Second winemakers’ night at MLH

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Exquisite pairing with Castello Banfi and Chef Rossilli’s Italian cuisine

THE wines of Castello Banfi are generally characterised by a strong structure with full body, fruity yet low in sugar content.

The grapes used in making the wines are grown along the slopes that lie between the medieval hilltop town of Montalcino in the region of Tuscany, Italy, and the Mediterranean Sea, and uniquely carry notes of fruits like lemon, banana and grapefruit that give the wines their aromatic hint.

“This is the uniqueness of Banfi wines which we have to retain. Wines are evaluated by the consumers’ senses, not by industry parameters. Many a time, we drink wines without understanding what wine is and how it is to be approached. Drinking wine is for pleasure; it is not a must-have like water. The key concept we are investing in, through Castello Banfi wines, is that a wine must be a consumer’s choice,” explained General Manager of Banfi, Enrico Viglierchio.

Viglierchio will now visit MLH on 27 February for an exclusive Castello Banfi winemakers’ dinner organised jointly with Alpha Orient at the Maitland State Room.

“We like to minimise it to 40 guests with a six-course dinner featuring Italian cuisine from the regions of Tuscany and a few dishes synonymous to the Mediterranean Sea Region, especially created to match the selected wines.”

The price is set at Rs. 4,500 nett, which includes food and beverage and an experience of a lifetime.

The creations will be whipped up by the hotel’s very own Italian Chef Riccardo Rossilli who has more than 10 years of experience in Italian cuisine and who is now the Executive Chef in Vakarufalhi: the Mount Lavinia Hotels and Resorts property in the Republic of Maldives.

As General Manager Anura Dewapura says: “It is about putting diners in touch with other people, for some light-hearted conversation over great food and wine. The first winemakers’ night was a great success, hence we thought to continue it to make people happier.

Some people would see it as a more relaxed form of networking accompanied by the chef and wine connoisseur to add some insights into the dining experience.  So why not join us for a very special event when Chef Rossilli prepares a masterful, multi-course, gourmet dinner paired with Castello Banfi winning wines with our objective being to establish a unique experience that the discerning public can become involved in?”