Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi Wine Dinner in Wailea

December 12, 2013, 8:53 AM HST · Updated December 12, 3:30 PM
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By Maui Now Staff

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Friday Dec. 13, Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante in the Four Seasons Wailea presents a five-course meal featuring a selection of wines from Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi.

The Florentine family behind the Frescobaldi label has been producing Tuscan wines for 30 generations.

Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi’s US Export Manager Galen Crippin will be hosting the dinner.

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Crippin is Californian-born but, as his bio explains, much of his childhood was spent in the kitchen of his family’s homes in Florence and Rome.

After seven years in the wine distribution business, Crippin joined Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi and has been tasked with managing the prestigious brand in the United States.

The dining experience is created by Ferraro’s Chef de Cuisine Nicholas Porreca and starts with a coconut-lime ono ceviche and strawberry hummus on a grilled pita accompanied by a Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi Brut Millesimato 2006.

Say that three times fast.

Next, enjoy a goat cheese ricotta crostini autumn root vegetable salad paired with Ammiraglia, Vermentino 2012 from Toscana.

You’re just getting started with the Castello di Pomino, Pinot Nero 2008 and serving of Thai snapper puttanesca with chickpea fritto.

The third course offers a veal shank ragu with spicy Hamakua musthrooms, gremolata and house pappardelle matched with Castello di Nipozzano, Chianti Rufina Riserva 2009.

Hope you skipped lunch, because next up is a Grilled Hanger Steak with Fontina Potato Grati,n Roasted Haiku Tomato and Broccoli Rabe paired with Castelgiocondo, Brunello di Montalcino 2007.

The final blow brings a toasted hazelnut semifreddo with honey roasted pears, hazelnut shortbread and a glass of Castello di Pomino, Vinsanto 2006.

The reception (strawberry hummus time) starts at 6 p.m. and the dinner is at 6:30 p.m.

The cost is $125 per person and availability is limited.

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