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Sep
20
Wed
St. Supéry Wine Dinner @ Il Fornaio Walnut Creek
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm

Il Fornaio Walnut Creek

presents a

St. Supéry Wine Dinner

Wednesday, September 20th at 6:30pm

$70 per guest

ASSAGGINI

Asparagi con Proscuitto

Melanzane con Caprino

Bruschetta ai Carciofi

Paired with St. Supéry Rosé, 2016

 

INSALATA

            Insalata di Pere alla Griglia

Grilled pears, candied walnuts, orange segments and shaved fennel tossed in a grapefruit-honey vinaigrette

Paired with St. Supéry Sauvignon Blanc, 2016

 

PRIMI

Taste of:

Turtei all’Aragosta

Housemade ravioloni filled with lobster, leeks and filone bread; served with Sauvignon Blanc velouté; garnished with citrus zest

Risotto con Fragola e Gorgonzola

Imported carnaroli rice with strawberries, shallots thyme and Dolcelatte Gorgonzola cheese

Paired with St Supéry Virtú

 

SECONDI

Choice of:

Filetto di Manzo ai Caffé

Grilled coffee-crusted beef tenderloin served with leek mashed potatoes and braised summer greens; topped with cabernet-juniper berry sauce

or

Filetto di Storione

Mesquite-grilled sturgeon fillet topped with balsamic caramelized onions; served with potato frico, braised summer greens and cabernet demi-glace

Paired with St. Supéry Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014

 

DOLCE

Tartelette alla Napolitana

Neapolitan apricot-almond bars served with vanilla bean gelato

Paired with St. Supéry Moscato, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seghesio Wine Dinner @ Il Fornaio Palo Alto
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm

Il Fornaio Palo Alto

presents a

Seghesio Wine Dinner

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

$90 per guest

ASSAGGINI DELLO CHEF

Arancini di Riso

Speck and Brie

Involtini di Melanzane con Caprino

 ANTIPASTO

Zuppa del Doge di Venezia

Scallop and crabmeat soup with fresh asparsgus tips

Paired with Arneis, Russian River Valley, 2014

 

PASTA

Lasagna al Pesto con Vegetali

Housemade lasagna with fresh vegetables, pesto and béchamel

Paired with Vermentino, Russian River Valley, 2015

 

CARNE E PESCE A SCELTE

Choice of:

Brasato al Barbera

Braised short ribs with root vegetables and Barbera wine over a polenta-cheese fonduta

Paired with Barbera, Alexander Valley, 2012

or

Trota di Fiume al Vino Rosso

Rainbow trout in a red wine reduction served with steamed baby bok choy and Yukon Gold potatoes

Paired with Old Vine Zinfandel, Sonoma County, 2013

 

DOLCE

Pere al Vino Rosso Ripiene di Crema al Gorgonzola

Poached pears in red wine reduction with Gorgonzola Dolce and mascarpone cheese; served with vanilla gelato

Paired with Dionigia, Sonoma County, 2010

Sep
21
Thu
Hands-On Ravioli Making with Chef Gazzana! @ Il Fornaio San Jose
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm

Il Fornaio San Jose

Presents a

Hand-On Ravioli Making Class

Thursday, September 21st at 6pm

$49.95 per guest

Family-Style Tasting Dinner with Wine Pairings

Chef’s Salad

Chicken Ravioli with Cherry Tomato & Garlic Sauce

Spinach-Ricotta Ravioli with Butter & Sage Sauce

Dessert

***Space is limited, so reserve your place now by calling 408.271.3366

Sep
27
Wed
Chateau Ste. Michelle 50th Anniversary Wine Dinner @ Il Fornaio Denver
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm

Il Fornaio Denver

presents a

Chateau Ste. Michelle 50th Anniversary Wine Dinner

Wednesday, September 27th at 6pm

$79 per guest

ANTIPASTI

Involtino di Pollo con Formagi di Capra

Thinly pounded chicken breast filled with goat cheese, leeks and spinach; served over fried red beet chips and drizzled with balsamic reduction

Crostini con Olio d’Oliva e Fichi Tapenade

Kalamata olive-black fig tapenade served on focaccia crostini and topped with Gorgonzola cheese

Vongole al Forno

Large half clams stuffed with breadcrumbs, Grana Padano, green peppers, red onions and garlic; topped with pancetta, baked in the oven and drizzled with a white wine sauce

Paired with Chateau Ste. Michelle Sauvignon Blanc

 

INSALATA

Insalata con Capesante

Spring mix salad tossed with orange dressing, orange segments, cherry tomatoes and fennel; served with large grilled scallops

Paired with Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay

 

PIATTI DI MAZZO

Gnocchi di Ricotta Fresca e Funghi Misti

Housemade fresh ricotta dumplings tossed with mushroom ragu and vegetable stock; finished with Grana Padano and truffle oil

Paired with Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon

 

SECONDI

Choice of:

Porchetta di Maiale

Pork belly roasted with sale aeromatica and topped with a red wine demi-glace; served with soft polenta

Or

Branzino al Vino Rosso

Seared corvine seabass fillet served over mashed potatoes and topped with a red wine reduction

Paired with Tenet “The Pundit” Syrah

 

DOLCI

Torta Formaggio

Housemade cheesecake

Paired with Eroica Riesling

 

 

 

Charles Smith Wine Dinner @ Il Fornaio Seattle
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm

Il Fornaio Seattle

presents a

Charles Smith Wine Dinner

Wednesday, September 27th at 6:30 PM

$70 per guest

ASSAGGINI MISTI

Selection of:

Spicy Sausage-Puff Pastry Pockets

Pesto and Fresh Mozzarella Crostini

Fried Salmon Cakes

Zucchini and Eggplant Fritters

Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives

Paired with Prosecco, N.V.

 

ANTIPASTO

Cozze Gratinate

Fresh mussels Gratinéed with bread crumbs and Grana Padano; served with Washington apple-fennel salad

Paired with 2014 Chardonnay

 

PRIMI

Duetto di Risotto

Imported carnaroli and venere rice traditionally prepared with local wild chanterelles, black truffle and crispy pecorino

Paired with 2015 Syrah

 

SECONDI

Choice of:

Filetto d’Agnello

Seared lamb tenderloin rolled with fresh thyme and pancetta; served with roasted squash puree and a crispy barley cake

Paired with 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

or

Branzino con Zucchine alla Scapece

Local wild sablefish with sweet and sour fried zucchini, roasted squash purée and a crisp barley cake

Paired with 2014 Chardonnay

 

DOLCI

Crespelle d’Albicocca

Fresh apricot crepes with crème anglaise and caramel-sea salt gelato

Paired with 2015 Riesling

 

Sep
28
Thu
Trefethen Wine Dinner @ Il Fornaio Coronado
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm

Il Fornaio Coronado

presents a

Trefethen Wine Dinner

Thursday, September 28 at 6pm

$55 per guest

STUZZICHINI

Ostriche Fritte

Pan-fried oysters with cocktail sauce

Croste di Parmigiano

Baked Grana Padano crust with aioli

Involtino di Bresaola

Thinly sliced bresaola stuffed with goat cheese, roasted bell pepper and arugula

Paired with Dry Riesling, Napa Valley, 2016

 

PER COMINCIARE

Grigliata di Vegetali e Gorgonzola

Grilled eggplant, zucchini, radicchio and Belgian endive drizzled with Gorgonzola sauce

Paired with Dragon’s Tooth Red Blend, Napa Valley, 2015

 

PRIMO PIATTO

Risotto ai Funghi di Bosco

Carnaroli rice with shallots and wild mushroom medley (chanterelle, oyster, lobster and pioppini); finished with Grana Padano and butter

Paired with Merlot, Napa Valley, 2015

 

SECONDO PIATTO

Choice of:

Pesce al Forno

California seabass baked with garlic, white wine, lemon and oregano; served with steamed parsley potatoes

Paired with Chardonnay, Napa Valley, 2015

Or

Lonza di Vitello al Mirtillo Rosso

Roasted veal tenderloin with lingonberry sauce; served with creamy Brussels sprouts

Paired with Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, 2014

 

DOLCI

Bigne con Crema

Profiterole filled with hazelnut cream; topped with chocolate ganache

Paired with Espresso or Cappuccino

Francis Ford Coppola Wine Dinner @ Il Fornaio San Francisco
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm

Il Fornaio San Francisco

presents a

Francis Ford Coppola Wine Dinner

Thursday, September 28th at 6:30pm

$70 per guest

ASSAGGINI

Salmone al Dragoncello

Salmon fillet, house-cured with dill, orange and Sicilian sea salt; drizzled with balsamic reduction

Spiedini di Mozzarella e Carciofi

Mozzarella, basil, sun-dried tomatoes and artichokes

Gamberi e Asparagi

Gilled shrimp and asparagus wrapped in bacon

Paired with 2015 Prosecco

 

ANTIPASTO

Zuppa di Aragosta

Lobster bisque

Paired with Director’s Cut Chardonnay, 2014

 

PRIMO

Risotto con Zucca e Asparagi

Risotto made with carnaroli rice, butternut squash and asparagus

Paired with Pinot Noir, 2015

 

SECONDI

Choice of: 

Tagliata di Manzo con Rucola

Grilled New York steak sliced and drizzled with fresh rosemary-garlic oil; served with roasted potatoes, wild arugula, cherry tomatoes and shaved Grana Padano

Paired with Claret, 2014

or

Dentice con Salsa Olandese

Pan-fried red snapper fillet served with Hollandaise sauce, baby carrots, French beans and roasted potatoes

Paired with a 2015 Pinot Grigio

 

DOLCE

Panna Cotta

Italian-style cream pudding with fresh berry sauce

Paired with Sofia Rosé, 2016

Mi Sueño Wine Dinner @ Il Fornaio San Jose
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm

Il Fornaio San Jose

presents a

Mi Sueño Wine Dinner

Thursday, September 28th at 6:30

$65 per guest

 

ASSAGGINI

Zucchine in Scapece

Grilled zucchini soaked in mint balsamic reduction

Alici Marinate

White anchovies cured and marinated in lemon, garlic, parsley and extra-virgin olive oil

Pizzette al Pesto

Mini pizzas with mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and pesto

Paired with Prosecco or Mi Sueño Rose

ANTIPASTO

Tortino di Riso, Scamorza e Asparagi

Baked risotto tarte filled with scamorza cheese and asparagus; served over asparagus-cream glaze

Paired with Mi Sueño Pinot Noir Russian River 2013

PRIMI

Paccheri con Amatriciana d’Anatra

Large pasta tubes with smoked duck breast and tomato sauce

Paired with Mi Sueño Syrah Napa Valley 2012

 

SECONDI

Choice of:

Tagliata ai Porcini con Finocchi Gratinati

Angus Beef flat iron steak grilled and sliced with brown porcini mushroom glaze; served with creamy baked fennel and parsnip chips

Paired with Mi Sueño El Llano Napa Valley 2013

or

 BRANZINO ALL’ACQUAPAZZA

Seabass fillet cooked in seafood stock with fresh clams, mussels, shrimp, scallops,

cherry tomatoes and vegetables

Paired with Mi Sueño Chardonnay 2014

 

DOLCI

Crostata al Limoncello

Crispy pie filled with Limoncello, lemon juice and honey custard

Paired with Lungarotti Vino Dolce

Sicilian Wine Dinner @ Il Fornaio Del Mar
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm

Il Fornaio Del Mar

Presents a

Sicilian Wine Dinner

Thursday, September 28th at 6:30pm

$59 per guest

APERITIVI CON ANTIPASTI

Fresh canapés

Polpettine all’Agrodolce

Crostini con Neonato

Pzizette Siciliane

 

ANTIPASTO

Melanzane Infornate

Fried eggplant layered with mozzarella, fresh tomato sauce and Grana Padano; baked in our pizza oven

Paired with Grillo, Tenuta Rapitala, 2016

 

ASSAGGIO DI PRIMI

Risotto o Casteddu’

Carnaroli rice with shrimp, crab, tomato, dill, smoked salmon oil, Grana Padano & Trebbiano wine

Paired with Insolia, Duca di Salaparuta, 2015

 

SECONDI DI CARNE O PESCE

Choice of:

Agnello all Palermitana

Grilled Australian lamb chops breaded with Sicilian breadcrumbs and topped with mint salmoriglio; served with Patate al’Frantoio and sautéed spinach

Paired with Cerasuolo di Vittoria, Planeta, 2015

Or

Merluzzo in Crosta di Pistacchio

Pan-seared black cod with a pistachio crust; served with Patate al’Frontoio and a spicy marinara sauce

Paired with Nero d’Avola, Donnafugata, 2013

DOLCE

Cassata Siciliana

Rum-infused sponge cake filled with ricotta cheese and candied fruit

Paired with Amaro Averna