Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Castello Banfi joining Forno Bistro for pairing dinner

Anyone who hasn't tried wines from Castello Banfi has missed a treat. The renowned Italian winemaker's Tuscan wares will be featured at a Forno Bistro wine pairing dinner later this month.

Luciano Castiello, the brand ambassador for Castello Banfi and Vigne Regali and a staunch enthusiast for the wine-centric Italian slow food culture, is scheduled to be on hand for the event, set for 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, January 23.

Reservations for the four-course dinner are $80 per person, plus tax and tip, and may be made online or by calling the restaurant at 581-2401.

The menu:
1st Course: paired with Banfi 2015 Pinot Grigio
Tris di Pesce Crudo: trio of raw fish with accoutrements

2nd Course: paired with Banfi 2013 Rosso Di Montalcino
Pollo Arrosto ai Funghi: roasted chicken thighs with wild mushrooms

3rd Course: paired with Banfi 2014 Centine, 2014
Tagliatelle con Ragu di Cinghiale: fresh pasta with wild boar ragu

4th Course: paired with Banfi 2011 Cum Laude
Brasato di Manzo con Polenta: braised beef cheeks over creamy polenta
Forno Bistro is located at 541 Broadway in Saratoga Springs.
• Go here to visit the Capital Region Brew Trail
• Go here to visit Dowd On Drinks
• Go here to visit Dowd's New York Wines Notebook

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