A Taste of Italy, II: Expert Wine and Food Pairing
When: Friday, April 27, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
The Charles Fort Wayne and Vino, Indiana invite your to join us in our Mediterranean-Styled East Room for Chef Joseph's authentic, Italian Cuisine expertly paired with wine selections.
Menu: Traditional Italian Antipasto
Grilled Polenta with Tomato Sauce, served warm
Veal Piccata paired with Seasoned, Roasted Vegetables
Mixed Greens Salad in Parmesan Cup with
White Balsamic Vinaigrette
Fresh Berries in Chocolate Cup partnered with Sabayon Sauce
$70 per person, limited to 50
Wines available for purchase at Wholesale Prices
Tickets can be purchased via Pay Pal: https://www.paypal.me/TheCharlesFortWayne
Checks (minimum ten business days ahead), Charge Cards and Cash also accepted
Courtesy of Experts at Vino, Indiana:
The Difference Between Champagne & Prosecco
People have a habit of calling all sparkling dry white wine Champagne. It’s a common mistake. Real Champagne is hardly ever poured! This is mainly due to the high price of Champagne. More commonly what is being poured is Prosecco. An Italian, sparkling white wine that is very good and usually high in quality, but tends to be much less expensive. Here are the differences between the 2 great wines.
Champagne is a product of the Champagne region of France and is made using Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes. A standard pour, which is between five and six ounces, has about 128 calories. A good bottle of entry-level Champagne costs about $40. Champagne is the traditional go-to beverage for celebratory holidays, especially New Year’s Eve.
Prosecco wine, on the other hand, originates from the village of Prosecco, located near the city of Trieste in northeastern Italy. This wine is mostly made with Glera grapes, which were formerly referred to as Prosecco grapes, but it can also include Verdiso, Bianchetta Trevigiana, Perera, or a few other varieties. A standard pour of Prosecco has about 121 calories and costs about $13 if you wish to purchase a good entry-level bottle.
The Charles was pleased to sponsor John Rzeznik, of The GOO GOO Dolls for WMEE's 'Pretty In Pink' Annual event. Title Sponsor Country Heritage offered to match funds raised for 97 wigs.... and Fort Wayne came through! We exceeded that goal, thank you! Thanks to Katrina Woolverton and Will Certain, who opened for Mr. Rzeznik. See you next year! Photo Credit: Photography by Hand.
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