Antonello Ristorante in Santa Ana will be hosting a winemaker dinner featuring the famous Robert Mondavi Winery this Friday, July 28 at 6:30pm. Each course will be paired with a selective Robert Mondavi Wine to enhance the flavors with each bite. Event is $100 per guest plus tax and gratuity.
-Chef’s selection of passed hors d’oeuvres
Wine: Robert Mondavi Chardonnay 2014
Appetizer - Capesante
-Pancetta wrapped sea scallops served over fava bean puree, topped with thinly sliced black truffle
Wine: Robert Mondavi Carneros Pinot Noir 2015
Primo – Paglia e Fieno
-HomSpinach and egg fettuccini sautéed with wild forest mushrooms and organic olive oil
Wine: Robert Mondavi Merlot 2014
Secondo – Sella di Agnello
-Lamb loin baked in puff pastry (Wellington Style)
Wine: Robert Mondavi Maestro 2014
Dolce – Peach Tart
-Peach tart with almonds marzipan drizzled with mango coulis
Wine: Robert Mondavi Moscato d’Oro
Highly rated in the Zagat Guide for several years, Antonello Ristorante has earned a sterling reputation for having served local residents as well as luminaries the world over including presidents, foreign dignitaries, entertainers and business leaders. Co-Chefs Gino Buonanoce and Salvatore Ferrara work closely with Cagnolo to develop daily specials and special prix fixe menus many paired with wines and other spirits. Menu items boast high-flavor profiles, organic ingredients and a light approach to preparing them. Antonello Ristorante is located at 3800 Plaza Drive, at South Coast Plaza Village. Call (714) 751-7153 for reservations and visit www.antonello.com for more information.