celebrate local wines at dante

If you’re looking for a fun summer dining night out, you should consider this local wine event at Dante.

On June 21 at 7 p.m., Dante will welcome in summer with a five-course vegetarian menu paired with Ohio wines from Laurello Vineyards from the Grand River Valley. The cost is $69 per person plus tax and tip. The winemaker will be on-hand sharing the background and highlights of his wines and why they have been paired with each dish.  Dante regularly carries the Laurello 2007 cab franc and the sweet Genevieve. According to Dante’s GM, Phillip Hockey, the cab franc, with its little spice, is a great food wine and the sweet genevieve is a vidal blanc ice wine named after Larry Laurello’s mother.

The menu:

  • Ricotta tartlet with balsamic Glazed Strawberries, arugula, lemon confit, cardamom
    2009, Josephine
  • Roasted king mushrooms, pickled and seared watermelon, lemon thyme
    2009, Chardonnay
  • Herb braised beets and butter lettuce, candied pecans, honeydew melon
    2008, Pinot Noir
  • Summer ratatouille, potato basil gratin, roasted eggplant puree
    2007, Cab Franc
  • Frozen lemon soufflé, toasted coconut, pineapple compote, margarita sorbet
    Vidal Blanc, Sweet Genevieve, Ice Wine

To make your reservation, or to learn more, call the restaurant today at 216.274.1200. This post was sponsored by The Ohio Grape Industries Committee. To celebrate Ohio’s wines, known as some of the best in the country, and their significant impact on Ohio’s economy, Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich declared June “Ohio Wine Month”.

Ohio’s 148 wineries tend to 1,600 acres of grapes that produce more than 1 million gallons of wine each year. Wineries, located all over the state, offer wine tastings, educational day trips, and tours to educate about the art of wine making and the top quality of Ohio wines.

For a limited time, consumers can also find Ohio wines at their favorite restaurants throughout Cleveland. Select restaurants will feature Ohio Quality Wines by the glass or bottle from June through August. According to a 2008 Economic Impact report, Ohio’s grape and wine industry generates more than $580 million in economic activity that supports local communities while producing a superior agricultural product. The Ohio grape and wine industry also employs more than 4,000 people, providing a payroll of $124.2 million. Visit here to learn more.