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“Hooked on a Cause” Dining and Wine Dinner

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Hooked wineOnce again during this upcoming Lenten Season, The Carlton is teaming up with Catholic Charities for the third annual “Hooked on a Cause” campaign.

The campaign is designed to encourage Catholics to dine out during Lent and raise money for the thousands of acts of charity performed each year by Catholic Charities. Instead of “giving things up”, Catholics and all patrons can “give back” dining out! No need to patronize the neighborhood Fish Fry’s every Lenten Friday…enjoy the great fare of a participating restaurant!

We are donating a portion of all of our Food and Beverage sales during Lent and guaranteeing to raise at least $5,000. With your help we can raise even more! We are featuring a “Hooked on a Cause” Special Wine Dinner on Friday, March 6 with a major part of the proceeds helping us to achieve our goal. Five courses (without meat) paired with exquisite wines – including four highly rated Chardonnay’s!

We will also taste the offerings of two famous local winemakers – North Allegheny’s Ehren Jordan – the acclaimed winemaker of Turley and Failla – and a Pinot Noir by former Patz and Hall Winemaker – James McCeney. James will be on hand to discuss his outstanding Bridges Sonoma Pinot Noir and the interesting Winemaking Trail that has led him to Pittsburgh! Please enjoy an outstanding evening and help a great cause! Click here to view the menu for our special “Hooked on a Cause” Wine Dinner menu.

Best of Italy Wine Dinner Menu

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THE CARLTON
“BEST OF ITALY” – #41
SPECIAL WINE DINNER

With Stan “the Wine Man” Lalic
Cuisine by Executive Chef Simon DeJohn
Monday, December 8 – 6:30 p.m.
$99 Per Person + Tax and Gratuity

GABRIELLA MAYR “76” PAS DOSE RISERVA’06

RASPBERRY & BRIE STUFFED SHRIMP
Pickled Squash, Pomegranate-Balsamic Glaze, Baby Marigolds

DELTETTO ROERO BRAJA RISERVA’09

SHELLFISH & SAUSAGE CIOPPINO
Andouille, Italian Sausage, Chorizo, Crab, Lobster, Mussels,
Tomato-Saffron Broth, Garlic-Herb Toast

LE PIANE KLA’2 “OUT OF THIS WORLD” ’07

DUCK DEVONSHIRE
Duck Breast & Bacon, Fried Green Tomatoes,
Asiago Balsamella, Smoked Paprika tossed Basil Leaves

CASCINA BRUCIATA BARBARESCO RIO SORDO RISERVA’06

BERGADANO BAROLO SARMASSA RISERVA’08

BOLOGNESE PINWHEEL
Lamb & Beef Bolognese rolled in Pasta Dough, Ricotta, Burrata,
Herb Bread Crumbs, Sage-Hazelnut Pesto, Roast Pepper Puree, Pancetta

GIOVANNA CHESSA KENTALES NV

WHITE CHOCOLATE PHYLLO “CANNOLI”
Grilled Peach Compote, Roasted Honey Nuts

Best of Italy Wine Dinner – Dec. 8

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Italy Wine DinnerPlease join us for our final Wine Dinner of the year on Monday, December 8 when Stan “the Wine Man” Lalic returns for his 41st “Best of Italy” Dinner at The Carlton!

We are proud to feature four styles of the Nebbiolo Grape from four different vintages in Piedmont paired with Chef Simon’s cuisine! Four of our wines are rated at or above “95” points and all are rated over “90!” Click here to view the menu.

Invite some friends and get the holiday season off to a great start! Stan is a Pittsburgh treasure and we enjoy the tradition of having him host our December Wine Dinners!