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A Celebration of the Iconic Wines of Antinori: A Wine and Food Event

Angelena’s is pleased to offer a special wine dinner celebrating the iconic wines of Antinori from the Tignanello, Guado al Tasso and Castello Della Sala Estates. The wine dinner will be held in the Garden Room and will be offered on two different evenings: Tuesday, September 22nd or Wednesday, September 23rd, both at 6:00 p.m.

 

The Antinori Family is the pre-eminent wine-making family in all of Italy. Angelena’s wine dinners will feature four truly extraordinary Antinori wines with unrivaled ratings. From their “Tre Bicchieri” award-winning Chardonnay to the bold Guado al Tasso Bolgheri blend, the evening will be a feast for the senses.

 

The highlight of the evening will showcase Tignanello, the wine that started the Super Tuscan movement and broke all the rules, shaking the Italian wine industry to its core. Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon come together in their Tignanello 2017 that will be poured, demonstrating how innovation in winemaking, along with the soil and climate of Chianti Classico region, can create an exceptional wine.

 

The wine dinner will be hosted by Wine Director, Brooke Parkhurst, and Antinori Florida State Manager, Anthony Gardner. In addition to the wine, Chef James Briscione will present food pairings for each wine.

 

Anthony Gardner is the Florida state manager for Antinori, representing one of Italy’s most iconic and historic families of wine. He began his career in hospitality and fine dining in Disney World, over 10 years ago. After representing multiple wineries and spirit producers, he found an appreciation for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, representing Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne, Spring Valley Vineyards and more. Now, Anthony’s main focus is the Antinori family of wines.

 

Reception

A Selection of Crostini

Truffled Beef Tartare

Stracciatella, Tomato Jam

Gulf Shrimp Salad

 

Antipasti

Seared Florida Scallops

Peach, fennel, jalapeno, lime

Paired with Cervaro Della Sala 2018

 

Primo

Ravioli di Crestini

Wild mushrooms and truffle filling, Parmiggiano-Reggiano

Paired with Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 2016 Tenuta Tignanello

 

 

Secondi

Prosciutto-Wrapped Joyce Farms Chicken

Chianti butter, bacon, charred onion, polenta

Paired with Tignanello 2017

 

AND

 

Due di Carne

48-hour short ribs, grilled tenderloin, potato fonduta, romaine

Paired with Guado al Tasso 2017

 

 

Dolci

Chocolate Salami and Warm Beignets

 

Price for the wine dinner is $250 per person excluding tax and gratuity. Seating for the Celebration of the Iconic Wines of Antinori is limited; reservations are required and can be made by calling 850-542-8398.

 

Angelena’s Ristorante Italiano, located at 101 East Intendencia Street in historic downtown Pensacola, is inspired by the deep roots of our city’s history. At the turn of the century, Angelena Giatano, an Italian immigrant, was in search of the American dream and found it here in Pensacola. Angelena’s offers coastal Italian cuisine as well as an extensive list of Italian wines. Dinner service is offered Monday through Saturday, 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. For reservations, please call 850-542-8398. For more information, please visit our website, www. angelenaspensacola.com.


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