Assaggio in Italian means “taste” in English, and on March 28, 2023 lovers of alta cucina Italiana will definitely want a taste of the degustation menu that Old Manila’s Chef de Cuisine Domenico Nicolino is preparing for his Assaggio Italiano Wine Dinner.
The first Italian to be appointed Chef de Cuisine of Old Manila, Calabrian-born Chef Nicolino promises to take dinner guests on a journey through five unique Italian wineries whose wines he will be pairing with a delicious five-course degustation menu – or menu degustazione as he calls it – that will highlight the varieties of flavours and textures that Italian cuisine is famous for.
ASSAGIO ITALIANO WINE DINNER
Tartare di Tonno ai Capperi e Olive
Tuna Tartare, kalamata olives, caperberries
Ruggeri ‘Giall’Oro’ Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry, Veneto NV
Italian-style milk-fed and slow-cooked veal, “tonnato sauce,” cured egg yolk
Bastianich ‘Refosco,’ Colli Orientali del Friuli, Friuli-Venezia Giulia 2012
Tortelli di Ossobuco allo Zafferano
Slow-braised ossobuco tortelli, Parmesan fondue, saffron
Giacomo Fenocchio Freisa, Langhe, Piemonte 2014
Filetto di Sgombro con Fregola e Frutti di Mare
Pan-seared mackerel, sardinian fregola, lobster bisque shellfish
Alois Lageder Gewürztraminer, Südtirol – Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige 2014
Deconstructed tiramisu, mascarpone, coffee custard
Pelissero Moscato D’asti, Piemonte NV
Old Manila’s Chef de Cuisine Domenico Nicolino five-course Assaggio Italiano Wine Dinner menu degustazione is P8,000 per person (inclusive of taxes).
For more information and table reservations, please call The Peninsula Manila at +63 2 8887 2888 (ext. 6691 or 6694 for Restaurant Reservations) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.