Saturday, September 29, 2007

American Wine Society Banfi Vinters Dinner

We have had many wines over the years and one of the finest from Italy are the Banfi wines. The Las Vegas Chapter of the American Wine Society held a Banfi Vintners Wine Dinner at Cafe Bleu. The wines and food pairings were very nice. We attended along with our friend Irene from Vegaswineux and we were not disappointed.
The First Course : Panzanella with Heirloom Tomatoes , Grilled Flatbread
this was paired with Sartori 'Giulietta' Pinot Grigio Blush All of us at our table were surprised with a Pinot Grigio Blush. There were hints of Raspberry and dried cherry finishing with floral notes.

The Second Course: Brick-Oven Fired Figs with Gorgonzola, Prosciutto Chip.This course was a big hit and was paired with Sartori Pinot Grigio IGT

The Third Course: Angel Hair Pasta Nest with Rock Shrimp and Pesto, Asiago Cream. The Sartori 'Montegradella' Valpolicella Classico Superiore 1999 DOC
paired wonderfully.
The Fourth Course: Roasted Herbed Loin of Boar, Wild Mushroom Risotto, Truffle Foam. For meat lovers this course was magnificent along with pairing the Sartori Amarone della Valpolicella DOC.

The Fifth Course: Espresso Panna Cotta, Raspberry Compote, Crispy Almond Biscotti. This was paired with one of our favorite Sparkling wines , Rosa Regale Brachetto d' Acqui D.O.C.G

We raise our glass to Andy Ashbaugh along with the Staff and Students of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts for doing such an fantastic job !

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Elaine and Scott

Elaine and Scott
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