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Aug
24
Thu
Carmel Road Wine Dinner @ Il Fornaio Carmel
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm

Il Fornaio Carmel

presents a

Carmel Road Vineyards Winemaker Dinner

Featuring guest speaker Wendi Hammond, Brand Ambassador

Thursday, August 24th at 6pm

$80 per guest

STUZZICHINI

Cozze al Forno

Fresh mussels baked with white wine, lemon juice and breadcrumbs

Tartine di Salmone Affumicato

Crostini baguette topped with smoked salmon, goat cheese and chives

Frittura di Verdure

Deep-fried artichokes, asparagus, eggplant, onions and zucchini; served with parsley sauce and tartar sauce

Paired with Carmel Road Barrymore Pinot Grigio, 2015

 

ANTIPASTO

Lattuga Romana alla Griglia

Lightly grilled hearts of Romaine lettuce topped with shaved pecorino pepato and Il Fornaio house dressing

Paired with Barrymore Rosé, 2015

 

PRIMI

Strangulaprievete e Surriento

Housemade gnocchi with fresh mozzarella, Grana Padano, oregano, basil and tomato sauce; baked in the oven

Paired with Carmel Road Unoaked Chardonnay, 2014

 

SECONDI

Choice of:

Gamberoni alla Busara

Prawns sautéed with paprika, garlic, brandy, capers, marinara and cream; served with spaghetti tossed with sliced garlic, extra-virgin olive oil and Italian peperoncino

or

Carne Mista ‘Ncoppa a’ Griglia

Mixed grill with rack of lamb, game hen and spice housemade sausage; served with sautéed broccoli rabe and roasted Yukon Gold potatoes

Paired with Carmel Road Pinot Noir, 2014

 

DOLCI

Soffiato al Ciccolato

Almond hazelnut cake served warm with carmel-sea salt gelato

Paired with Carmel Road “Panorama Vineyard” Pinot Noir, 2013

 

Aug
31
Thu
Artesa Wine Dinner @ Il Fornaio Roseville
Aug 31 @ 6:00 pm

Il Fornaio Roseville

Presents an

Artesa Wine Dinner

Thursday, August 31st at 6pm

$69 per guest

ANTIPASTI DELLO CHEF

Barchette con Salmone e Porri

Sfogliatine con Pollo Spiedini di Calamari

Paired with Prosecco

 

Insalata con Pescanoce

Marinated nectarines with butter lettuce, onions, pickled onions and Asiago cheese; tossed in a honey-lemon dressing

Paired with Artesa Chardonnay Reserve, 2014

 

PRIMI

Raviololone ai Formaggi e Fragole

Cheese ravioli with shallots, Stracchino cheese and fresh strawberries

Paired with Artesa Rosé

 

SECONDI

Costoletta d’Agnello

Rack of lamb with fresh herbs, garlic and blackberry reduction; served with roasted potatoes and sautéed summer squash

Paired with Vina Pomal, Rioja, 2011

 

Or

Carpaccio di Tonno

Thinly sliced sushi grade tuna with kalamata olives, capers, mustard greens and spiced orange vinaigrette

Paired with Artesa Pinot Noir, Carneros, 2014

 

DOLCE

Sfogliata con Amaretto

Puff pastry filled with marinated peaches, served with amaretto gelato

Paired with Artesa Chardonnay, Carneros, 2014

 

 

 

 

Robert Hall Wine Dinner @ Il Fornaio San Francisco
Aug 31 @ 6:30 pm

Il Fornaio San Francisco

presents a

Robert Hall Wine Dinner

Thursday, August 31st at 6:30pm

$65 per guest

 

ASSAGGINI

Pere e Formaggio

Pear and Grana Padano

Chiodini in Pancetta

Tack mushrooms wrapped in pancetta and fried

Capesante in Salsa d’Arancia

Sea scallops with orange sauce

Paired with Viognier, 2015

ANTIPASTO

Zuppetta di Vongole e Carciofini

Manila clams and baby artichoke soup

Paired with Chardonnay, 2015

PRIMI

Risotto ai Funghi Porcini e Prosciutto Croccante

Risotto with Italian porcini mushrooms and Parma ham crisps

Paired with Merlot, 2014

SECONDI

Tonno al Finocchio e Pomodori

Grilled tuna fillet; served with oven-roasted fennel and tomatoes

Paired with Meritage, 2014

or

Costolette di Manzo con Coroncine Verdi di Patate

Beef short ribs slow-cooked with red wine and root vegetables; served with spinach and potato “crowns”

Paired with Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014

 

 DOLCI

Pere Caramellate con Crema di Mascarpone e Biscotti alle Nocciole

Caramelized pears; served with mascarpone cream and hazelnut biscuits

Paired with Vintage Port, 2013

Sep
28
Thu
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