ZONIN1821 and Toscana Divino Announce “Behind the Red Curtain: An Exclusive Tour of Italy” Wine Dinner Series

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Food and wine lovers will enjoy a four-course feast with each course paired to perfection by ZONIN1821

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We want to create a food lovers community around exquisite food and wine — Emanuele Siena, Marketing Director of Zonin USA

ZONIN1821, seven generations of winemakers, and Toscana Divino, the acclaimed Italian restaurant in the heart of Mary Brickell Village, are proud to announce the exclusive monthly wine dinner series, “Behind the Red Curtain: An Exclusive Tour of Italy”. Each month, beginning October 12th, the wine dinners will showcase a four-course menu, which will be curated and prepared by the award-winning culinary team from Toscana Divino. The featured menu will be paired with ZONIN1821’s esteemed wine estates from the seven most important wine regions in Italy.

“We are very pleased to announce the first ZONIN1821 wine dinner series at Toscana Divino,” said Emanuele Siena, Marketing Director of Zonin USA. “The event is sure to provide an incredible epicurean experience. With a partner like Toscana Divino, we want to create a food lovers community around exquisite food and wine. Diners can discover the authentic Italian regional cuisine paired with indigenous grapes of each region.”

“We want our patrons to feel they are entering a world that is thoroughly traditionally Italian, but also contemporary,” stated Mauro Bortignon, General Manager of Toscana Divino. “We are creating a link between our Italian regions and the local Miami area, thereby building a bridge between the two cultures,” he added.

Upon arrival, guests will be greeted with a refreshing flute of Zonin Prosecco followed by a four-course gourmet dinner highlighting fresh, seasonal ingredients. Dishes will be paired with expertly selected wines to complement each region’s cuisine. For the month of October, ZONIN1821 and Toscana Divino will highlight the Tuscan Chianti region. The menu will include locally inspired plates such as Salumi and Formaggi, Crostini Al Pate, Pici and Risotto Funghi, Fiorentina with Fagioli, Mashed Potatoes, and Cavolo Nero, and for dessert, Panforte Di Siena with Vin Santo.

Guests will enjoy casual conversation about wines with a featured sommelier, as well as wonderful raffle prizes, including free bottles of wine and other gifts sure to delight both foodies and oenophiles.

The first wine dinner of the series will take place on Monday, October 12th with seating at 7 p.m. for $80 pp. Guests must be age 21 or older to participate in this event. To reserve seating, call 305-371-2767. Future wine dinner series will include Piemonte – November 10th, Lombardia – December 9th, Veneto – January 13th, Friuli – February 10th, Puglia – March 9th, Sicilia – April 13th and ending back in coastal Toscana on May 11, 2016.

About ZONIN1821
Zonin USA is wholly owned by Casa Vinicola Zonin S.p.A. in Italy, a company of seven generations of wine makers with eleven estates located in the seven most prestigious wine growing areas in Italy. The flagship winery, Castello D’Albola located in Tuscany’s Chianti Classico District, Rocca di Montemassi located in Maremma, Tuscany, Principi di Butera located in Sicily, Ca’Bolani located in Friuli, Castello del Poggio located in Piemonte/Asti, Tenuta IL Bosco located in Lombardia, Podere IL Giangio located in Veneto, Abbazia Monte Oliveto located in Toscana and Masseria Altemura located in Puglia. Each winery is dedicated to its own traditional wines and styles. http://www.zoninusa.com

About Toscana Divino
Since opening its doors in 2012, Toscana Divino, recently voted the best restaurant in Brickell by the Miami New Times, is known for presenting both the most contemporary and traditional Tuscan and Italian cuisine, including the world-famous Fiorentina steak. Toscana Divino’s menu, draws its inspiration from classic dishes found throughout Tuscany, featuring pasta made fresh in house, fresh seasonal ingredients from local markets or directly imported from Italy. Toscana Divino continues to inspire unprecedented praise and rave reviews from such publications as the Miami Herald, Thrillist, and Zagat Miami. For additional information, visit http://www.toscanadivino.com.

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