PAOLO BEA: THE EPITOME OF TERRITORIO
Monday, April 24th
Paolo Bea, the guiding force behind his eponymous estate, is the most recognizable vigneron in Umbria. His “non-interventionalist” philosophy behind winemaking has propelled him into the pantheon of cult producers.
Join us as we explore the estate’s signature – and rare – wines. Highlights include the 2009 Arboreus, 2006 Rosso de Veo, 2006 Pipparello, the estate’s signature 2001 Pagliaro en Jeroboam, 2008 Sagrantino di Montefalco Passito and the rarest of them all, 2009 Cerrete. Chef Frank Langello has written a 7-course menu to complement the wines.
Crostini alla Norcina
Paolo Bea “Arboreus” Umbria IGT 2009
Zuppa di Lenticchie di Castelluccio con Salsicce
Paolo Bea “San Valentino” Umbria IGT 2009
Penne con Pesto di Pomodori Secchi
Paolo Bea “Rosso de Veo” Umbria IGT 2006
Pappardelle al Ragù d’Anatra
Paolo Bea “Pipparello” Montefalco Rosso 2006
Involtino alla Valdostana
Paolo Bea “Cerrete” Montefalco Sagrantino 2009
Formaggio di Umbria
Paolo Bea “Pagliaro” Montefalco Sagrantino 2001 en Jeroboam
Torta di Cioccolato
Paolo Bea, Montefalco Sagratino Passito 2008
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.