An Evening in Disguise at Piazza Del Dotto
7466 St Helena Hwy, Napa, CA 94558
Saturday, October 26th starting at 6:00 pm
Member Cost: $170 per person. No Guests.
Dress Code: Ladies – Festive Attire. Men – Jacket & Tie.
A mask can be provided for each guest.
Great wine, food, music and ambiance come together to create an unforgettable and unique wine and food experience with a particular emphasis on our valued IW&FS members! Please arrive promptly to enjoy the cave experience.
Our evening will begin with a romantic cave experience and barrel tasting through the unique marble lined cave of Piazza Del Dotto. You will experience and taste how the barrels are the spice rack for the wine, as the rich Del Dotto wines are from a variety of exotic French and American oak barrels. While you taste, you will enjoy specially selected hors d’oeuvres and Italian opera music.
Following the Cave Experience, we will be seated for dinner to enjoy a 3-course dinner with a wine pairing created by Del Dotto’s Executive Chef Joshua Schwartz. Chef Schwartz leads the winery’s culinary program. He is inspired by the 5-acre culinary garden on the property and the locally sourced meats and premium ingredients he selects year-round. Prior to joining Del Dotto, Chef Schwartz spent more than a decade working with Thomas Keller at French Laundry, Per Se and Bouchon, in a range of roles, including positions as Sous Chef, Butcher, and the opening Private Dining Executive Chef for Per Se.
We will be joined at dinner by Dave Del Dotto and his wife, Yolanda. They will share their Napa journey and experience which has allowed them to deliver special culinary and wine experiences for their guests, including IW&FS. With a family name rooted in winemaking since the 1400s, wine is in Dave’s veins. He and Yolanda opened their third and newest winery ten years ago, Piazza Del Dotto. It is surrounded by 8.5 acres of cabernet sauvignon; the property also houses various vegetable gardens, 17th century fountains and an outdoor barn with turkeys, peacocks, pheasants and doves. Wine and food pairings are at the heart of Piazza Del Dotto embodying the philosophy that wine tasting should be a complete sensory experience.
In the last decade, the Del Dotto Family has received increasingly positive recognition for their wines from the likes of Robert Parker and Wine Spectator, including 100-point ratings for their flagship Cabernets, The Beast and Villa Del Lago.
Passed Hors d’Oeuvres
Garlic Aigre-doux, Roasted Garlic & Parsley Oil
Curry and Raiita
Pear Relish, Lavosh
Butternut Squash Casancelli
Walnut Pesto, Sage
2017 Del Dotto Chardonnay Family Reserve, Sonoma Coast
Beef with Short Rib Sformato**
Swiss Chard and Sauce Moelle
A Vegetarian Pasta**
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Family Reserve, Rutherford
Bleu d’Auvergne Brulee
Red Wine Poached Suckle Pears, Black Pepper Shortbread
Dolores Red Dessert Wine
** The Chef is still refining the menu. Vegetarian options will be available.