What’s Happening This Week: Drinking Italian, Pondering Vegetables


Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the hottest epicurean events in the city.

Tour of Italy Wine Tasting
I Trulli Ristorante and Vino Wine & Spirits
Monday, September 26, 6:30 p.m.

Taste Italy’s indigenous wine varieties at this walk-around tasting of about 100 wines. Tickets are $35, which includes 10 percent off a meal at the restaurant and the same discount on any wine purchase at the shop.

Lopate and Locavores: Master Chefs Think Vegetables
The Greene Space at WNYC
Tuesday, September 27, 7 p.m.

Host Leonard Lopate will be joined by Dan Barber of Blue Hill; Jack Algiere, who grows the produce for the restaurant; and the Franks of Frankies Spuntino to talk veggies and their increasingly central role in fine dining.

Autumn Pasta Five Ways
Wednesday, September 28, 6 and 8:30 p.m.

Celebrate the new season with this five-course fall pasta menu, priced at $125, including wine pairings. Shea Gallante sources local ingredients for rustic Italian dishes, while sommelier John Slover selects potable accompaniments.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 26, 2011

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