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Four Course Garofoli Wine Dinner

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Four Course Garofoli Wine Dinner
Sunday, March 4, 6:30pm
Hosted by David Rendondi, Garofoli Winery, and Dalla Terra Wines
Cost: $95 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity

Join us for a celebration of the food and wine of the Marche!  We are thrilled to welcome David Rendondi of the Garofoli Winery and Dalla Terra Wines to Girasole.  When asked to host, knowing that Lydia’s family is from the Marche region where Garofoli Winery is also located, David quickly responded, “When someone from the Marche calls, we go!” 

Chef Patierno will feature the following menu with wine pairings by Garofoli Winery: 

Antipasto
Vongole al Pescatore
Clams cooked with parsley and white wine
Verdicchio Dei Castelli Di Jesi Classico Superiore “Macrina” 2016

Primo
Fritto misto all’ascolana
Lightly fried meat, fish, and vegetable plate
Rosso Conero “Piancarda” 2014

Secondo
Minestra di Arzilla e romanesco 
Skate and romanesco soup
Verdicchio Dei Castelli Di Jesi Classico Superiore Riserva “Podium” 2014

Terzo
Coniglio in porchetta
Stuffed and roasted rabbit
Rosso Conero Riserva “Grosso Agontano” 2011

Dolce
Housemade Dessert

Winemaking began for the Garofoli family in 1871 when Antonio Garofoli began producing wine for the pilgrims who came from afar to visit the famous Basilica of Loreto.  In 1901, his son, Giocchino Garofoli, founded the Garofoli winery, which has long been considered the most historical and important winery of the Marche.  Today the winery is run by the family’s fifth generation and is known for producing prime examples of the regions’ two quintessential wines:  Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi and Rosso Conero, both of which will be featured at our dinner. 

Garofoli Winery is represented by Dalla Terra ( meaning “of the earth” in Italian) Winery Direct® as a direct importer of a limited selection of Italy’s finest wines. As always, at this vintner’s dinner, the wines, including some of the limited vintages, will be available for retail purchase.  Case and mixed-case orders receive a 10% discount.

We hope you’ll join us for this delicious evening, celebrating family, food, and wine of the Marche.  Please call 540-253-5501 to make your reservation.

Four Course Marche Dinner

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Sunday, November 16, 6:30 pm

The Marche is an untouched region of Italy, complete with beautiful mountains, wonderful hilly landscapes, a shimmering blue sea, cities full of art dating as far back as Roman times, and culinary offerings to satisfy every palate.  For Lydia Patierno, the Marche also represents her family’s homeland.  Lydia’s relative, Paola Alessandroni of the Agriturismo Casa Martelletto, will join Chef Patierno in creating an authentic taste of the Marche in The Plains.  Those that traveled with Lydia to the region on one of her many group tours will know and appreciate Paola’s bright spirit and culinary artistry.

Join us on Sunday, November 16th at 6:30 pm for a four course meal showcasing authentic dishes from the region.  Each course will have a wine pairing by Santa Barbara Winery also located in the Marche.  The cost is $85 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity.  Call Girasole at 540-253-5501 to make a reservation.