Presented by executive chef Christopher Covelli, the evening will consist of a five-course dining experience, expertly paired with wines from the Italian based Banfi winery. Cristina Mariani-May, third generation family proprietor of Banfi wines, will be in attendance, and guests will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with her.
This event was originally scheduled to be held at a restaurant in Boca Grande, Florida. When the venue suffered damage from Hurricane Ian, the team at Sage volunteered to host the dinner.
“We are fortunate that we’re able to step up and host this wine dinner with Banfi,” said Covelli. “Each of their wines are very unique, and it’s been exciting to create a food pairing that celebrates the true flavors of Italy. ”
Limited to only 100 guests, the five-course meal will be comprised of cannellini and truffle crostini with lobster arancini; seafood raviolo with white wine-saffron cream sauce; bison short rib with eggplant caponata and mushroom demi-glace, and sliced New York strip with arugula, lemon citronette & parmesan shavings. Guests will conclude their meal with a hazelnut and chocolate cake with raspberry coulis. Throughout the evening, each course will be expertly paired with wines from the Banfi collection, including Fontanelle Chardonnay and Magna Cum Laude Super Tuscan.
The all-inclusive wine dinner is $195 per person, which includes tax and gratuity. For reservations, call Sage Restaurant at 941-445-5660 or email email@example.com.
Located at 1216 First Street, Sage Restaurant brings a unique international culinary experience to its downtown location. Guests are treated to worldly cuisine with carefully curated and inspired cocktails. Sage’s menu is seasonally influenced with ingredients and cooking styles from around the world. Award-winning Executive Chef Christopher Covelli has experience cooking in seven different countries and brings authenticity to every dish, creating the ultimate culinary experience for guests. His approach to the menu is similar to the building itself, with a strong sense of place and romance that creates a warm and inviting ambiance with rich character and attention to every detail. For more information, visit SageSRQ.com.
About Banfi Wines
Banfi is a family-owned wine producer based in Tuscany and celebrated worldwide as “Builders of Brunello.” The Mariani family, firmly established as leading importers of fine wine in the US, founded their Banfi vineyard estate in Montalcino in 1978. For more information on Banfi Wines, visit banfi.it/en and follow them on Facebook, and Instagram.
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