Bettino Ricasoli, the founder of Chianti Classico.
Monday, February 25th 2019 at 6:30 pm
$90 pp tax and gratuity are included
The history of Italy cannot be told without including the prominent contributions of the Ricasoli family, who have produced wine since 1141. Ricasoli is documented as the oldest winery in Italy and the fourth oldest family business in the world.
The heart of the Ricasoli wine production comes from the Brolio castello, a magnificent castle located in the commune of Gaiole in Chianti, which was built as an outpost to defend Florence from the rival city of Siena. Within the estate, ancient cannonballs and even more recent WWII artillery shells have been found, evidence of the historical strategic importance of the castle with views of the entire Chianti Classico area.
Zuppa Di Pomodoro – Oven roasted tomato soup, roasted garlic, basil, fresh buffalo Mozzarella
Accompanied by a glass of Ricasoli Toscana IGT
Involtini di Melanzane – Rolled eggplant stuffed with Ricotta cheese, Organic San Marzano tomato sauce, basil
Accompanied by a glass of Ricasoli Chianti DOCG
Ravioli alla Amatriciana – Spinach & feta cheese ravioli, red onion, basil, smoked pancetta, spicy Organic Collina tomato sauce
Accompanied by a glass of Ricasoli ‘Brolio’ Chianti Classico DOCG
Bistecca – Prime Filet Mignon, truffle potato mash, sautéed baby spinach, dolce Gorgonzola, red wine reduction
Accompanied by a glass of Ricasoli ‘Brolio’ Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG
Piatto di Formaggi Italiani – Chef selection of Italian cheeses and dry fruits
Accompanied by a glass of Ricasoli ‘Casalferro’ IGT
Owner Carla Agrippino Gomes
Speaker: Ciro Pirone, Director Italian Wines – Horizon Beverage Company