Autumn in New York at Babbo is marked with the romantic rendezvous of the king and queen of the Piemontese table—noble, nebbiolo-based Barolo and Barbaresco wine paired with rare white truffles from Alba.
This is a passionate culinary affair based on a natural quality that nebbiolo and truffles share—the ability to express a rich array of aromatics reminiscent of the earthiness of musk, dried roses, leather, and mushrooms.
On Monday November 10th our chefs and sommeliers will engulf your senses with the intoxicating perfumes of the earth, expressed quintessentially by the fragrant, powerful wines from the masters of Barolo and Barbaresco and exquisite Piemontese dishes that are finished table-side with extravagant showers of shaved white truffles.
We have chosen to highlight wines from the cellars of long-established virtuosos whose craft has been honed over generations, and whose wine-making practices remain by-in-large traditional. The estates of Giacomo Conterno, Bartolo Mascarello, Bruno Giacosa, Giuseppe Mascarello and Angelo Gaja produce wines with flavors that are unique to the Piedmont terrior. Their characteristic long maceration periods, and subtle wood aging in very large cask favor the development of complex, age-worthy wines with singular voices, whose fruit is revealed in translucent layers of mineral, herb and soil.
With each season our bodies and minds are re-awakened to the miracles of nature. Please join us for the ultimate Autumn arousal of Barolo, Barbaresco and white truffles.
Reservations are available from 5:30 to 11:15PM. To reserve, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
$1000 per person exclusive of tax and gratuity
Crispy Polenta with Crème Fraîche and Chives
Gaja “Gaia e Rey” Langhe Bianco 2012
Celery Root Fregula with Soft Poached Duck Egg
Bartolo Mascarello, Barolo 1995
Veal Agnolotti in Rich Broth
Bruno Giacosa, Barbaresco 1999
Ravioli of Braised Beef in Barolo
Gaja, Barbaresco 1999
Cinghiale alla Valdostana
Boar Chop with Porcini, Squab Liver and Fontina
Giacomo Conterno “Cascina Francia” Barolo 2001
with Truffle Honey
Guiseppe Mascarello “Monprivato Ca’ d’Morissio” Barolo Riserva 1996
Spice Cake with Hazelnut Gelato
Cappellano, Barolo Chinato NV
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.