We enjoy wine! My wife and I have traveled to Italy, Australia, Chile, Argentina, France and California to learn about wine and improve our List at Bistro Romano, yet it was when we visited Napa Valley a few years ago, that my wife got an idea. Why not offer the best wines and experts, in an informal setting to our guests. As such, Bistro Romano’s Cellar Club was uncorked!
Bistro Romano’s Cellar Club is a savvy yet fun forum to taste the best grapes from around the World including France, Italy, Spain, Australia and Napa & Sonoma Counties in California.
Featured speakers’ have included Michael Mondavi of Folio Fine Wine Partners, Chris Silva of St. Francis Winery in Sonoma County, California and Elisa Scavino, Owner of the renowned Paolo Scavino Winery in the Piedmonte Wine Region of Italy. Our speakers tell of their family history in winemaking while passionately discussing the body and notes of their respective wines.
The Cellar Club meets in our 120 Room six times a year. Guests upon arrival are greeted with a glass of sparkling wine or champagne, depending upon the Country being discussed and poured that evening.
The Tasting continues; wines are paired with hors d’oeuvres and Artisanal cheeses while our noted wine experts convey the subtle nuances of each wine. In this informal setting, guests armed with confidence and a comfort level, are encouraged to interact with our wine expert, sommelier & fromagier. Most guests ask questions and learn first-hand details about the wine or region that only one-on-one conversation can yield.
During the evening, guests enjoy an elegant dinner buffet prepared to complement the wines offered that evening, and conclude with a dessert assortment, coffee & tea.
A singular distinction of our Cellar Club Tastings is guests leave with a bottle of wine plus a gift certificate to be used in our restaurant on their next visit. Along with a personal experience with the wine maker, special wines and delicious fare, you will enjoy the memory of the Cellar Club Tasting until you attend the next one!
To be invited to the next Cellar Club Tasting, please complete the form below.
Thank you for your interest in fine wine and dining. Salute!
38th Cellar Club
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Hosted by: Nora Diminno of Robert Kacher Selections, Importer
Cremant d’Alsace (sparkling)
Mas Carlot, Rose
Domaine Erhardt, Riesling
Domaine du Tariquet, Classic (white blend)
Fondreche, Fayard, Cote du Ventoux (red blend)
Domaine Caves, Muscat Rivsaltes
Andre Brunel, Chatenauef du Pape
and a few to follow
We are very excited to have Nora Dominno of Robert Kacher Selections in Philadelphia to host our Cellar Club on Wednesday, August 6, 2014.
Some of the innovations Robert Kacher Selections introduced to his growers and wine makers include lowering yields, using state-of-the-art trellising, green harvesting of fruit at ‘veraison’ (the point at which grapes start to change color), hand harvesting of fruit at the point of physiological ripeness (not analytical ripeness) and doing a triage (a sorting of the grapes to rid them of damaged fruit) as the fruit is harvested.
Robert Kacher’s dedication and passion for the wine business has resulted in numerous awards and accolades: Recently Robert Parker named him “one of the 20 most influential wine personalities of the past 20 years.” In 2004 Bobby became Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite Agricole, one of only a handful of U.S. importers to ever receive the prestigious honor.
Chef will prepare:
- Hors d’oeuvres to be paired with the featured wines
- Presentations will include an extensive imported International cheese selection from DiBruno Bros. & cured Italian meats
The dinner station will include:
- Our award-winning caesar salad
- A selection of homemade pastas
- Fresh fish fillet
- Carved filet mignon
- A selection of our desserts and coffee will conclude our chef’s presentation
Don’t miss this exciting evening of sipping and savoring, mixing and mingling and tasting and teaching. Cellar Club guests will also receive the following, with our compliments:
- Conversation with Nora Dominno
- Conversation with DiBruno Bros. Cheese Monger
- $20.00 Grazie Gift Certificate for use on your next visit in the restaurant
- A complimentary bottle of wine that will be presented at the Cellar Club Tasting
- An opportunity to win a bottle of one of these exceptional wines to be presented at the Cellar Club Tasting
Bistro Romano has received the 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, and the 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence (Two Glasses).
Cost is $90.00 per person exclusive of 8% tax and 20% gratuity which includes the wines, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, the take home bottle and $20 Gift Certificate.
Reserve today. Reservations to the event are prepaid with a credit card and are non-refundable. If you have any additional questions feel free to contact us at 215-925-8880.
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