As part of a continuing series of dinners showcasing domestic and international winemakers, Nerano proudly announces a rare opportunity to experience the highly allocated wines of Colgin Cellars, one of Napa’s most sought-after wine producers, on Monday, March 19, 2018. Chef Michele Lisi creates an intimate five-course tasting menu paired with eight spectacular Colgin wines, served in side-by-side comparisons of vintages, which will be introduced by special guests, Ann Colgin and Joe Wender.
The wines for Nerano’s Colgin dinner are chosen to introduce and familiarize the richness of these Napa Valley wines to a wider audience. Wine Director and Sommelier Dino Marone states, “Colgin lives and breathes the definition of quality. From the start, Ann Colgin set out to create a wine that was to become one of the finest representations of the hillside terroir in Napa Valley. Year after year, Colgin receives top scores and praise from critics and wine industry professionals, as well as receiving the accolade of ‘perfect wine’ multiple times.” Ann and Joe, as longtime friends of Nerano owners Andy and Carlo Brandon-Gordon, make the joint celebration of Nerano and Colgin a must for the restaurant and their guests. Food pairings are a joint effort between Marone and Colgin’s COO, MS Paul Roberts. Chef Michele curated the menu based on their ideas and wine contributions.
The evening reception greets guests with a flute of Andre Clouet, Cuvée 1911, Grand Cru Brut. The dinner begins with Stuzzichini – Crostino al Salmone Noveregese, Smoked Norwegian Salmon Crostino, Crème Fraîche, Petrossian Caviar and Chivespaired with Camille Giroud, Meursault 2011. The first course of Quaglia con Polenta alla Griglia – Broken Arrow Ranch Roasted Quail, Grilled Polenta and Vin Cotto is paired with two vintages of Colgin, ‘Tychson Hill’ 2012 and 2006; followed by Fettuccine al Tartufo Nero di Norcia – House-Made Fettuccine, Truffle Butter, Crispy Rosemary, Shaved Norcia Black Truffles and 24 Month-Aged Parmigiano Reggiano paired with a comparison of Colgin, ‘Cariad,’ vintages 2009 and 2005. For Secondi, guests will savorCostolette d’Agnello, Grilled Colorado Lamb Chop, Cipollini Onion, Roasted Yukon Gold-Rosemary Potatoes paired with a comparison of Colgin, ‘IX Estate’ 2010 and Colgin, ‘IX Estate’ 2007. The Fromaggi course showcases Sottocenre al Tartufo, Robiola Bosina, Walnuts & Honeycomb paired with a final side-by-side taste of Colgin, ‘IX Estate Syrah’ 2012 and 2010. The dinner is completed with a Dolce of Chef Michele Lisi’s signature Sorbetto al Limone with Amalfi Lemon Sorbet and Candied Orange paired with Nerano’s Limoncello Fatto in Casa.
Pricing for Nerano’s Colgin Cellars Wine Dinner is $1100 per person all-inclusive. Dinner will be served upstairs in the BG Lounge promptly at 7:00 p.m. Reservations are required by calling Nerano at 310.405.0155 or emailing email@example.com. Seating availability for this exclusive wine dinner is extremely limited.
Colgin Cellars Overlooking Lake Hennessey | photos courtesy of Colgin
ABOUT ANN COLGIN:
Ann Colgin is the heart of Colgin Cellars, a true Renaissance woman and vintner of uncommon passion. An avid art collector and dedicated philanthropist, her elegant, yet engaging personality is a telling reflection of her wines and winery. Ann founded Colgin Cellars in 1992 with a vision of making the finest wines from exceptional hillside vineyards in St. Helena and was instrumental in forging a world-renowned reputation for California’s small production hand-crafted wines.
Since its founding in 1992, Colgin Cellars’ enduring vision has been to craft wines that honor its ethos of perfume, freshness and minerality, while also capturing the luscious fruit of the Napa Valley. Colgin searched diligently for extraordinary hillside vineyards in the heart of the Napa Valley that would capture the elements of harmony, precision and intensity. The winery is not open to the public.
COLGIN CELLARS WINE DINNER WITH SPECIAL GUESTS ANN COLGIN AND JOE WENDER
Executive Chef Michele Lisi
Sommelier Dino Marone
Special Guests Ann Colgin and Joe Wender
Monday, March 19, 2018
7:00 PM IN THE BG LOUNGE
Andre Clouet, Cuvée 1911, Grand Cru Brut
Crostino al Salmone Noveregese
Smoked Norwegian Salmon Crostino, Crème Fraîche, Petrossian Caviar, Chives
Camille Giroud, Meursault 2011
Quaglia con Polenta alla Griglia
Broken Arrow Ranch Roasted Quail, Grilled Polenta, Vin Cotto
Colgin, ‘Tychson Hill’ 2012
Colgin, ‘Tychson Hill’ 2006
Fettuccine al Tartufo Nero di Norcia
House-Made Fettuccine, Truffle Butter, Crispy Rosemary,
Shaved Norcia Black Truffles, 24 Month-Aged Parmigiano Reggiano
Grilled Colorado Lamb Chop, Cipollini Onion,
Roasted Yukon Gold-Rosemary Potatoes
Colgin, ‘IX Estate’ 2010
Colgin, ‘IX Estate’ 2007
Composizione di Formaggi
Sottocenre al Tartufo, Robiola Bosina, Walnuts, Honeycomb
Colgin, ‘IX Estate Syrah’ 2012
Colgin, ‘IX Estate Syrah’ 2010
Sorbetto al Limone
Amalfi Lemon Sorbet, Candied Orange
Nerano Limoncello “Fatto in Casa”
$1100 per person all inclusive
Ann Colgin and Joe Wender | photo courtesy of Colgin
Reservations are required by calling Nerano at 310.405.0155 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Seating availability for this wine dinner is extremely limited.
Nerano & The BG Lounge
9960 South Santa Monica Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Nerano is the fourth restaurant from the Toscana Restaurant Group and is the vision of owners Andy Brandon-Gordon and Carlo Brandon-Gordon’s trips to the Amalfi Coast where they became inspired by the temperate climate, the pure simplicity of the coastal cuisine and the inviting Italian culture. In combining their individual talents with a virtuoso team of culinary and creative professionals, they are fulfilling their vision of a stunning contemporary space matched with exquisite dishes and welcoming service they discovered in the village of Nerano. Executive Chef Michele Lisi’s menu is deftly created with a light touch, using only the finest California and imported Italian ingredients. Mixologist William Perbellini has crafted the cocktail program for both Nerano and the sleek and lush BG Lounge upstairs. The BG Lounge is beautifully appointed and the dramatic and theatrical room is an instant classic, reminiscent of Bemelmans Bar at New York’s Carlyle Hotel or Bar Hemingway in Paris. Nerano and BG Lounge opened in November with much fanfare from The Hollywood Reporter, Eater, Thrillist and Urban Daddy.
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