Sip and Supper: Frasca’s March Wine Tasting and Wine Dinner

An Italy vs. France Showdown, Plus a Venetian-Focused Feast

Italy vs. France Wine Tasting: 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 23 ($30)
Venice Wine Dinner: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 25 ($50)

Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar, a contemporary Italian restaurant in the Lakeview neighborhood, will continue its highly regarded wine series, which each month features a tasting and a dinner showcasing various varietals from different regions.

On Tuesday, March 23, Frasca owner Doug Dunlay will oversee an Italy vs. France wine tasting showdown. Eight wines from these legendary wine-growing nations will go toe-to-toe for your discerning palate. The wines include Chateau Graville-Lacoste Graves Blanc, Trimbach Pinot Gris, Philippe Colin Burgundy, E. Guigal Crozes-Hermitage, Tamellini Soave Classico, Bucci Verdicchio Classico, Rivetti “Ca di Pian” Barbera di Asti and Villa Antinori Super Tuscan. Frasca’s monthly wine tastings, which take place from 7-9 p.m., cost $30 per person and include the wines along with an array of light appetizers.

Then, on Thursday, March 25, Frasca’s focus will turn to the northern Italian city of Venice for a themed wine dinner. The event will feature Dunlay leading guests through a four-course feast, which will highlight the fine wines and cuisine of the famed Venetian region of Italy. The full menu is detailed below. Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar’s Venice wine dinner starts at 7 p.m. and is priced at $50 per person (inclusive of tax and gratuity).

Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar Venice Wine Dinner Menu
Spinach Salad whipped goat cheese, tomatoes and roasted red onions in a toasted hazelnut vinaigrette
Adami Prosecco Brut

Red Wine Risotto with a port reduction
Tamellini Soave

Orange Balsamic-Glazed Game Hen
Jermann “Red Angel” Pinot Noir

Sauteed Black Mission Figs with a prosecco zabaglione
Buglioni Amarone

Please call Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar at 773.248.5222 to make reservations for both the Italy vs. France wine tasting on Tuesday, March 23 and the Venice wine dinner on Thursday, March 25.

Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar
3358 N. Paulina St.
Chicago, IL 60657


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