So who needs to go to Italy this year? Not us! New York City is bringing Tuscany to New York City, with Brunello Week!
That's right. From June 14th through June 20th, forty restaurants will be participating in this event featuring some of our favorite wines. They'll be offering a special pairing menu to celebrate two of Italy's finest pours: Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino.
Brunello is made from the sangiovese grape, and hails from the town of Montalcino tucked in the province of Siena. It takes up to five years of aging to come into its own and is well worth the wait. It is the best. The. Best. The 2016 Brunello will be served, and critics have ranked it one of the best vintages yet. The Rosso di Montalcino being served is lighter and younger, perfect for a summer day.
Participating restaurants range from high end (Hearth, Al Fiori, Il Buco) to casual (Eataly, Lupa, Cacio e Vino) so everyone can afford a seat at the table.
Head here to see a full list of participating restaurants.
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