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2003 19 June

Castello Banfi Wines Featured at James Beard

At a special dinner on Thursday, June 19th, Castello Banfi wines will be paired with dishes prepared by the "Grand" chefs of Florida. As part of the James Beard "Best Hotel Chefs of America" series, the Kessler collection of chefs from the Grand Theme Hotels in Florida, have developed a tantalizing menu which will be enhanced by the wines of Castello Banfi.   John Paul Dargo, chef at the Starlight Grille at Orlando’s Sheraton Studio Hotel, Robert Mason from The Boheme at The Westin Grand Bohemian also in Orlando, Jean-Louis, chef of Celebration Hotel’s Plantation Room and chef René Nyfeler from 95 Cordova at the Casa Monica Hotel in St. Augustine have created and will prepare this uniquely Floridian menu. The event will be held at the James Beard House at 167 West 12th Street in Manhattan. For reservations call 212-627-2308.   Menu   Florida Lobster Bruschetta Preserved Duck with Mango and Papaya Salsa Goat Cheese and Chorizo Bake Tuna Tartare Timbale Banfi Brut Metodo Tradizionale Classico 1997 A classic example of an aristocratic dry sparkling wine - fresh, toasty, harmonious, delectable with a crisp, long finish.   Key West Lobster Shot Principessa Perlante Gavi 2002 A true aristocratic, this delightfully crisp, fruity white; produced from the Cortese grape grown in Piedmont, offers a touch of "frizzante" to tickle the palate   Sonoma Torchon au Foie Gras with Caramelized Figs and Vanilla-Scented French Toast Fontanelle Chardonnay 2001 Fresh, harmonious with well-balanced fruit that hints of apple, peach and apricot. Barrel-fermented and oak-aged for six to eight months.   Everglades Frogs' Legs with White Grits and Spicy Conch Bouillabaisse Castello Banfi Rosso di Montalcino 2000 Brunello's "younger brother," deep ruby-red, elegant, vibrant, well-balanced and stylish with a dry velvety finish   Pan-Roasted Golden Tilefish with Summer Shoots, Asparagus Risotto, and Bacardi–Key Lime Beurre Blanc Serena Sauvignon Blanc 1999 Well-structured, ample and fruity with the characteristic varietal perfume hinting of pepper leaf and toasted wood.   Wild Boar Rack with Herb Boursin Crust, Fingerling Potato Hash, and Wild Game and Truffle Jus Lié SummuS 1999 A wine of towering elegance, SummuS is an extraordinary blend of Sangiovese Brunello which contributes body; Cabernet Sauvignon fruit and structure; and Syrah elegance, character and a fruity bouquet. An elegant, complex and harmonious red wine. Unfiltered after 1998 vintage.   Key Lime and Coconut Panna Cotta with Crystallized Tropical Fruits and Lychee Sorbet FloruS Moscadello di Montalcino 2000 A rare masterpiece of fruitiness and balance made exclusively with late-harvest Moscadello grapes. Rich and golden in color with a flowery and musky bouquet, the taste is sweet, full warm and hints of honey, raisins and exotic fruits.

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Why personal information is collected?
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