Lombardi’s Mill Creek Winery - Wine Dinner
|Lombardi’s Mill Creek Winery - Wine Dinner|
Prunotto wine dinner was Lombardi's Mill Creek's first wine dinner. I must say, they started off with a bang. General manager Kristofer Korshaven is no stranger to these events for he has hosted many wine dinners at Lombardi's Everett Marina location. Executive chef Matt Romeo, owners and staff together a excellent matchup of Italian food and wine.
Lombardi’s Mill Creek Prunotto Winery - Wine Dinner - Mill Creek Lombardi’s General Manager Kristofer Korshaven
Lombardi’s Mill Creek Prunotto Winery - Wine Dinner - Lombardi’s Italian Restaurant Executive Chef Matt Romeo
Lombardi’s Mill Creek Prunotto Winery - Wine Dinner – Representing Prunotto Winery Craig Katz
The event was also co-hosted by Craig Katz who represented the winery. He give us the interesting story of Prunotto Winery, from the founder Alfredo buying the co-op in 1922 two the Antinori family involvement in the late 1980s. Craig and Lombardi’s Italian Restaurants founder Diane Symms gave us a comprehensive background of the region through facts and stories.
Lombardi’s Mill Creek Prunotto Winery - Wine Dinner
Prunotto Winery - The Beginning
“In 1904, in the council chambers of the community of Serralunga, and in the presence of notary Giacomo Oddero and the young witness Alfred Prunotto, the co-operative winery known as "Ai Vini delle Langhe" ("Of the wines of Langhe") was founded. Amongst those who participated in the drawing up of the constitutional acts, there were individuals who left their mark on the story of Alba and the nearby communities of Langa and many small producers of the surrounding area.
The first harvest took place in 1905. This was followed by several difficult years which suffered from the instability in the economy, aggravated by the first world war. In 1922, when it was time to renew the co-operative winery, many members decided not to contribute their grapes anymore. Thus, although it was an exceptional year, the vintage was not very abundant.
The winery started having serious economic problems and was liquidated.
During this crisis, the young Alfredo Prunotto met and then married Luigina, with whom he decided to take over the co-operative winery "Ai Vini delle Langhe", bestowing on it his name. Thanks to the passionate persistence of the newlyweds, the winery became famous very quickly and began to export wines throughout the world: first to South America and then to the
whose markets opened up during those years. Prunotto is one of the few
companies that believed in the economic prospects of the new world.” – The Web United States
The evening started out with a fine prosecco while we enjoyed grassini with extra virgin olive oil.
The next course gave us a wonderful puff pastry wrapped taleggio cheese accompanied by a crostini with a little wine jelly paired with a Dolcetto.
Up next was simply delicious potato gnocchi with Parmesan and wild mushroom cream sauce. Executive chef Matt Romeo out did himself with his the gnocchi, it was over the top delicious. The gnocchi was served with a Barbera.
Next came a pancetta wrapped beef tenderloin with demi-glace. Matt found a wonderful cut tenderloin and cook it to perfection. The tenderloin was paired with a Barbaresco.
Last was a delicious lady fingers and chocolate desert served with a little arancello.
Our favorite pairing for the evening was the puff pastry with the Dolcetto and the gnocchi with the Barbera.
Janet and I would like to thank the owners and staff for a most wonderful evening.
Grassini, Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salici Prosecco Superiore Col
Puff pastry wrapped taleggio cheese andCrostini crostini wine jelly
2009 Dolcetto D’Alba DOC
Potato gnocchi, with wild mushroom cream sauce
2011 Barbera D’Asti DOCG
Lombardi’s Mill Creek Prunotto Winery - Wine Dinner - Potato gnocchi, with wild mushroom cream sauce
Pancetta wrapped beef tenderloin
2008 Barbaresco DOCG
Hazelnut liqueur, lady fingers, chocolate, orange zest
Lombardi’s Mill Creek Prunotto Winery - Wine Dinner - Hazelnut liqueur, lady fingers, chocolate and orange zest
|Lombardi’s Mill Creek Prunotto Winery - Wine Dinner|
Cooking at Home
Lombardi’s Italian Restaurant Executive Chef Matt Romeo inspired potato gnocchi with cream mushroom sauce…
|Cooking at Home – Making Gnocchi|
|Cooking at Home – Gnocchi with mushroom cream sauce|