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Best of Argentina Wine Dinner – July 18

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barsottiPlease join us on Friday, July 18 when Joe Barsotti hosts a “Best of Argentina” Special Wine Dinner.

Joe just returned from the mountains and countryside of Argentina looking for some gems to bring back for us, and he has definitely succeeded!

Four of these wines are rated 90 points or higher. Joe is becoming Pittsburgh’s best source of upscale wines from Argentina! Click here to view the menu. We hope to see you here.

Special Pre-Valentine’s Day Wine Dinner – February 13

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Iberian PeninsulaPlease join us on Thursday, February 13 when we welcome Joe Barsotti for a special Pre-Valentine’s Day Wine Dinner featuring outstanding wines from the Iberian Peninsula!

Joe is a Pittsburgh guy that spent years toiling in the Wine industry working for others, before he listened to his entrepreneurial spirit and decided to try it on his own.

He had built up solid relationships in the industry but it was still a major risk – as many wineries are more comfortable having large companies represent them in Pennsylvania.

Today, Joe is President and CEO of a growing company that represents wineries from all over the world! Joe’s Pre-Valentine’s Day wine dinner shines a spotlight on the interesting and full bodied flavors from Spain and Portugal!

Wine education is a lifelong pursuit and you will be happy to taste these selections paired with Chef Simon’s creations! Call 412.391.4152 to make your reservations today! Click here to view the menu.

Joe Barsotti Selections Wine Dinner – Nov. 11

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Join us Thursday, November 11 for a wine dinner featuring Joe Barsotti selections including two from another “Pittsburgher” who is following his dream of becoming a Napa Valley Winemaker – Nick Floulis!

Born in Pittsburgh, Nick attended Pittsburgh Culinary Institute and was a Manager at the Original Fish Market.  His family owns Zorba on Smithfield Street!  After a stint working at St. Supéry Winery, Nick is now producing a high-end Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa Valley under the label of Pushback!  Nick is considered one of the hot young winemakers in Napa Valley!  In addition to Nick’s delicious wines, we will be sampling a “93” rated Chardonnay from Robert Young and two delicious “organic” Zinfandels from Joe Barsotti’s impressive portfolio!  It will certainly be interesting hearing about Nick’s journey and the challenges he has faced in Napa to produce wines under his own label!

“JOE BARSOTTI SELECTIONS”
SPECIAL WINE DINNER

With Pushback’s Nick Floulis & Joe Barsotti
Culinary offerings by Mark Swomley
Thursday, November 11, 2010 – 6:30 PM
$99 per person – excluding Taxes & Gratuity

PUSHBACK NAPA SAUVIGNON BLANC’09

LUMP CRAB SALAD
With local Greens, Pear, Apple, Walnut Vinaigrette, Chevre & Sun dried Cherries

ROBERT YOUNG ALEXANDER VALLEY “ESTATE” CHARDONNAY’07

BUTTER BRAISED LOBSTER TAIL
With Root Vegetable Puree, Brie-Manchego Cream and Hazelnut Pesto

PRESTON FARM & WINERY DRY CREEK ZINFANDEL’08
X WINERY LAKE COUNTY “NOVA VINEYARD”

ORGANIC ZINFANDEL’08

SEARED DUCK BREAST
Served over a Pumpkin-Oat Pancake with Poached Pear-Watercress Salad,

Apricot Plum Glaze and toasted Almonds

PUSHBACK NAPA CABERNET SAUVIGNON’07

TENDERLOIN OF BEEF
Herb roasted and served with Serrano Ham & Chevre in Phyllo,
Grilled Baby Squash and Caramelized Onion Demi-Glace

PROVENANCE PORT

CHOCOLATE DECADENCE
With Chocolate Mousse