from Pinot Nero (elsewhere known as Pinot Noir), Labelled as Blauburgunder. The fresh palate offers crushed raspberry, green tomato and cinnamon. It’s fresh, sleek and balanced.
Terra Alpina, Vigneti delle Dolomiti Chardonnay (2021) paired with an Apple Strudel Crème Brulée
A light and juicy chardonnay with appealing, Alpine freshness.