TASTE OF ITALY || WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH – On a rainy Wednesday evening, we had been invited to attend the inaugural wine pairing dinner at The Lake House in Canandaigua’s Rose Tavern. The event was a tasting tour of Buglioni wines, one of the most popular producers in Northern Italy.
When we checked in, we were greeted with a glass of the house Prosecco, and also had the opportunity to try some of the craft cocktails at the bar. These were novel twists on classics like the Negroni, The French 75 and the Manhattan. At 6pm, the evening started with an introduction from both the GM of the Rose Tavern and the distributor of the wines. Courses came out leisurely, and in between we were given information on the wine’s production and styles, along with brief informational talks by the head chef about each food pairing.
Over the course of two hours, we learned quite a bit about the unique wines from Buglioni, and enjoyed a wide variety of tapas sized platings. We also got to know some of our fellow diners and spent the evening in pleasant conversation.
All in all, it was a fun and lively night. Whether you enjoy wine, beer or spirits, we recommend attending one of the upcoming pairing dinners the next time you visit the Finger Lakes.
Course 2: Bay scallop, fall apple, radicchio, puttanesca || Paired with Musa Trebbiano Di Lugana
Course 3: Fried ravioli, braised pork, guanciale, vanilla, mascarpone, sauce Rose || Paired with Classic Ripasso Bugiardo
Course 4: Bison, saffron polenta, gremolata, marrow, garden herbs || Paired with Recioto Della Valpolicella
Course 5: Cheese (Old Chatham Creamery Camembert, Lively Run Cayuga Blue & FLX Gold), Truffles (Rosemary Orange, Black Cherry & Pistachio, Maple Prosciutoo, Epsresso and Basil Pine Nut) || Paired with Amarone Della Valpolicella
There are many more wine, beer and cocktail events taking place during the winter months at The Lake House in Canandaigua. Find out more at: Wine, Beer & Spirits Series