Thursday, Mar 15, 2018 6:30p -
il Casale Cucina Campana & Bar
1727 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA 02421
Honoring the distinguished Piedmontese vineyard, il Casale Cucina Campagna + Bar in Lexington invites guests to the Josetta Saffirio Wine Dinner on Thursday, March 15th. Brothers Dante, Filippo and Damian specialize in importing superior Italian wines to il Casale; Josetta Saffirio is the latest part of this established tradition. Sara and Marco Saffirio, descendants of the company creator and matriarch Josetta, will be onsite to answer questions and discuss the various wines created in the Langhe hills. Chef Dante has crafted a spectacular four-course meal, where each dish is expertly paired with wine complimenting the rich flavor notes.
Tracing back its roots to the late 19th century, the Josetta Saffirio winery was born in 1975 when daughter Josetta revitalized her father’s vineyards. The “Barolo” red wine, made from Nebbiolo grapes native to northern Italy, made a big splash and paved the road for Josetta Saffirio to become one of Europe’s most renowned wineries. In remembrance of her father, Josetta designed a series of playful garden gnomes that are featured on every bottle produced. Wine selections range from dark Barbera reds to dessert Moscato.
The full menu for the Josetta Saffirio Wine Dinner is as follows:
Roast Duck Salad, dried cherries & pistachios, frisee’ greens, aged balsamic
’15 Josetta Saffirio Barbera d’Alba
Caramelized Onion Risotto, Swiss chard and Parmigiano crusted lamb strudel
’15 Josetta Saffirio Nebbiolo
Pan-Seared Sliced Rib-Eye, Brussel sprout “carbonara” and truffled potato cake
’12 Josetta Saffirio Barolo
Cheese Ensemble, baked Tomino with honey & walnuts, croque monsieur with speck & Fontina and grilled
grilled bruschetta with Castelmagno fonduta
Price is $75 per person exclusive of tax and gratuity. Space is limited – please call 781.538.5846 to make a reservation.
Located in the heart of Lexington Center, il Casale Cucina Campana + Bar celebrates the ties to family and the roots from which they come. It is in a kitchen in the countryside of Candida where Chef Dante’s culinary path began, learning century old recipes from his Nonna that have been handed down through the generations. The menu at il Casale Cucina Campana + Bar features these closely guarded family dishes married with the skill and technique Chef Dante learned in his years under the auspices of Michelen Star Chef Don Alfonso in Sant’ Agata sui Due Golfi atop the Sorrentine peninsula and the spirit of the epicurean rich streets of Naples. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 781.538.6846 or visit www.ilcasalelexington.com