On April 29th Chinato will be hosting a wine maker's dinner with special guest Elena Zeni of Zeni Winery. She will be in from Verona, Italy for the evening and their chef Al Ives will be creating 7 small plates designed to accompany 7 hand picked wines. The event will cost $85 for 7 small plates, 7 wine pairings, and the opportunity to spend the evening with this fantastic wine maker.
Chinato is a rustic italian restaurant located on E 4th downtown and is owned by James Beard nominated chef Zach Bruell. Chinato is an old-meets-new Italian culinary concept on Cleveland’s East Fourth Street. Chinato, named after a flavorful Italian after-dinner wine enriched with herbs, spices and Cinchona bark, is Bruell’s fourth restaurant within the city of Cleveland.
Bruell designed Chinato’s menu to highlight the simplicity of all Italian cuisine, not limiting
himself to one region or technique. “Authentic Italian food is simple and flavorful – regardless of whether you’re in Tuscany, Sicily or Campania,” said Bruell. “I wanted to stay true to that.” Chinato’s menu features Bruell’s take on simplistic
Italian dishes, like Bistecca ala Florentina, accented with Lemon; Sweetbread Fritto Misto with Fried Caper Berries, Carrot and Zucchini Julienne; and Raviolis with Pork, Veal, Zucchini and Shiitake Mushrooms with Melted Butter and Parmesan. Antipasti offerings are just as appealing, with options like Buratta with Grilled Toast and Cold Tomato Basil Sauce and Involtini of Eggplant Stuffed with Ricotta and Shrimp.