Saturday, January 31, 2009

Pio Cesare Wine Dinner - February 26th

Pio Cesare Wine Dinner
Thursday, February 26, 2009 – 7 p.m.
limited seating: 30 guests

Executive Chef Bill Crouse and Wine Director, Michael Mohammadi, have chosen a five course, Piemonte-inspired meal complete with wine pairings. Michael has picked the wines of one of Piemonte's best producers, Pio Cesare, to highlight the diversity of the wines in the Piemonte region and showcase how well they can pair with a variety of cuisines. From fresh and bright Arneis, to a pair of Cesare Barolo, this will be a night of learning about the wines of Piemonte and enjoying Piemonte inspired cuisine

About Pio Cesare Vineyards

Pio Cesare has been producing wines for more than 100 years and through generations. The tradition began in 1881, when Pio Cesare started gathering grapes in his vineyards and purchasing those of some selected and reliable farmers in the hills of Barolo and Barbaresco districts.

At Pio Cesare, there has always been a conviction that great wine can come only from the finest grapes and the winery's output has always been limited through adherence to the highest standards. Pio Cesare limits its production by using only the most mature and healthy grapes. The ripening of the grapes is carefully monitored and the harvest is rigidly controlled with each grape selected by hand.

1st Course
Grilled Fennel and Grapefruit Salad
Grilled Ribola Cheese wrapped in Mortedella
Wine: 2007 Pio Cesare Arneis

2nd Course
Grilled Quail
with a lemon, marjoram infused olive oil
over truffled beech wood and trumpet mushrooms
Wine: 2006 Pio Cesare Dolcetto d' Asti

3rd Course
Oven-Roasted Duck and Pate
stuffed in homemade tortelli finished with truffle and veal reduction
Wine: 2006 Pio Cesare Barbera d' Asti

4th Course
Chef's Award-Winning Barolo Braised Pork Shoulder
wrapped in house-cured bacon over white corn polenta and gremolada
Wines: 2004 Pio Cesare Barolo & 2003 Pio Cesare Barolo

5th Course
White Chocolate Ganache
with blueberry sorbetto and candied hazelnut dust
Wine: 2007 Pio Cesare Moscato d' Asti

Cost per Person
(pricing includes food, wine, tax and gratuity)

Guaranteed reservations are required: call Monika Pawlak at 410 625-0534 or e-mail her at

Cancellation policy: Any cancellations less than 24 hours prior to the event will be billed. No other promotions or discounts are applicable to this event.

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