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“Viva Italia” A Wine and Food Event


Jackson’s Steakhouse is proud to present a wine and food tasting, “Viva Italia,” Thursday, November 12, 5:30 p.m., at Jackson’s Steakhouse.


Few countries take their autumn harvests as seriously as Italy. Visit any hilltop town or small city on a weekend in the fall and you’re likely to run into plenty of fresh markets, weekend feasts and food festivals celebrating the season.


With the Italian fall harvest season serving as the inspiration for the tasting, we have hand selected four stellar Italian wines to complement a selection of creative Italian dishes as prepared by Chef Irv Miller. In addition to the stellar menu selected for the evening, a soloist from the Pensacola Opera will entertain guests during the presentation of the main course with a selection of two Italian arias.


The featured menu presentation for the evening is as follows:



Polenta gratin with goat cheese, basil and crispy pancetta paired with LaLuca Prosecco, Veneto, Italy, NV



Low country strangolapreti with brown butter, sage and Parmesan Reggiano paired with Fratelli Urciuolo Fiano di Avellino DOCG, Campania, Italy 2014



Farfalle with garlic shrimp, tomatoes, arugula and grilled Tuscan bread paired with Carpineto Dogajolo, Tuscany, Italy 2013


Followed by


Slow-roasted pork and rapini risotto with scamorza cheese paired with Carpineto Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG, Tuscany, Italy 2010



Semolina fritters with blackberry and honey filling


The event cost is $75 per person plus tax and gratuity and will include four wines and five courses. Seating is limited; reservations required. Be sure to make yours by calling Jackson’s Steakhouse: (850) 469-9898.