A Taste of Italy Wine Dinner

  • September 13, 2018
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Thursday, September 13, 7:00 PM

Please join us Thursday, September 13th, 2018 at 7:00 PM, for a special wine dinner show casing the wines of Elvio Tintero from The Piemonte, or Piedmont region of Italy.  In 1900 a Frenchman named Pierre Tintero set out for Piedmont in search of work finding an opportunity to do odd jobs at a small estate where widow Rosina Cortese was struggling to handle all the work herself. Pierre, called “Pietrin” by the locals, quickly became a vital part of the estate and fell in love with the widow, whom he married two years later. The couple continued to work the vines together and bottled their own Dolcetto for the first time just as war fell in 1914. It was not until the 1980’s that Pierre’s grandson Elvio began experimenting with the challenging process of frizzante wine production. Now, in addition to more serious, traditional wines like Barbaresco and Arneis, the Tinteros make delightful, fresh, slightly spritzy wines from local grape varietals that are a joy to drink. Elizabeth Van Wazer CSW of The Robins Cellars will be on hand to present the wines, and Chef Jacques has designed a menu to showcase both styles.


A “Taste of Italy” Menu:

Chef Jacques’ Seasonal Canapes
Piemonte Vino Bianco Secco

Filet of Red Snapper with Saffron and Tomato Coulis
Langhe Arneis, 2017

Creekstone Farms Natural Beef Carpaccio, Gruyere, Capers, Olive Oil
Rosso (50% Dolcetto, 40% Barbera, 10% Nebbiolo)

Marcho Farms Osso Bucco with Garlic Flan,  Braised Garden Kale
Barbaresco, 2015

Classic Zabaglione with a Medley of Fresh Berries
Moscato d’Asti Sorì Gramella, 2017

Gilette’s Locally-Roasted Coffee, Selection of Harney & Sons Fine Teas


excluding tax and gratuity, for a total of 140.00

We are happy to accommodate guests’ dietary concerns, so all may join the festivities. Please email chezlauberge@aol.com or call 703-759-3800 with special requests. Patrons will have an opportunity to purchase these wines at a special price.

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