On Friday, September 14, Bells Up was the featured winery at a sumptuous, five-course traditional Italian Winemaker’s Dinner prepared by Chef Dario Pisoni at Agrivino in Carlton and attended by 46 guests—a sell out. The amazing meal featured wine pairings from us with original creations by Chef Dario. Both Chef Dario and Winemaker Dave presented each course with an explanation of the inspiration behind each pairing. If you think the menu sounds good, wait until you see the photos…
Antipasti | Vellutata di Capesante (Velvety scallop soup topped with crispy speck) + 2017 RHAPSODY Pinot Blanc
Antipasti | Vitello Tartufato (Gently roasted beef sliced & topped with truffled cheese fondue) + 2017 PRELUDE Estate Rose’ of Pinot Noir
Primi | Ravioli Burro e Salvia (Homemade braised meat ravioli tossed in a classical butter & sage) + 2016 VILLANELLE Reserve Pinot Noir
Secondi | Agnello Brasato (Slowly wine braised lamb served on creamy potatoes & roasted beets) + 2015 TITAN Pinot Noir
Formaggi | Formaggi e Cugna’ (Selection of Italian cheese served with authentic grape jam) + 2016 FIREBIRD Syrah
We hope to team up with Agrivino at least once in 2019. Stay tuned for our next Winemaker Dinner with them. We hope to have a date scheduled early in the new year.