Wine Pairing (Chef Roberto Leoci and Antinori Wines)

YWS gathered with sixteen other food and wine enthusiasts from Savannah and neighboring towns to enjoy an evening of wine pairing. Chef Roberto Leoci and Aldo Rafanelli, an ambassador for the Antinori family, provided us with an evening of delicious food and Italian wines. This combined with good conversation and a cool breeze on the back patio of 
Leoci’s Trattoria made for a delicious evening.

Hors d’oeuvres
Assorted Antipasti
Assorted Italian Cold Cuts and Cheese, Grilled Vegetables and Oven Roasted Olives

Wine Pairing
Montenisa Sparkling Rosé

Bethesda Farmers Salad Mix
Baby Kale, Baby Turnips, Radish, Mizuna, Arugula, Heirloom Peppers, Sliced Artichokes, Herbed Goat Cheese Ricotta, Drizzled with a Lemon Vinaigrette

Wine Pairing
Antinori Villa Bianco, Tuscany

Grilled Maine Lobster Tail
With Sea Urchin Burro Calellini, Julienned Green Beans and Leoci’s Brick Oven Dried Tomato House Pesto

*Local Trout Caught by Chef just Hours Before Dinner

Wine Pairing
Castello Della Sala “Bramito Del Vervo”
Chardonnay, Umbria

Tagliantta Di Manzo
Grilled Porcini Coffee Rub Waygu Rib Eye with Gorganzola Potato Gateaux, Leoci’s Pancetta Brussel Sprouts and Broccolini Fleurettes, Topped with a Mushroom Demi

Wine Pairing
Tignanello, Tuscany

Flourless Chocolate Cake
Layered with Chocolate Mousse, Pistachio Crust, Fresh Raspberry Pepperoncino Coulis

Wine Pairing
Antinori Villa Rossa, Tuscany

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