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Feb
21
Wed
DAOU Wine Dinner @ Il Fornaio Walnut Creek
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm

Il Fornaio Walnut Creek

DAOU Wine Dinner

Wednesday, February 21st at 6:30pm

$70 per guest

 

ASSAGGINI

Pancetta-Wrapped Scallops with a Rosemary Sprig

Polenta Crostini with Gorgonzola & Dried Fig Compote

Prosciutto-Wrapped Breadsticks

Paired with 2016 Paso Robles Chardonnay

 

INSALATA

Insalata di Mele

Baby kale, golden raisins, green apples and toasted walnuts tossed in citrus vinaigrette; topped with crumbled goat cheese

Paired with 2016 Paso Robles Reserve Chardonnay

 

PRIMI

Taste of:

     Cannelloni Ripieni ai Funghi

Housemade cannelloni filled with wild mushrooms and cheese served with red wine demiglace

 Risotto ai Quattro Formaggi

Imported carnaroli rice with Grana Padano, Asiago, Gruyère and smoked mozzarella; topped with red wine gastrique

Paired with 2016 Paso Robles Pessimist Red Blend

 

SECONDI

Choice of:

Agnello alle Erbe

Mesquite-grilled rack of lamb marinated with herbs and garlic; served with parsnip mashed potatoes and cabernet reduction

or

Salmone Scottadito

Seared pepper-crusted salmon served with roasted root vegetables and cabernet demiglace

Paired with 2016 Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

 

DOLCE

Torta di Cioccolato

Chocolate torte with blackberry sauce and fresh whipped cream

Paired with 2015 Paso Robles Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Feb
22
Thu
Dry Creek Vineyard Wine Dinner @ Il Fornaio Roseville
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm

Il Fornaio Roseville

Dry Creek Vineyard Wine Dinner

Thursday, February 22nd at 6pm

$69 per guest

ANTIPASTINI DELLO CHEF

Vongole Scottadito Gratinati

Coccoli Ripieno di Formaggio

Uova in Crosta di Pane

Paired with Prosecco

 

ANTIPASTO

Tortino di Quinoa

Quinoa with avocado, arugula, onions and tomatoes; topped with burrata

Paired with 2017 Sauvignon Blanc

 

PRIMI

Carpaccio d’Aragosta

Thinly sliced lobster with lemon-cornichon sauce and micro arugula

Paired with 2016 Dry Chenin Blanc

 

SECONDI

Choice of:

Ossobuco d’Maiale

Slow-braised pork shank with diced vegetables, zinfandel and alta cucina tomatoes; served over mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach

Paired with 2016 Heritage Zinfandel

or

Risotto con Petto d’Anatra

Sautéed marinated duck breast served over risotto with mushrooms and asparagas; drizzled with zinfandel reduction sauce

Paired with 2013 The Mariner Red Blend

 

DOLCI

Tortino ai Cioccolato Bianco e Nero

Flourless white and dark chocolate cake served with raspberry sauce and crème anglaise

Paired with 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

 

 

 

Vias Imports Italian Wine Dinner @ Il Fornaio Carmel
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm

Il Fornaio Carmel

Vias Italian Imports

Wine Dinner

Featuring guest speaker Jim Knight, District Sales Representative

February 22nd at 6pm

$80 per guest

 

STUZZICHINI

Cozze al Forno

Fresh mussels baked with white wine, lemon juice and breadcrumbs

Tartine di Salmone Affumicato

Crostini topped with smoked salmon, goat cheese and chives

Spiedini di Polpettine

Grilled skewer with meatballs, bell pepper, onion, eggplant & smoked mozzarella

Paired with Private Label Il Fornaio Trentino Pinot Grigio, 2015

 

ANTIPASTO

Insalata di Carciofini

Sliced baby artichoke, tomato and wild arugula salad with lemon dressing and shaved Grana Padano

(Vegetarian, Vegan without cheese)

Paired with Broglia Gabi la Meirana, 2016

 

PRIMI

Risotto Umbro

Carnaroli rice with Italian sausage, porcini mushrooms, Grana Padano, imported pecorino pepato, tomato, thyme and basil

Paired with Lechthaler Teroldego Rotaliano, 2015

 

 

SECONDI

Choice of:

Salmone Tartufato

Salmon fillet sautéed with artichokes and topped with black truffles; served with sliced potato cake

or

Agnello in Crosta di Pecorino

Roasted rack of lamb in imported pecorino cheese crust; served with roasted Yukon Gold potatoes and sautéed seasonal vegetables

Paired with Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco, 2013

 

DOLCI

Soffiato al Cioccolato

Almond hazelnut chocolate cake served warm, topped with caramel-sea salt gelato

Paired with Marenco Strev Moscato d’Asti, 2016

Domenico Wine Dinner @ Il Fornaio San Jose
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm

Il Fornaio San Jose

presents a

Domenico Wine Dinner

Thursday, February 22nd at 6:30

$68 per guest

 

ASSAGGINI

Involtini di Prosciutto al Caprino Tartufato

Prosciutto rolls filled with black truffle goat cheese

Cozze Gratinate al Forno

Baked mussels filled with garlic, cheese and breadcrumbs

Polpettine di Ricotta con Salsa di Zafferano

Fried ricotta cheese and spinach rolls with saffron cream

Paired with 2016 Rosato

 

ANTIPASTO

Pasqualina ai Carciofi

Mini puff pastry pies filled with artichoke and cheese

Paired with 2012 Super Tuscan Style

PRIMI

Risotto con Capriolo

Risotto with braised venison in Primitivo wine sauce

Paired with 2012 Primitivo

 

SECONDI

Choice of:

Stinco d’Agnello al Rosmarino

Braised lamb shank in rosemary glaze with mashed potatoes and asparagus

Paired with 2012 Nebbiolo

or

Aragosta al Cacciucco

Lobster tail with scallops, shrimp, calamari, mussels and clams in wine-tomato broth

Paired with 2016 Sauvignon Blanc

 

DOLCE

Sorbetto al Mojito

Lemon sorbet with fresh mint and rum; served with wafer cookies

Paired with Black Silk, NV

Mar
21
Wed
J. Lohr Wine Dinner @ Il Fornaio Palo Alto
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm

Palo Alto

J. Lohr Wine Dinner

March 21st at 6pm

$90 per guest

 

ASSAGGINI

Chicken Skewers with Fresh Mango Sauce

Tuna Sashimi

Tofu-Vegetable Gazpacho

 

ANTIPASTO

Quaglia con Polenta

Braised quail over polenta fondue with wine glaze

Paired with 2013 Pinot Noir

 

PRIMI

Choice of:

Risotto alle Capesante

Saffron risotto topped with pan-seared fresh scallops

or

Risotto alla Parmigiana con Tartufo Nero

Carnaroli rice in Grana Padano, cream and black truffles; finished with wild arugula

Paired with 2015 Arroyo Vista Chardonnay

 

SECONDI

Choice of:

Anatra alle Ammarene

Pekin duck breast in wild cherry sauce over mashed celery root and braised baby squash

Paired with 2013 Carol’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

or

Merluzzo Nero alla Asiatica

Alskan black cod in ginger-bell pepper sauce over rice pilaf and steamed bok choy

Paired with 2015 October Night Chardonnay

 

DOLCI

Vulcano al Cioccolato

Lava cake with crème anglaise

Paired with 2014 Tower Road Petite Sirah