Sunday, February 17th
Dinner with Bruno De Conciliis & Alberto Graci
We are excited to welcome these two amazing wine producers from southern Italy!
Two seatings 5pm & 8pm
$80 per person prix fixe seven course menu with wine pairings
fritto of razor clams
2011 Aglianico/Fiano, Spumante, DeConciliis “Selim”
2010 Fiano, DeConciliis “Donnaluna”
spaghetti with bottarga and sea urchin
ricotta ravioli with squid ink
2011 Etna Bianco, Graci
polpette baked in lemon leaves
2009 Etna Rosso, Graci “Quota 600″
brasato of beef
2006 Aglianico, De Conciliis “Naima”
to be decided….
Bruno De Conciliis Bio:
Innovative and charismatic, Bruno De Conciliis is one of the most respected winemakers is Campania. Working in the relatively unknown Cilento zone on the southern coast of Campania, Bruno makes a wide range of wines, from typical and accessible versions of Fiano and Aglianico to wild, philosophical experimentations in sparkling wine and traditional, “natural” techniques. A dynamic and engaging presence, Bruno is a tireless promoter, avid jazz lover, careful winemaker, and a natural host.
While in Italy, Jon spent time at the De Conciliis vineyard and has created a menu inspired by the dinner he enjoyed with the winemaker and his family.
Alberto Graci Bio:
Alberto Graci’s path to making wine is an unusual one. His grandfather made wine in Sicily, but not in Etna but rather the center of the island where the focus was less on quality but on quantity. When he passed on, Alberto abandoned his life as a banker in Milan, returned to his native Sicily to take up the business of making wine. His interest, however, was not in the mass produced wines of central Sicily. No, he sold his grandfathers land and started his winery on the high altitude vineyards on the active volcano of Mt. Etna. ”I’m a fatalist” he explains. Alberto now makes five wines from his three vineyard sites that range in elevation from 1800 to 3000 feet.
Please join us for an amazing evening showcasing southern Italian food and wine.
Call 510.652.3676 for reservations. Credit card information is necessary to secure a table with a 48 hour cancellation policy.
New Year’s Eve!
Monday, December 31st
Reservations required for 6pm or 9pm seating
Four course prix fixe menu $60 per person for food
We are also offering a wine pairing for an additional $20 per person
scallops with black truffles and castelfranco
2011 Insolia, Valle dell Acate ‘Case Ibidini; Sicily
risotto of dungeness crab and mascarpone
2011 Vermentino, Pedra Majore ‘I Graniti’, Sardegna
beef spezzatino with truffled polenta
2002 Etna Rosso, La Calabretta, Sicily
pistachio and ricotta torta
2010 Aleatico Passito, Fubbiano, Toscana
Due to the particular demands on space and resources that this event requires, we request a credit card number in order to hold the reservation. The cancellation policy is: 48 hours notice of cancellation results in no charge to the card. Less then 48 hours notice results in full $60 per person charge to the card on the night of the event, but we will then give you a gift certificate for that full amount that you can use whenever you want. 510-652-3676
Dinner with Gaetana Jacono from Valle dell’Acate
Sunday Dinner with Gaetana Jacono from Valle dell’Acate
Price per person for all food and wine pairings: $75
Stories are free
Due to the particular demands on space and resources that this event requires, we request a credit card number in order to hold the reservation. The cancellation policy is pretty simple: 24 hours notice of cancellation results in no charge to the card. Less then 24 hours notice results in full $75 per person charge to the card on the night of the event, but we will then give you a gift certificate for that full amount that you can use whenever you want.
Past Sunday Dinners
July 24, 2011
dopo is excited to announce our next Regional Sunday Dinner. This time around, in a unique collaboration with wine importer Dino Capprioti, we will explore the coastal region known as the Marche. Here is a quick preview of some of the menu items and the wine pairings. As usual for the Sunday Dinners, the menu features an Antipasti Misti, a Primi, and a Secondo, all paired with wines from the region for $75. Keep in mind these items are subject to change basic on market availability.
Olive all’Ascolana: traditional fried stuffed olives.
Crescia: Marche style flatbread with pork cracklings
Atlantic Cod with saffron and tomatoes
Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico, Angelo Accadia
Vincisgrassi: Classic 12 layer lasagna that traditionally was
reserved for only special occasions in the Marche.
Marche Rosso, Poderi San Lazzaro ‘Podere 72′
We’re still working out the details of the main course, but it is
almost certain to include rabbit.
Montepulciano, Valter Mattoni ‘Arshura’
Again, still working out the details.
Dino Capriotti Bio from the Vinity Website
Vinity Wine Company’s intimate relationship with the world of Italian wine is rooted in the background of our company’s President and driving force-Dino Capriotti. It was in his family’s vineyard in the Medieval, coastal town of Offida, Italy that Dino Capriotti first developed his love for wines that express unique regional qualities. He carried this passion from his native Marche region with him throughout his first career as a successful restaurateur in Europe and later in the United States, carefully selecting the finest wines for patrons at prices that delighted. In 1986, Dino fell in love with the San Francisco Bay Area and decided to begin a new career in the wholesale wine industry. His great knowledge of wines made him an immediate success. Dino brings to Vinity Wine Company more than a decade of experience in the business, including eight years as owner and partner of a respected fine wine distributor. In Dino Capriotti, you will find one of our industry’s most dynamic personalities-a trusted and reliable businessman who understands the demanding, ever-changing California marketplace. His enthusiasm for sharing his knowledge of fine wines is infectious-only one of the reasons why many wine professionals consider Dino to be one of the best in the business.
Four Courses will be offered at $75 per person (including wine pairing)
We have two seatings available at 5pm and 8pm. Call 510.652.3676 for reservations. Credit card information is necessary to secure a table with a 48 hour cancellation policy.