Italian wine dinner

Cuvée Wine Table hosts first wine dinner

Master Sommelier Scott Harper is hosting his first wine dinner at Cuvée Wine Table, 3598 Springhurst Blvd, tomorrow, Wednesday, June 28 at 7 p.m. The dinner launches a monthly wine education series at the restaurant.

The five-course dinner will feature a selection of six Italian wines hand-picked by Harper. The wines will be paired with a special menu created by Cuvée chefs Edoardo Bacci and Brandon Noe.

The Italian wine dinner menu will begin with a salumi plate with assorted olives served with a 2015 Fiorini “Becco Rosso” Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro, from Emilia‑Romagna. The salad course will be panzanella, a salad of seasonal tomatoes and toasted croutons. The wine from Campania, 2015 Terredora Falanghina Irpinia.

The pasta course will be stuffed shells Sicilia, with a 2015 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Rosso Etna, followed by the main course, Parmesan-rosemary-crusted lamb chops with oven roasted tomatoes and roasted garlic. Two Piedmontese Barolos will be paired with this course, a 2011 Giacomo Grimaldi Barolo and a 2012 Damilano “Lecinquevigne” Barolo.

Dessert will be panna cotta with fresh assorted berries and coulis, served with a 2015 Michele Chiarlo “Nivole” Moscato d’Asti.

Cost of dinner, wine pairings and Scott Harper’s discussion of his wine choices will be $75. Call (502) 242-5200 or go to www.cuveewinetable.com.