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Tuscan Wine Dinner with Chef, Sommelier and Author Sarah Fioroni

About the Wine Dinner

Join us in the beautiful Hunt Room of the Crowne Plaza Hotel as we welcome renowned Italian Chef, AIS-certified Sommelier and Book author Sarah Fioroni for a night of amazing wine, beautiful stories and fine dining. The social hour and book signing will begin at 6:30pm followed by dinner at 7pm. The cost of the dinner is $90 all inclusive of tax and service fees. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling WineNot at 603-204-5569.

Sarah Fioroni will be visiting from her family farm, Fattoria Poggio Alloro, near San Gimignano, Tuscany. Everything Fattoria Poggio Alloro uses in everyday life comes from the farm, making pasta from scratch, utilizing meat from the livestock they breed on the farm, and making wines and olive oil from their vineyards. Sarah Fioroni is the third daughter of Amico Fioroni and she now runs the farm, together with her family. She is the author of the book “A Family Farm in Tuscany”.

Sarah learned how to cook from her mother, aunts, and grandmothers at age 4, and began to cook professionally at age 20. She teaches her cooking style to thousands around the world, hosting cooking demonstrations in United States, Canada, and Europe. She also teaches at their farm, where guests are welcome to visit and participate in cooking classes, wine tastings, as well as spend the night. Interviews with Sarah have appeared in newspapers, magazines and on television in many countries.

We visited Sarah’s farm last year during our Culinary and Wine tour to Tuscany. After a private culinary lesson, and tour of the farm, we eat amazing meal, with a lake of beautiful Poggio Alloro wines, homemade limonchello, and Saffron Grappa, and overlook the famous San Gimignano’s towers. It was one of the most amazing memories of the tour.

Executive chef of Crowne Plaza Todd Lytle will prepare a delicious 5-course dinner, inspired by Sarah’s recipes from her culinary book “A Family Farm in Tuscany”. Each course will be paired with beautiful wines from the Poggio Alloro winery.

 

Menu and Wine Pairings

 

Social Hour 6:30-7pm

Enjoy a glass of delicate Prosecco and  varieties of fine cheeses & fruit , cordially offered be Crowne Plaza. You will have an opportunity to meet Sarah before the dinner.

Dinner 7-9pm

 

Course One: Bruschetta di Carciofi

Roasted Artichoke Hearts, Baba Ganoush, Peach White Balsamic Reduction, Herb Focaccia, Lemon Kale Pesto

Wine: Poggio Alloro Bianco di Toscana 2015, Tuscany

 

 

Course Two: Insalada di Risotto & Gamberetto

Chive Risotto, Citrus Roasted Shrimp, Lemon Thyme, Saffron Infused Olive Oil

Wine: Poggio Alloro Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2015, DOCG, Tuscany

 

 

Course Three: Campanili alla Boscaiola

Roasted Crimini, Shitake, Oyster & Portobellini Mushrooms,  Plum Tomato Basil Ragu over pasta with an Asiago Crisp

Wine: Wine: Poggio Alloro Chianti 2014, Tuscany

 

 

Course Four: Cinghiale di Osso Bucco

Braised Wild Boar Shank, Herb Roasted Fingerling, Toasted Fennel Brussel Sprout Slaw, Chambord Raspberry Scented Demi-Glace

Wine: Poggio Alloro San Gimignano Rosso Convivio 2013, Tuscany

 

 

 

Course 5: Poggio Alloro Tiramisu

Espresso Myers Rum Soaked Lady Fingers, Sweet Mascarpone, Crème Fraiche, Cocoa, Dried Cherry Compote

Wine: Poggio Alloro Vin Santo del Chianti 2010, Tuscany

About the Author

Svetlana Yanushkevich, the owner of WineNot, grew up on the southern peninsula of Ukraine, known as Crimea. Crimea is famous for its 2,000-year-old tradition of winemaking. As a child she learned about wine from her uncle, who worked in Massandra, the imperial winery of Nikolai II, Czar of Russia. Later she graduated from the Crimean State Agricultural University with an MS in Viticulture, and PhD in Agriculture. She then worked as an Associate Professor of viticulture at the Crimean Agro-Industrial College.

In 2002 Svetlana’s roots were transplanted to the United States, where she decided to broaden her education in wine. She enrolled in the London-based Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET), one of the most internationally prestigious programs, and completed its highest degree, Diploma Level, in just 4 years.

Svetlana managed the wine program at several very prestigious Philadelphia restaurants, the three-diamond restaurant The Marker, and four-diamond Penne Restaurant & Wine Bar. She worked as wine educator for corporate and private clients in Philadelphia.

In 2007 she and her family moved to Nashua, NH, where she decided to open WineNot Boutique, winner of “The Best of The Best Wine Shop of NH 2011-2014” by Hippo, “The Best Wine Store of Greater Nashua 2011″ by Nashua Telegraph, “The Best Wines of Greater Nashua 2011″ by Nashua Telegraph, “The only A rated Wine Shop of NH” by the Better Business Bureau of NH. Svetlana Continues to offer her expertise by offering unique wine educational events to private and corporate clients.

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