Sunday, September 10th at 6:30pm
Hosted by Andrea di Properzio, owner of La Valentina
4 courses, $160 per person excluding tax and gratuity
Reservations required. Call to reserve, 540-253-5501. A credit card is required with your reservation.
“We are convinced that a fine wine is born from the sum of countless tiny details, so our objective must not only be to consistently produce fine wines, but also to make sure that they are and will always remain authentic.”
Fattoria La Valentina was founded by Sabatino, Roberto, and Andrea di Properzio in 1990 in Spoltore, a village nestled amongst the Pescara hills on the central coast of the Adriatic in the region of Abruzzo. The winery’s objective and passion became the quest for quality, a revolutionary venture in a region known for producing bulk wine, and the desire to promote the traditional varietals of Abruzzo, primarily Montepulciano, but also Trebbiano and Pecorino. The local micro-climate and the land itself, the nearby forests, mountains, and the Adriatic Sea, to which the vines are bound and so well-adapted, give La Valentina’s wines their originality and distinctive character.
Moved by the convictions that real improvement comes only from respecting natural equilibriums, the brothers implement their philosophy by not permitting the unrestrained use of technology and chemicals. La Valentina intervenes as little as possible in the natural processes, adhering to the principle that high-quality D.O.C. wine “has the mark of the vine on its grapes”.
On Sunday, September 10th at 6:30pm, we invite you to help us celebrate the revolutionary wines of La Valentina accompanied by rustic dishes of Abruzzo. Each of the four courses have been thoughtfully created by Chef Lou to compliment the wines of La Valentina and to present the dishes of the lesser known region of Abruzzo. Andrea di Properzio, owner of La Valentina, will be presenting his family’s wines at the dinner. Please call to reserve, 540-253-5501.
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Antipasto di Benvenuto
Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC 2022
Scapece alla Vastese
Mussels lightly fried tempura style with saffron
Pecorino ‘Colline Pescaresi’ IGT 2022
Layers of scrippelle, paper thin crepes, with a rich ragù and mozzarella, baked
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva ‘Spelt’ DOC 2018
Brasato di Maiale
Local pork braised with peas and cippolini onions, served with it’s braising juices
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Terre dei Vestini Riserva ‘Bellovedere’ DOC 2019
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Riserva ‘Binomio’ DOC 2019
*Menu and pairings subject to change based on availability