Masi Agricola produces not just some of the best Venetian wines, they produce some of the best wines in all of Italy. Their celebrated Amarones traditionally score in the nineties when judged by the critics.

I was recently offered the opportunity to purchase cases of four different Masi wines from the Venuto region as well as two others from the winery’s Argentinean operations at a price signicantly below retail. Now six cases is a lot for even me to drink. So I decided to share them.

I met with Antonio Delgadillo, the chef/owner of San Miguel restaurant Firenze, and Antonio offered to showcase them at a gourmet dinner we’ve titled One Night in Venice. I’m supplying the wines at my cost. Antonio has very generously agreed to not add any mark-up to them.

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The menu will feature dishes from Venice and the surrounding area as well as other Italian classics. Here is the complete menu:

One Night In Venice

Vino di Benvenuto
Masi Tupungato Passo Blanco Pinot Grigio/Torrontes

Crostini ai Carchofi
Toasted crostini with artichokes, olives, tomatoes, cranberries and balsamic reduction
Masi Tupungato Passo Doble Malbec/Corvina

Insalata
Roasted beet and arugula salad, tangerine dressing
Masi Masianco Pinot Grigio/Verduzzo

Risotto ai Funghi
Arborio rice risotto, wild mushrooms, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and white truffle oil
Masi Bonacosta Valpolicella

Filetto di Maiale
Pork tenderloin, Asiago cheese, soft polenta and Valpolicella wine sauce
Masi Campofiorin Ripasso

Dolce
Mixed berries macerated with aged balsamic di Modena, mascarpone cream and amaretti cookie crumbles
Masi Cortasera Amarone

The dinner will be held on January 17. Start time is 7:00 pm. Firenze is located at Recreo #13. The price for the five course dinner and six accompanying wines 950 pesos per person.

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Reservations should be made by email to Chef Antonio at aaadelgadillo@hotmail.com. Antonio will confirm by return email or will send regrets if the event is already sold out.

I look forward to helping to pour you some great Venetian values on January 17.

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