PUSHING THE LIMITS OF ITALIAN WINEMAKING
Monday, September 21st
From high in the Dolomites up north, all the way south to the black volcanic soils of Mount Etna, Italian winemakers have been pushing the limits for millennia. These low yield, high maintenance mountain vineyards have become renowned for producing some of the most dynamic and exciting wines available today. Producers like ArPePe, Benanti, Ferrari, and Bussola (just to name a few) will be featured in our seven course menu, with nearly every wine having spent 10+ years in bottle. So come take a journey with us in September as we explore the food and wine of Italy’s greatest peaks.
Crocchette di Mele with Brown Butter
Ferrari, Riserva del Fondatore, Brut 2001
Mackerel “in Scapece” with Preserved Lemon and Capers
Ermes Pavese, Blanc de Morgex et de la Salle, Prié Blanc 2003
Fusili Lunghi Bucati with Guanciale and Heirloom Tomatoes
Benanti, Rovittello, Etna Rosso 1997 & 2003
Side by Side
Chard Ravioli with Rabbit “alla Cacciatora”
ArPePe “Rocce Rosse” Sassella Riserva 1997
Poured from a Jeroboam
Porchetta with Fennel and Saffron Brodo
Paternoster “Don Anselmo” Aglianico del Vulture 1997
Poured from a Magnum
Crescenza with Honey-Plum Composta
Badia a Coltibuono “Occhio di Pernice” Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 2003
Torta Tacolenta with Chocolate Mousse and Huckleberries
Bussola, Recioto della Valpolicella 1998
*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.