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Enjoy a visit to a wonderful restaurant situated in the historical center of Sorrento for a wine tasting and food pairing to include an introduction to the wines of Campania. The wine and food offered at this establishment is seasonally fresh and five-star quality.

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OPTION NO. 1 - Sample Menu*

Starters

Fresh Local Cheese: Buffalo mozzarella cheese and smoked Buffalo mozzarella cheese DOP with Sorrento tomatoes, black olives and basil
Tasting Wine White Wine : “PALADINO DOCG” FIANO DI AVELLINO (late harvest) – Wine Producer : Colli di Castelfranci

Description : Fiano is an ancient vine and it was imported into this region from Latin in Lapio, hills on East of Avellino. The wine harvest begins in November each year, and the vinification in stainless steel tanks and refining in the bottle for about 6 months. The color is golden yellow, like straw and the bouquet is acacia and honey with persistent notes of mineral and apricots.

First Course

Paccheri di Gragnano Napolitan pasta stuffed with smoked mozzarella cheese and eggplant in a tomato sauce

Tasting Wine White Wine : “PER EVA” – Wine Producer: San Francesco Amalfi

Description of the wine:

Mountain vineyard about 500 Mt. S.L. located in the Tramonti in the Amalfi area
This wine is a mix of three local grapes as FALANGHINA , GINESTRA (native vine located only in Amalfi Coast) and Pepella (local Picolit).

Period of harvest is end of October, the maturation is 10 months in stainless steel tanks and then 3 months of refining in the bottles. This is a “wine aging”, the color is straw yellow and its bouquet is rich in minerals with hints of sage and thyme.

Review : 2 Glasses from the prestigious Gambero Rosso guide and Espresso this wine’s preferred from Mr. Justine Timbarlake , Ms Jessica Biel and Mr. Denzel Washington celebrated his last wedding anniversary with this wine.

Second Course

Pork in Patanegra with broccoli pie and roast potatoes

Tasting Wine Red Wine : “Cantari Aglianico Reserve” – Wine Producer : Janare
Description : Aglianico is an old vine located mainly in Sannio Area (Benevento)
The harvest period begins in November each year, and it has a classic red vinification in stainless steel tanks before transferring to French Barrels for 10 months and the refining in the bottles for 6 months

The color is deep ruby red and the bouquet contains persistent hints of wild amarena cherries and blackberries.

Dessert

Lemon Delight: Classic Sorrento cake

Tasting Wine : “Vesuvius Apricot Distillate” – Wine Producer : Sorrentino Vesuvio
Description : Distillate made with only apricot cultivated in Vesuvio mountains.

PRICE PER PERSON - OPTION NO. 1

€ 85 per person

Minimum 2 persons. Discounts available for parties of 6 more.

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*Menu is seasonal and may vary slightly at the discretion of the chef and wines may vary due to availability and final menu.

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DOC & DOCG WINES
Option No. 2

Sample Menu*

Starters

Fresh Local Cheese: Buffalo Mozzarella Cheese DOP , Smoked Buffalo Mozzarella Cheese Dop , Provolone del Monaco DOP Cheese (Typical Sorrento Cheese made by milk cow) , Podolico Cheese DOP (typical white cows of our mountains , milking only one time per year in February) , Avellino Cheese seasoned in cave served with roasted bread , mustard of wine and honey.

Tasting Wine White Wine : “GRECO DI TUFO DOCG” – Wine Producer: Colli di Castelfranci

Description: It’s an old vine imported from Hellens in Tufo town , small city located in Avellino Province. This vine was narrated by Virgilio in his “Georgiche” during Ist Century B.C. The period of harvest is end of October and vinification is in stainless steel tanks, then refining in the bottles for 3 -4 months The color is an intense straw yellow and the prominent bouquets are apricot, pear, almond and apples.

First Course

Fresh Noodles handmade with porcini mushrooms , red prawn and nuts
Tasting Wine Red Wine: “Quattro Spine Reserve” - Wine Producer : San Francesco Amalfi

Description : This is a mix of three local grapes - Aglianico, Tintore (secular grape imported from Hellens people in Amalfi area and It’s located only in this area. The plants are 300 years old) and Piedirosso

The period of harvest is beginning of November and the maturation is 3 months in stainless steel tanks then 10 months in little wooden barrels then 12 months in even larger wooden barrels before refining in the bottles for 6 months. This is a wine is three years old. – The color is a deep ruby red and its bouquet is filled with cherry , berries and dewberry.

Second Course

Thinly sliced grilled Benevento’Steak with wild rocket and cherry tomatoes cooked in red wine “Aglianico” and anise with roast potatoes
Tasting Wine Red Wine : Taurasi DOCG VIGNA CINQUE QUERCE – Wine Producer: Salvatore Molettieri

Description : Aglianico or named also “Vitis Hellenica” imported by Romany people on hills East of Avellino.The period of harvest is the beginning of November , classic red vinification long maceration with skins. The refining period is 30 months in French oak barrels and then 6 months in the bottles. The color is a deep ruby red , and it’s bouquet has hints of tobacco , cherry , violet and red berries

Review : Award 2007 as “Wine Excellence” – Award Gambero Rosso “3 Glasses” – Award as Among The Best Italian Wines Gambero Rosso 2006

Dessert

Lemon Delight: Torta Caprese with vanilla gelato
Tasting Wine : “SINFONIA DOC (dried grapes) ” – Wine Producer : Colli di Castelfranci

Description : Fiano di Avellino , Period of harvest October – Wintering grapes for 3 months – Fermentation in January in barrels for 6 months and refining in the bottles for 2 months.

*Menu is seasonal and may vary slightly at the discretion of the chef and wines may vary due to availability and final menu.

PRICE PER PERSON - OPTION NO. 2

€ 108 per person

Minimum 2 persons. Discounts available for parties of 6 more.

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Please note that transportation is not included in the price of either option, though we would be happy to arrange transportation for an additional charge. All additional items not mentioned above are at the expense and discretion of the client. We apologize, but we will not be held responsible for any additional purchases of menu items requested by the client on the day of the tasting.

To reserve this tasting, we require a non-refundable deposit of 30 euro per person with the remaining balance due on the date of the tasting. We also require a major credit card on file and reserve the right to charge the client in full for cancellation within 72 hours of the booking.

Thank you kindly and we hope that you find our offer enticing – it’s a fantastic way to spend the afternoon in Sorrento, learning about the delicious local wines and foods typical of the region.

Please inquire at laura@ciaolaura.com for more information.

 
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