Wednesday, June 23, 2010

PIO CESARE WINERY DINNER - Updated (July 8 at 7:00 p.m.)

A taste of Italy will be venturing to Aria on July 8 as we welcome Pio Boffa of Pio Cesare Winery from Alba, Italy for our next wine dinner.

Pio Boffa is the great-grandson of winery founder Cesare Pio, who began producing traditional Piemontese wines five generations ago in 1881 in their ancient cellars. They combine modern winemaking techniques along with the traditional regional methods, ageing in large casks and barriques of different French oaks and bottle-aged before their release.

We are thrilled to experience these high quality wines with Pio Boffa present – it will be a pleasure to learn both about the legacy and philosophy that is behind the creation of these great Italian wines. The Cesare Winery Dinner will begin at 7 p.m. and feature 6 wines paired with 5 courses. The dinner will be $100 (includes tax and gratuity) and reservations can be made by calling us at (404) 233-7673.

Reception: Cortese di Gavi DOCG, 2009

Summer Black Truffle Deviled Egg

Seared New Bedford Jumbo Sea Scallop
lady peas, heirloom tomatoes, tarragon
Chardonnay, L’Altro, Piemonte DOC 2007

Warm Capon Salad
black mission figs, thin beans, roasted red peppers, basil
Barbera d’Alba DOC, Fides, 2006

Breast of Duck
wild rice, bacon, toasted almonds, georgia blackberries
Barbaresco DOCG, 2005

Roasted Rack of Lamb
ragu of eggplant, celery, cipollini, natural jus
Barolo DOCG, 2005

Georgia Peach Tart
ginger brown butter and peach ice cream
Moscato D’Asti DOCG, 2007

- Next on our calendar: Ettiene Hugel from Alsace (July 19th at 7pm) and Susana Balbo from Argentina (August 24th at 7pm)