Cooking Schools

Inspired by

italy’s regions

Explore Italy and its flavors region by region, learning tips from a master while you sip wine and watch a fantastic meal prepared from start to finish by Chianti Il Ristorante’s energetic and whimsical Executive Chef Fabrizio. Courses inspired by Italy’s regions paired expertly with wines from around the world brought to you in Chianti’s La Porta Santa Room.

Rejoice in what the land provides us with a hand-crafted meal that uses the freshest ingredients from fields, the farm and the orchards. At a cooking school your glasses, plates and hearts are filled with the bounty of the crops and the gift of family and friendship. Tastes of world on your fork and in your glass delivered by your culinary tour guide, the incomparable Fabrizio Bazzani. Each class focuses on an region of Italy, exploring the flavors and ingredients with corresponding wine pairings. Classes fill up quickly. Call 518-583-1142 to register.

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Stonestreet Estate Vineyards Wine Dinner

Stonestreet Estate Vineyards Wine Dinner

August 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm

On August 14th Boca Bistro and Stonestreet Estate Vineyards are coming together to create an exclusive and unforgettable wine dinner featuring the wine of Stonestreet Estate Vineyards.

This exciting event will occur not only during the height of thoroughbred racing season in Saratoga  but also in conjunction with the 2017 Equestricon™ Convention, of which DZ Restaurants is a proud sponsor.

Wine selections from Stonestreet Wines will include Estate and Single Vineyard wines including:

2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
2012 Rockfall Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (95 Points –Robert Parker)
2013 Estate Chardonnay
2014 Estate Sauvignon Blanc

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We are also honored to have Brand Ambassador and Jackson Family Wines Representative, Lynn George as our guest to speak at length about the vineyards, the wines and the wine-making process.
The Stonestreet Estate Vineyards Wine Dinner is also a fundraiser for The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) with $25 from each ticket sold going directly to provide financial assistance to former jockeys who have suffered on-track injuries.

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Stonestreet Estate Vineyards Wine Dinner
Boca Bistro
Monday, August 14th
6:30pm– 9:30pm
$150/pp*
A Fundraiser for the Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund (PDJF)
Proud Sponsor of the 2017 Equestricon™ Convention in Saratoga Springs, NY
(*Tax and Tip not included)

Stonestreet Estate Vineyards is the story of a family’s vision to defy the limits of California winegrowing. Jess Stonestreet Jackson and Barbara Banke established the estate in 1995, and their son Christopher Jackson and his wife Ariel continue the legacy — and the middle name “Stonestreet” has now been passed from father to son for three generations. Stonestreet is one of the most expansive and multi-faceted mountain vineyards in the world and produces a distinctive collection of single vineyard wines — powerful Cabernet Sauvignon, soulful Chardonnay and electric Sauvignon Blanc.

In addition to the family’s wine holdings, Banke shares Jackson’s love of equestrian racing – their acclaimed stables, Stonestreet Farms in Kentucky, produced Horses of the Year Curlin and Rachel Alexandra, as well as Eclipse Award Winner My Miss Aurelia.

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Z Alexander Backyard Barbecue Tailgate Party Wine & Food Tasting

Z Alexander Backyard Barbecue Tailgate Party Wine & Food Tasting

September 2, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Jumpin’ right in let me tell you what we’re thinking, Z Alexander is the wine that we’re drinking on September 2 at Forno Bistro. Join us the day Zac Brown plays SPAC for a Z Alexander Backyard Barbecue Tailgate Partyin’ Wine & Food Tasting. And who knows…we might be able to convince a very special guest to make an appearance.

‘Cause we’re Zamily, and when you get to Forno, where the grill is hot and the wine will pour, no black tie dinner just food truck partyin’, the Owl on the label is the Grapevine Guardian.

Zac Brown has always been a creator, and learned the importance of devoting himself to his craft early in life. He applies that passion for quality not only to his music, but to all the creative endeavors he undertakes. Zac’s drive to find inspiration in our world is second only to his desire to share it with others. When he and winemaker John Killebrew met, they instantly recognized in each other a common passion for creating unique experiences that reflect quality and originality. Their collaboration is Z. Alexander Brown; big, bold wines of uncommon finesse and character.

Please reserve your seats early to guarantee attendance.

Z Alexander Backyard Barbeque Tailgate Partyin’ Wine & Food Tasting
Forno Bistro
September 2, 2017
1:00pm – 3:00pm
$40/pp++
Wine & Food Tasting
Reservations: 518-581-2401
www.fornobistro.com
(*tax and tip not included)
Credit Card Required

Featured Wines:

Proud+Passionate+Uncaged

Z Alexander Cabernet Sauvignon – Our Z. Alexander Brown Cabernet Sauvignon unfolds with rich aromas of black cherry, cola and mocha. Bold tannins frame a powerful mid-palate layered with mouth-filling flavors of ripe blackberry, black currant and chocolate covered cherry, as well as subtle hints of baking spice. Smooth and balanced, an elegant finesse defines the long and lingering finish.

Z Alexander Proprietary Red Blend – Our Proprietary Red Blend is dark garnet in the glass, with commanding aromas of blueberry, cassis and cedar that preview a bold, mouth-filling palate stacked with concentrated layers of ripe blueberry, black cherry and baking spice. Robust and full-bodied with excellent weight in the mid-palate, this complex wine leaves a lasting impression with a smooth, round and full finish.

Z Alexander Pinot Noir – This lush and layered Pinot Noir is overflowing with intense aromas of black cherry, vanilla and toasty oak. Smooth with supple tannins, robust flavors of fresh raspberry jam and strawberry are complemented by silky underpinnings of rich mocha and caramel. Jammy and voluminous, rich juicy ripe fruit lingers on through the finish.

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18 Division St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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