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Swirl & Savor Dinner at the Italian Barrel

Beth Ribblett

photo from nomenu.com

On Wednesday August 4th we'll be hosting another fun and affordable wine dinner at the Italian Barrel in the French Quarter. The Swirl and Savor Dinner Series features local chefs and restaurants in an intimate setting. We'll be limiting the participants to 20 people and feature 5 courses with wine pairings at a cost of only $65 per person, including tax and tip! Our favorite Italian Wine Guy, Antonio Molesini will host this upcoming dinner prepared by Chef/Proprietor Samantha L. Castagnetti, a native of Verona. The restaurant features elegant Northern Italian cuisine and a jaw dropping wine list, served in an atmosphere reminiscent of a true Italian trattoria.

We decided that the way to best showcase Chef Castagnetti's culinary skills was to feature the wine and food of her native region, the Veneto. This 5 course dinner will feature the following:

Smoked Salmon Salad
paired with Casalnova Prosecco

Fresh Figs and Prosciutto
paired with Bertani Due Uve

Tagliatelle al Ragu
Paired with Bertani Catullo

Chicken Alberto
Paired with Tedeschi Amarone

Cioccolato Salame
paired with Bertani Recioto Valpolicella