Vietti Wines To Be Paired With Six-Course Meal At Long Beach Restaurant
This sure is going the distance to make a wine pairing with dinner memorable.
Winemaker Luca Currado Vietti of Vietti Wines is coming in all the way from Italy to be on hand for a six-course dinner at Michael’s On Naples in Long Beach, CA.
The event takes place July 17 at 6:30 p.m.
This seemed so unbelievable to me – that not just a representative of the winery but the actual winemaker would travel more than 6,000 miles for an event in a restaurant – I had to rub my eyes and had to re-read the press release about five times.
Well, the Italians do love their food. And their wine.
No doubt Currado Vietti will be working the room, explaining all the wines to the guests. You might assume that being a part of this would cost a fortune, say, about the same as one of those Transpac yachts that have been sitting in Rainbow Harbor. But it’s only $95, which is a bargain, really.
The menu has been created by Executive Chef David Coleman and the wines have been selected by Sommelier Massimo Aronne,
Here’s the menu, along with the wine pairings:
Butter poached Kuaian prawn with summer squash puree
2012 Roero Arneis
Salsiccia di Coniglio
Devil’s Gulch Farm Rabbit Sausage
with oven roasted cherry tomatoes and corn salad
2009 Barbera d’Alba “Scarrone”
2009 Barbera d’Asti “Carena”
Agnolotti di Manzo
Short rib stuffed pasta with veal reduction
2007 Barbaresco “Masseria”
Grilled swordfish with eggplant caponata
2011 Nebbiolo “Perbacco”
Cervo ai Porcini
Browken Arrow Ranch Venison
With porcini mushrooms and farrotto
2008 Barolo “Brunate”
• PER FINIRE
Crosta ta di Ciliege
Bing Cherry tart with cream
2012 Moscato d’Asti
Michael’s on Naples is located at 5620 East 2nd Street on Naples Island in East Long Beach, CA.
It’s regular hours are Sunday-Thursday 5-10 p,m., and until 11 p.m., on Fridays and Saturdays.
Phone: (562) 439-7080