Are you looking for a recipe for happiness? Start by taking one of Toronto’s finest Italian restaurants, add some gourmet Italian specialities and garnish with il Botolo wines: you will be astonished by the results!
Those fortunate enough to attend the exclusive wine dinner hosted by il Botolo at Cucina Ovest (King Street West), were enthusiastic about the hand-crafted dishes, prepared under the guidance of Executive Chef Rajan Chopra and the beautiful pairing with the elegant wines from il Botolo Azienda Agricola.
Appetizers – 24 month aged parmigiano & artisanal cured meats
Paired with Il Botolo Piemonte Chardonnay DOC 2014
Cured beef, asiago cheese, pompelmo, olive oil
Paired with Il Botolo Barbera d’Asti DOCG 2015
Risotto al Barbera Superiore
Red wine risotto garnished with braised short rib
Paired with Il Botolo Barbera d’Asti Superiore DOCG 2013
Roasted lamb shank
Served with lentils, swiss chard
Homemade grilled sausages, daily vegetables
Vegetarian a la carte
Paired with Il Botolo Barbera d’Asti Superiore DOCG 2013 Nizza
Homemade blueberry tarte
Paired with Il Botolo Moscato d’Asti DOCG 2016
What do our wines have in common with the Piedmontese excellence of Slow Food and the "heroic" hills of Prosecco Conegliano-Valdobbiadene, recently nominated UNESCO World Heritage Site?
There was some fear the harvest would be sub-optimal due to poor weather conditions and abundant rainfall. However, the weather leading into harvest was sunny and dry, which led to perfectly ripe grapes and promises to be a very good vintage.
In the heart of Milan Wine Week, the most anticipated event of Milanese autumn, il Botolo debuted at the 10th edition of La Vendemmia of Via Montenapoleone, at one of the most prestigious boutique shops on the street: Vetrerie di Empoli.