Tuesday, March 25, 2014

An Italian wine dinner

The Palm hosts a four-course dinner April 9, featuring Antinori's California and Italian wines, with an Antinori specialist on hand to talk about them. The Antinori family wine tradition has spanned more than 600 years and 26 generations, and the company has a joint venture with Stag's Leap, as well. Dinner, with reception, is $175, and among the courses are espresso- and chile-rubbed carpaccio of beef with Antica Napa Valley Estate-Grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley; and choice of porcini-dusted Prime bone-in New York strip steak with roasted shallot and Gorgonzola butter or prosciutto-wrapped wild Alaskan halibut fillet with braised escarole and Tuscan bean ragout, with Marchesi Antinori Tenuta Tignanello Toscana IGT. (IGT stands for Indicazione Geografica Tipica, which is an Italian regional designation, less stringently regulated than DOC, Denominazione di Origine Controllata.)

Reservations: email lwhicker@thepalm.com or call 704-552-7450; 6705 Phillips Place.