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Annual Tre Bicchieri Italian Wine Dinner at Maximo's Italian Grill

Beth Ribblett

Celebrate the best of Italy with an Italian wine dinner featuring the highest award winning wines of the Gambero Rosso Vini d'Italia, internationally regarded as the foremost the authority on Italian wine.  Published annually, Gambero Rosso reviewed more than 20,000 wines for the 2011 edition with only 402 receiving the highly coveted "Tre Bicchieri" or 3 glass award. It is the most prestigious honor that can be bestowed upon an Italian wine, a symbol that has come to represent superior quality and current trends which influences fine Italian wine consumption across the globe.
Each year Swirl Wines holds a dinner at an Italian restaurant, one that demonstrates the same commitment to excellence, and chooses five Tre Bicchieri award winners to match with their cuisine. We are excited to hold this year's dinner at Maximo's Italian Grill with chef Thomas Wood's specially designed pairing menu that will feature six tasting courses with five wines representing five different regions of Italy. Antonio Molesini, Italian Wine Specialist from Republic National Beverage, and a native of Tuscany, will join us in hosting the event.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

6:30pm Cocktails (cash bar), 7:00pm Dinner

$110 per person, tax and tip included (prepayment is required with reservation)

Maximo's Italian Grill, 1117 Decatur Street


Tonight's Menu

2008 Castello della Sala Cervaro, Chardonnay and Greccheto, Umbria
~Chili Glazed Scallops~
Diver scallops drizzled, sweet and spicy chili glaze served over a 
sauté of green pear and baby spinach

2001 Travagini Gattinara Riserva, Nebbiolo, Piemonte
~Wild Mushroom Bruschetta~
 Baby portabella, shitake, and oyster mushroom served on top of a crisp crostini

2005 Poliziano Asinone Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Sangiovese, Toscano
~Pan Roasted Maple Leaf Duck Breast~
Carrot confit, grilled polenta and fresh buffalo mozzarella, finished with a Spring cherry demi-glace

2005 Tormaresca Maime, Negroamaro, Puglia 
~Grilled Domestic Lamb Loin Chop~
Baby red potato gratin and fresh local radish sprouts, finished with a blackberry truffle sauce

2006 Planeta Santa Cecilia, Nero d'Avola, Sicilia~Wild Boar and House Smoked Provolone Ravioli~
Fresh Pomodoro basil butter sauce

~Dessert of fresh, local ingredients, chef's choice~