The Wines of Summer
Monday, July 20th
Summer is a time of bounty in New York. Each bite of greenmarket produce evokes sunshine, warmth and relaxation. In July, Vintage Babbo invites you to enjoy the best Hudson Valley produce paired with the wines of the sunny south. From wines of Liguria to the iconic Emidio Pepe of Abruzzo, we will take you on a journey of historic lands and unique grapes. The “Sunny South” is full of hidden gems that will spark a curiosity and take you down a new wine path.
Fluke Crudo with Spicy Corn Vinaigrette
Punta Crena Mataossu Brut 2012
Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella with Sardines and Lemon
Pietracupo, Fiano d’Avellino 2013
Caponata Ravioli with Sungolds
Du Cropio “Ciro” Riserva 2010
Orecchiette with Sweet Sausage and Broccoli Rabe
Ceci, Nero di Troia Riserva 2008
Roasted Baby Lamb with Summer Squash and Mint
Emidio Pepe, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 1985
Brunet with Strawberry Rhubarb Jam
Stefano Mancinelli, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Passito 2007
“Sand Cake” with Summer Berries and Whipped Cream
Ca dei Mandorli, Brachetto d’Acqui 2012
*Menu subject to change due to market availability.
WHAT IS VINTAGE BABBO?
On select Monday evenings, we invite Italian wine lovers to join us for a special tasting menu paired with the best vintage wines from the depths of our cellar. Unlike many restaurant wine dinners, these are not distributor-sponsored events featuring “current-release” wines. The allure of Vintage Babbo is that it’s a personal expression of the restaurant; an opportunity for us to dig deep into our cellar (as much as it may sometimes hurt to see these wines leave); and an excuse to share the best of the best with our customers.
UPCOMING VINTAGE EVENTS:
The Wines of Summer – July 20th
Explore the Sun in Italy’s Wines