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
Last week a select panel of journalists coming from Norway, Russia, Denmark, Sweden, The Netherlands, Finland, Poland, and the UK took part in a 3-day tour discovering the wines from Monferrato, with some of the highlights being Grignolino, Ruchè, Barbera d’Asti and Nizza.
Il Botolo is so proud to be amongst the outstanding Italian winemakers that shone at this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards!
On June 13 we were pleased to host a delegation of restaurateurs and chefs from Japan at our Estate, “Le Coccole”, who came to visit our vineyards and our cellars.