Nothing goes together quite like Italian food and wine. Every Wednesday, you can get the best of both worlds at Antonio Ristorante’s 4 course, wine paired meal for only $79 a person. Four courses, with wine…. I think yes!  Of course we had to try one of these meals for ourselves. The Wine Pairing Dinner we attended featured Gaja wines.

The first course was a Capesante, or pan-seared scallops wrapped in pancetta served over an herbed risotto. This course was paired with a 2015 Sanford Chardonnay.

The second course consisted of an Insalata Di Anatra, or a cannellini bean salad with garlic, red onion, olive oil, and crispy duck over a bed of lettuce. This was paired with a 2014 glass of Gaja Promis, one of my favorite Gaja wines.

The third course was a phenomenal Saltimbocca Di Vitello, or veal scallops rolled and stuffed with Prosciutto, fontina cheese and fresh sage in a tomato demi sauce. This also came with a side of pasta with anchovies, creating a unique flavor profile that paired beautifully with the 2012 Sito Moresco.

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No meal is complete without dessert, so naturally, our last course was sweet. We had an Italian Mascarpone Cheesecake drizzled with raspberry sauce, paired with a glass of 2011 Dulcis.

The wine pairing dinners at Antonio Ristorante are fun, social, and a great deal for only $79. Call today to book your spot for the next dinner!