http://www.meetup.com/denver-happy-hour/calendar/12492556/Denver Happy Hour Meetup Members:The Tuscan Wine Party with Cappezzana Winery
is less than 2 weeks away and we have sold over 60% of the tickets. Along with the usual socializing that goes on in our group, this is a unique opportunity to meet the Count Leoni who is flying in from Italy to present his wines here in the US. The manager George has provided the tasting menu (see below) and we now have the Restaurant Week menu as well if you decide to stay for dinner afterwards (see below).If you have RSVP'd on the meetup and have not paid, please go to the eventbrite link http://denverwinemeetupcapezzana.eventbrite.com/
soon as the event will sell out. You are confirmed if you have paid and received an email from eventbrite. We will be moving non-paid RSVP's to waitlist on the meetup next week.
Please make sure your RSVP on eventbrite has your guests name
. If you use an alias or initials
in your meetup profile, please send me an email from your meetup profile with your full name so I can cross reference with the Eventbrite paid list. Please let us know if you want to stay for dinner so we have enough tables saved for our group on a busy night.
We expect[masked] attendees and so far 30-40% are RSVP'ing that they are staying for dinner. Payment link: http://denverwinemeetupcapezzana.eventbrite.com/Capezanna Tasting MenuWine # 1 Conti Contini Sangiovese, featuring Capezzana Extra Virgin Olive Oil
LISA'S GRILLED ZUCCHINI (Countess Lisa Contini's recipe)Wine # 2 Villa di Capezzana, Carmignano
Stracotto alla Carmignano (Braised Beef Appetizer) (Countess Lisa Contini's recipe)Wine # 3 Capezzana Barco Reale Carmignano
Pizza Republica Stuffed Shell & Meatball (pasta shells with ricotta, mascarpone, herbs, and love, spicy marinara and our signature meatball)Wine # 4 Capezzana GHIAIE DELLA FURBA
Pizza Republica Signature Pizza?s with a Special Pizza for the Event
Portabella, White Truffle, Grana Padana PizzaCountess Lisa Contini is one of the greatest home-cooks in Tuscany. Her husband Count Ugo, and many of her seven children work at the family winery and her table is always set for 12 to accommodate visiting family and friends, there to taste Tenuta di Capezzana?s fine wine. Count Ugo complains in jest that Lisa?s cooking is so good that wine taster forget to focus on the wine. The Estate?s extra virgin olive oil, a personal favourite, is an important element of Lisa's cucina . She cooks in an easygoing style, changing recipes according to what?s in the garden and is hard to pin down about quantities. Pizza Republica is participating in Restaurant Week.
If you decide to stay for dinner, you may order off the menu or choose from the following 3 course meal at a special Restaurant Week price of $26.50 per person or $52.80 per couple:First Course, Il Primo (choice of):
? PEI Mussels Arrabiata ~ Prince Edward Island Mussels steamed with white wine, sherry, garlic, shallot, red pepper and pomodoro sauce, with crisp rustic bread
? The ?Meatball? ~ Simply the best meatball you will ever have
? Mixed Greens Salad ~ Balsamic vinaigrette, pickled pearl onions, balsamic roasted tomatoes, Parmigiano-Reggiano
? Caesar Salad ~ Crisp romaine hearts, house made dressing and croutons, white anchovy, and Parmigiano-ReggianoSecond Course, Il Secondo (choice of):
? Wood-Fired Pizza ~ Choose from any of our specialty pizzas: Classic Margherita, Crisp Pancetta, Pizza Rustica, Traditional Neapolitan, Pizza Georgio, or Pizza Giacomo; ask your server about their favorite!
? Braised Lamb Shank ~ Garlic redskin mashed, butter braised carrots, caramelized pearl onions, demi glace and rosemary
? Nona?s Stuffed Shells ~ Pasta shells filled with ricotta, marscapone, Italian herbs and love; topped with spicy marinara, house made mozzarella, basil and extra virgin olive oil; grandma?s secret recipe!Third Course, Il Dolce (Dessert--choice of):
? The ?Tiramisu? ~ The best Tiramisu in Colorado?it?s that good!
? Pizzelle Cannoli ~ Crisp pizzelle shells filled with our house made pistachio mascarpone mousse, with dark chocolate and pistachio
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/denver-happy-hour/calendar/12492556/