Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Tuscan Splendor Wine Dinner at Francesca's North

May 8, 7:00 p.m. - Francesca’s North (1145 Church Street, Northbrook, IL 60062, 847-559-0260)
Escape the big city and spend an evening touring the culinary countryside of Tuscany, Italy.  Francesca’s North hosts this inaugural Spring event, serving as tour guide to guests as they sip and sample their way through this 4-course regionally inspired menu.  Enjoy wine selections from the Nozzole, Cabreo and Nardi vineyards.  $55 per person, tax and gratuity additional; call to reserve your seat today!

The meal starts with Fire roasted Scamorza , cherry tomatoes and olive oil pesto paired with a Cabreo La Pietra Chardonnay. This is followed by Prosciutto wrapped Yellow Fin Tuna, wild mushroom vinaigrette. This pairs excellently with a Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva. The third course features Osso Bucco filled ravioli, Cabreo “Il Borgo” sauce.  A Cabreo “Il Borgo” makes a great pair for this course. The evening ends with Spice roasted Rack of Lamb, caramelized fennel, spring onions and calamata olives. This is the perfect companion for a Nardi Brunello di Montalcino.

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