Lungarotti Wine Dinner at Rossini

Rossini, the award-winning Italian restaurant at Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit together with Italasia is hosting a Lungarotti Wine Dinner on Mar. 22.

Founded by Giorgio Lungarotti in the early 60s, Lungarotti quickly became renowned as the finest winery in Umbria, a region known as the ‘Heart of Italy’. The family winery is credited with producing pioneering wines on a par with Super Tuscans and for promoting authentic Umbrian culture. Today, the company’s 250 hectares of vineyards in Torgiano and Montefalco are managed by Giorgio’s daughters, Chiara Lungarotti and Teresa Severini where they create some of the country’s most exciting and innovative wines.

Diners will be welcomed at the Lungarotti Wine Dinner with a refreshing glass of Pinot Grigio De’ll Umbria 2011 accompanied by the chef’s tasty stuzzichini and savory bites.

The first of five exquisite courses in Rossini’s enchanting Tuscan villa setting will be trout and artichoke carpione with a capsicum purée and beurre blanc. The light and delicious fish dish will be accompanied by Lungarotti Aurente Chardonnay Grechetto 2008, a well structured and refined wine with delicate citrus acidity and a long finish.

The second dish of the evening will be Umbrian truffle and porcini soup with peccorino foam and crispy proscuitto paired with Lungarotti Rubesco Rosso Di Torgiano Sangiovese Canaiolo 2008. Aged between 10-12 months in oak casks, the ruby red wine displays delicate notes of cloves, wild berries and violet, and good body.

Discerning diners at Rossini’s will also enjoy braised pheasant lasagna with sage essence matched with an intense and engaging Lungarotti Sagrantino Di Montefalco DOCG 2008 followed by succulent slow cooked Wagyu fillet mignon served with the venerable Lungarotti San Giorgio Sangiovese Canaiolo Cabernet Sauvignon IGT 2009.

The epicurean evening will end with a divine Granny Smith apple and raspberry cassata coated with crunchy hazelnut chocolate and complemented by Dulcis Vino Liquoroso, a sweet dessert wine with a bouquet reminiscent of orange blossom.

The Lungarotti Wine Dinner at Rossini’s costs B3,800 net per person, from 7.30pm on Mar. 22. Advance booking is essential. The Grande Club members will enjoy the benefit of a 20 percent off as exclusive benefit.

Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit
250 Sukhumvit Rd.
Tel: +66 (0) 2 649 8888

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