Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Augusta goes to the Big Apple!

If you don't have access to a nice Barbaresco or a good Salice Salentino the next time you make rustic Italian fare, look no further than Augusta Winery's '10 Norton. It seems that James Beard has chosen this Norton to be served in his fancy restaurant next week, paired with an Italian meal prepared with surely the best ingredients and using only the finest tableware. Kudos to Augusta!

Augusta 2010 Norton at The James Beard House in New York City

The James Beard Foundation is at the center of America's culinary community, dedicated to exploring the way food enriches our lives. On November 5, 1986, the James Beard Foundation officially opened the James Beard House in New York City, "to provide a center for the culinary arts and to continue to foster the interest James Beard inspired in all aspects of food, its preparation, presentation, and of course, enjoyment."

At 'The Beard House' multi-course meals, complemented by wine pairings, are prepared by guest chefs from around the world. On Tuesday, June 26th Augusta Winery's 2010 Norton and Montelle Winery's 2010 Dry Vignoles (both Gold medal recipients) will be featured as part of a six-course, Rustic Italian menu. Chef John Griffiths, a protégé of JBF Award winner Larry Forgione, will embrace his mentor's commitment to seasonal and regional cuisine, spinning the finest Midwestern ingredients and products into Italian fare that's both modern and comforting. For more information or to make reservations for the June 26th dinner in New York, see here...

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