Around the World Wine Dinner: French & Italian
October 19, 2017
Begins at 7:00 pm
Missouri Botanical Garden > Spink Pavilion
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Travel to wine-producing regions around the world through a five course dinner hosted by a visiting wine expert. Chefs from Catering St. Louis will create the regional menu, pairing each course with a different wine from the same region. 

$70 per person (plus 18% service charge and tax) | Advance reservations required: (314) 961-7588, extension 265

Course 1
Grilled Shrimp Tagliatelle with Red Proven├žal Pistou
2016 Saint Peyre Picpoul de Pinet AOC, Languedoc France

Course 2

Eggplant Parmigiana
2015 Guidobono Langhe Nebbiolo DOC, Piemonte Italy

Course 3
Braised Lamb Shank with French Green Lentils
2013 Jacques de la Jugies Minervois AOC, Languedoc

Course 4
Prime Rib Roast with Potatoes Chanteduc
2013 Grifalco Aglianico del Vulture DOC, Basilicata Italy

Course 5
Phyllo wrapped Fromager d ' Affinois apricot and honey
2016 Domaine Capitaine Les Aumones Vouvray AOC, Loire France

Guest Speaker for the October Wine Dinner is Hugh MacPhail, General Manager of Ideal Wine & Spirits, an importer of small production, high quality French and Italian wineries. Hugh has been in the wine business since 1983. Unusual in this day and age, he has worked with Ideal Wine the entire time. Working for a small, independent importer has allowed Hugh to see and experience every aspect of the wine business, and given him the opportunity to travel and meet with winemakers, farmers and merchants from every region of France and Italy. Hugh enjoys working in the market, interacting with distributors, restaurateurs, and consumers. This keeps his focus on selecting wines of value and quality, the hallmarks of Ideal's portfolio.

Around the World Wine Dinner