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“Barbaresco Smackdown” Menu

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THE CARLTON
BEST OF ITALY
“BARBARESCO SMACKDOWN”

With Stan “the Wine Man” Lalic – Wine Dinner #37
Culinary Offerings by Chef Simon DeJohn
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 – 6:30 p.m.
$109 Per Person Excluding Tax & Gratuity


DELTETTO BRUT ROSE METODO CLASSICO NV

SEA BASS NAPOLEAN
Chilean Sea Bass, Whipped Jalapeno Mascarpone,
Raspberry Coulis, grilled Brioche & Broccoli Rabe

CANTINE DEL PINO BARBARESCO OVELLO’09
LA GANGHIJA BARBARESCO’09

RADDICHIO LETTUCE BOWL
With Herb oil infused Freekeh, Eggplant, Portabella Mushrooms,
Tomatoes & Lemon Sage Tapenade

 CECILIA MONTE BARBARESCO SERRACAPELLI’08
CA’DEL BAIO BARBARESCO VAL GRANDE’08

 QUAIL BREAST
Honey-Bourbon glazed Quail, Maple-Pecan Risotto Cake,
Pickled Vegetables, Cranberry Chutney, crispy Leeks

 CA’DEL BAIO BARBARESCO ASILI’08
CA’DEL BAIO BARBARESCO PORA’08

PETITE FILET
Wood grilled Filet, Crab stuffed Parmesan Tuile, Rissole Potatoes,
Asparagus Tips, Roast Pepper Hollandaise  

 CA’DEL BAIO MOSCATO’12

CAPPUCINO PANNA COTTA
Chocolate-Frangelico Whipped Cream, Cinnamon Streusel

Best of Italy “Barbaresco Smackdown” Wine Dinner – December 4

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Best-of-Italy-Wine-Dinner-at-The-CarltonPlease join us Wednesday, December 4 when Stan “the Wine Man” Lalic hosts his 37th Best of Italy Special Wine Dinner at The Carlton!

This dinner is a “Barbaresco Smackdown” featuring six wines made from the Nebbiolo grape competing for your attention and perfectly matched to Chef Simon’s cuisine. If you enjoy Pinot Noir, this is a dinner for you! Stan describes Barbaresco as “Pinot Noir on steroids!”

Stan Lalic is a Pittsburgh treasure who spends much of his year in Italy working with small production Wine Makers. Kick off your festive holiday season and attend this wine dinner with some close friends! Click here to view the menu.

“Le Piane” Wine Dinner – Feb. 8

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wine-glassPlease join us on Friday, February 8 for a very special Wine Dinner when Stan “the Wine Man” Lalic presents Christoph Kunzli, owner and Winemaker of Le Piane in Northern Piemonte, Italy.

Stan has hosted 35 “Best of Italy” dinners with us over the years, but until now has never brought a Winemaker to visit! Kunzli is a native of Switzerland who has gained distinction for his work reviving the vineyards of the Boca DOC. Le Piane is a tiny Piemonte winery nestled in the hills of the Lower Alps that produces one wine – Le Piane Boca – a blend of Nebbiolo (85%) and Vesppolina (15%).

We will be sampling five different vintages that have all gained international acclaim winning Tre Bicchieri Awards (95-100 points) from Gambero Rosso – Italy’s leading ratings guide. Kunzli’s wines have also attracted the attention of Robert Parker who awarded the 2007 vintage “93” points and the 2008 vintage “96” points!

Christoph Kunzli is a vibrant, well-spoken individual who is sure to entertain!  Robert Parker has described his wines as “a balance of focus and power that is simply stunning. Please join us for what promises to be a superior first installment of our 2013 Wine Dinner Series! Click here to view the menu.