Galatoire’s Restaurant Announces Banville Wines Dinner
NEW ORLEANS – Galatoire’s Restaurant is pleased to announce an evening with Wine Maker Lia Tolaini presented with Banville Wines and featuring a five-course tasting menu of culinary creations prepared by Galatoire’s Executive Chef Phillip Lopez and tailored to the Banville Wine selection. The dinner will be held at Galerie de Galatoire (211 Royal Street, New Orleans) on Wednesday, May 24, with a reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. The menu for the evening includes:
Hand-Passed Hors d’Oeuvres
Philipponnat Royale Reserve Brut Champagne
Crispy Marinated Artichokes, Preserved Lemon Aioli and Grana Padano Riserva
Goat Cheese Crostini, Pesto alla Trapanese, Cocchi Vermouth Sultanas
Seafood and Eggplant Stuffed Mushrooms
Mini Arancini, Prosciutto Cotto, Green Peas and Auricchio Provolone
2020 Tolaini ‘Valleunova’ Chianti Classico
Tuscan Ribollita with Spinach, Grilled Bread, Finocchiona
2019 Terlan ‘Vorgerg’ Pinot Bianco Riserva
Artichoke Salad, Parmigiano Reggiano, Capers, Castelvetrano Olives
2016 Tolaini ‘Valdisanti’ Red Blend
Spaghetti Allo Scoglio, Grilled Octopus, Scallop, Shrimp, Cherry Tomatoes
2010 Tolaini ‘Picconero’ Red Blend
Coniglio in Agrodolce, Pine Nuts, Bitter Coco, Smoked Sweet Potato
2009 Donatella Cinelli Colombini Vin Santo
Vanilla Panna Cotta Tart, Almond Cake Crumble, Italian Pear
Tickets are $145 per person, plus tax and service charge. For more information and to purchase tickets visit Galatoires.com or click here.
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About Galatoire’s Restaurant: A national dining institution, Galatoire’s Restaurant was honored with the prestigious James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurant and is consistently named as one of New Orleans’ Top 10 Restaurants by publications and critics worldwide. Galatoire’s has continuously earned the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and is recognized for its renowned wine list. Saveur also named Galatoire’s Friday Lunch one of its “25 Greatest Meals Ever,” while Bon Appetit magazine has recognized Galatoire’s as one of the nation’s “Top Celebration Restaurants.” For more information visit www.galatoires.com.
About Lia Tolaini-Banville: Lia has held an integral role in the North American wine industry for more than 20 years. She launched her career in 1997 when she opened a retail wine store in Winnipeg with her sister, Tina Jones. In 2004, Lia founded a national wine importing company with her father, Pier Luigi Tolaini, Banville Wine Merchants, based in Manhattan, New York. Today, Banville is a top national importer of 40 wineries from Italy, France, Germany, and England, with a wholesale division distributing over 750 wines in New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Oregon. Lia launched a Canadian division of Banville Wine Merchants in Ontario and Manitoba in 2020. Lia also owns the highly-acclaimed Tolaini winery in Tuscany, Italy, and in 2006, Lia conceptualized and developed four wines under her own label: Donna Laura Wines.