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Annual Tre Bicchiere Italian Wine Dinner

Beth Ribblett

Each year we celebrate the best of Italy with an Italian wine dinner featuring the highest award winning wines of the Gambero Rosso Vini d'Italia, those given the "Tre Bicchieri" or 3 Glass designation. Given to less than 300 wines yearly, the Tre Bicchieri award is the highest and most prestigious honor that can be bestowed upon an Italian wine and is highly coveted by producers.

To best present the wines we choose an Italian restaurant each year that demonstrates the same commitment to superior quality and match these amazing wines with their cuisine. We are excited to hold this year's dinner at Chef Adolfo Garcia and Chef Joshua Smith's southern Italian restaurant, a Mano. Chef Joshua Smith's menu will feature 6 tasting courses paired with *6 wines representing their respective regions. Antonio Molesini, Italian Wine Specialist from Republic National Beverage, and a native of Cortona, will join us in hosting the event.

Wednesday, June 2nd
6:30pm Cocktails (cash bar), 7:00pm Dinner
$100 per person, tax and tip included
a Mano, 870 Tchoupitoulas Street


Fish crudo, citrus, fennel
paired with
Castello della Sala Cervaro della Sala, Umbria

Cured duck breast with seasonal berry conserve
paired with
Michele Chiarlo La Court Barbera d'Asti

Sformato di Porcini (savory mushroom mousse/custard)
paired with
Castello di Fonterutoli Chianti Classico, Toscano

Fresh pasta with lamb ragu
paired with
Feudo Maccari Saia Nero d’Avola, Sicilia

Red wine braised wild boar with polenta
paired with
Antinori Guado al Tasso, Tuscany

Bittersweet chocolate budino, hazelnuts, olive oil, sea salt
paired with
Sella & Mosca Villa Marina Cabernet, Sardegna

*As these wine are produced in limited quantity,
one 5 oz glass of wine will accompany each course