Join us for our May wine tasting and Italian fusion dinner at Rizzo's in Downtown Memphis!
Friday, May 11, 2012
Chef Michael Patrick of Rizzo's and sommelier Tiffany Werne are teaming up to offer the Mid South Italian Club a special evening of fine Italian dining and wine!
Michael has designed an exclusive menu just for this occasion and Tiffany has carefully selected wines from different regions of Italy to complement our meal. Great food, great wine and great company!
Aperitivo at 7 pm
Cena/Dinner at 7:30 pm
Aperitivo Formaggi & Prosciutto with Lamberti Rose Prosecco
Primo piatto with Cà Donini Pinot Grigio
Roasted Ripley Tomato Gazpacho, Cucumber Relish or Zucchini Cakes, Balsamic Reduction, Fried Basil Chip
Secondo Piatto with Cà Donini Pinot Noir & Marzianno Abbona Barbera
Smoked Portabella, Tomato, Farfalle, Black Eyed Pea Crème Fraîche or Southern Style Cajun Stuffed Braciola or Chicken al Gorgonzola over Wild Rice
Dolce with Zebo Moscato
Banana White Chocolate Bread Pudding or Chocolate & Raspberry Tartufo
The charge for the evening is $65/person and that includes selection of four courses, five italian wines, coffee, corkage fee & tip.
Seating is limited to 25 people ONLY & early reservation is required before noon Tuesday May 8. You may prepay online at the Meetup website with a credit card, or at Rizzo’s with a check payable to “MSIC” or with cash. No other paying option will be available for this event. Please contact your host, Anastasio, through this site for questions.
Rizzo’s regular menu includes a variety of fusion southern dishes with class including the lobster pronto pup, that you can’t find anywhere else! Chef Michael Patrick has worked among other places in Elvis Presley’s Memphis, Erling Jensen: The Restaurant, Sekisui Pacific Rim and McEwen’s. Michael Patrick has now moved to his own space downtown which has become a downtown neighborhood spot.
Parking is available at the Civil Rights museum parking lot (on Mulberry str by GE Patterson), by the farmers' market parking lot as well as on Main St & GE Patterson.
Tiffany Werne is the Southeast Regional Sales Manager for Frederick Wildman & Sons. Tiffany has been in the wine business for over 25 years now and lives in Memphis TN. Trained and certified, Tiffany holds her Certified Specialist of Wine from the Society of Wine Educators as well as a certification from the International Sommelier Guild. She has traveled to the wine regions in Australia, Argentina, Chile, France, California, Washington & Oregon to pursue her knowledge and passion for fine wine. Your palate is her passion.