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.
1st Course: paired with Banfi 2015 Pinot GrigioForno Bistro is located at 541 Broadway in Saratoga Springs.
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
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