Mitchell’s Fish Market in Winter Park recently took their guests’ tastes buds on a journey through Italy, from the coastlines into the Tuscan hills, with its “Italy Uncorked” wine pairing dinner. A four-course dinner featuring delightful food and wine inspired by distinct Italian towns for $49.99 per person (plus sales tax and gratuity) – that’s a SWEET deal!!
Executive Chef Will Wadsworth elebrating Italian regional dishes paired with an incredible variety of Italian wines from Prosecco and Pinot Grigio to rich, super Tuscan red blends. Without further adieu, I present to you the Italian experience through the lenses of the brilliant The Bokeh Studio.
First Course: Trio of Crostini with Olive Tapenade, Fresh Tomato and Lobster paired with La Marca Prosecco, DOC Veneto, Italy.
Second Course: Butternut Squash Tortellaci with Maine Lobster, Brown Butter, Sage and Smoked Bacon paired with Da Vinci Pinot Grigio, delle Venezie, Italy
Third Course: Pan Roasted Sea Bass with Cannellini Beans, Spinach, Tomato and Basil Aioli paired with Brancaia “Tre” Red Blend, Tuscany, Italy.
Fourth Course: Almond Cake with Almond Brittle and Mocha Anglaise paired with Italian Espresso Martini featuring New Amsterdam Vodka.
Mitchell’s Fish Market: Founded in 1998, Mitchell’s Fish Market has 18 locations – including two Columbus Fish Markets – throughout Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Mitchell’s Fish Market’s delicious sea bass is certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), ensuring the restaurant’s commitment to serving only the highest quality seafood available. Updated twice daily, the ever-evolving menu puts the finest and freshest seafood from every coastline on guests’ plates.
La Marca Prosecco®: Founded more than 40 years ago, La Marca is a cooperative representing 5,000 local winegrowers who farm more than 17,000 acres in the Veneto region of northern Italy. La Marca Prosecco is crafted in a clean, refreshing style with a delicate, floral palate and bright acidity. Made from the expressive Glera grape—found in the hillside vineyards of Italy’s Prosecco capital, Treviso—La Marca Prosecco is an elegant, luxurious sparkling wine that pairs beautifully with a variety of foods.
Da Vinci®: Nestled near the Tuscan hillside town of Vinci – historic home of Leonardo da Vinci – Cantine Leonardo Da Vinci brings together 200 passionate local winegrowers, who contribute their finest grapes to an extraordinary collection of authentic Italian wines. Rooted in centuries of winemaking tradition, Da Vinci wines embody the rolling hills and majestic vineyards of Tuscany.
Brancaia®: Founded by Swiss couple Brigitte and Bruno Widmer in the famed hillsides of Tuscany more than 30 years ago, Brancaia is an acclaimed wine estate led by the philosophy: Resist the Usual. Rooted in the bold Super Tuscan movement that forever changed Italy’s winemaking culture, the wines of Brancaia blend classic local grapes with international varieties, bringing a decidedly modern touch to a centuries-old wine region. Led by winemaker Barbara Widmer, Brancaia embodies a passion for terroir and a dedication to artisan techniques, producing elegant, complex wines with a strong Tuscan identity. Since 2002, Martin Kronenberg has co-directed the estates with Barbara, overseeing the worldwidedistribution of Brancaia wines in 40 countries.
New Amsterdam® So smooth you can drink it straight. New Amsterdam Spirits is based in Modesto, California. New Amsterdam Gin received the Platinum Award at the 2011 SIP Awards, was the recipient of the prestigious Double Gold medal at the 2010 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and was awarded a score of 95 by Wine Enthusiast. Introduced in 2011 as the sister brand to New Amsterdam Gin, New Amsterdam Vodka was awarded a score of 92 by The Tasting Panel, received “Three Stars” from F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal and was noted as a “Best Buy” by Beverage Testing Institute. New Amsterdam Red Berry and Peach Flavored Vodkas joined the line-up in 2012 and New Amsterdam Citron and Coconut Flavored Vodkas joined in 2013.