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.
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
September 2, 2017
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Wine & Food Tasting
(*tax and tip not included)
Credit Card Required
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.Make a Reservation