Menu Monday: Botromagno Winemaker Dinner at ZaZa’s Tavola Italiana

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For this week’s Menu Monday feature, we’re heading to Lake Barrington’s ZaZa’s Tavola Italiana in anticipation of their next wine pairing dinner coming up on Wednesday, March 9th, featuring Botromagno Wines. Produced in the gentle hills of southern Italy’s Puglia region, Botromagno wines are well known for their quality, freshness and fragrance.

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The pre-tasting will begin at 6:30 p.m., featuring 15 of Napa’s best wines such as Darioush, Paul Hobbs and Hitching Post, followed by ZaZa’s Botromagno Winemaker Dinner which will be presented by Benjamino D’Agostino The cost of the dinner per person is $75 plus tax & gratuity.

Here’s a look at the dishes that will be served with each Botromagno wine:

Botramagno Rose
Served with sting beans, baby heirloom tomatoes, Gorgonzola cheese, and topped with a drizzling of olive oil & balsamic glaze

Served with our lemon zest Shrimp Bisque

Nero DirTroia
Served with Wild Boar Lasagna with layers of fresh pasta, wild boar, tomato ragu, mushrooms, bechamel and fresh mozzarella

Pan roasted filet mignon filled with Taleggio cheese, wrapped with smoked prosciutto over a red wine reduction. Served with goat cheese mashed potatoes & garlic roasted swiss chard

Served with Nutella hazelnut cheesecake

If you can’t make the wine dinner, but are interested in visiting ZaZa’s, their Insalata Di Pera is one of  ZaZa’s Private Events Coordinator, Paula Voska’s favorite items on their menu. “The pears are poached in Chianti wine and the flavor is intense,” Paula says. “Raspberry balsamic glaze is drizzled over mixed greens, candied pecans and Gorgonzola cheese. The sweet, savory and deep flavors all blend perfectly! Also try our Carpaccio Avocado Salad to eat healthy!”

For more information about the Botromagno Winemaker Dinner, call Paula at 847-381-1333. Located at 5047 Shoreline Road in Lake Barrington, ZaZa’s Tavola Italiana is family-owned and offers authentic Italian food including quality steaks, pastas and brick oven pizzas.

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And if you have a favorite dish from a Barrington area restaurant, bakery, cafe or candy shop, please let us know about it in the comments box below. Are you a restaurant interested in spreading the word about your most popular dishes? CLICK HERE to share more info. We’ll do a little “research” and feature your recommendation on an upcoming Menu Monday.

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