Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Castello Banfi joining Forno Bistro for pairing dinner

Anyone who hasn't tried wines from Castello Banfi has missed a treat. The renowned Italian winemaker's Tuscan wares will be featured at a Forno Bistro wine pairing dinner later this month.

Luciano Castiello, the brand ambassador for Castello Banfi and Vigne Regali and a staunch enthusiast for the wine-centric Italian slow food culture, is scheduled to be on hand for the event, set for 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, January 23.

Reservations for the four-course dinner are $80 per person, plus tax and tip, and may be made online or by calling the restaurant at 581-2401.

The menu:
1st Course: paired with Banfi 2015 Pinot Grigio
Tris di Pesce Crudo: trio of raw fish with accoutrements

2nd Course: paired with Banfi 2013 Rosso Di Montalcino
Pollo Arrosto ai Funghi: roasted chicken thighs with wild mushrooms

3rd Course: paired with Banfi 2014 Centine, 2014
Tagliatelle con Ragu di Cinghiale: fresh pasta with wild boar ragu

4th Course: paired with Banfi 2011 Cum Laude
Brasato di Manzo con Polenta: braised beef cheeks over creamy polenta
Forno Bistro is located at 541 Broadway in Saratoga Springs.
Go here to visit the Capital Region Brew Trail
Go here to visit Dowd's New York Wines Notebook
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