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Regional Italian Wine Dinners at Pepperoncini Sotto

Beginning Monday, October 3rd Pepperoncini Sotto Restaurant & Bar (184 Bridge Street; 484-924-8429) will feature a series of Italian wine dinners throughout the month. Each wine dinner will focus on a different region of Italy and be hosted by David Greenstein from The Wine Merchant. The wines will be paired with Chef Paul DiBona's classic Italian 5-course menu. The cost is $49 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Each dinner begins with a Prosecco toast at 6:30pm.

Monday, October 3rd will feature Italy's Northern region and the wines of Venice, Trentino and Piedmont. Monday, October 17th will focus on the Central region and wines from Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria. Monday, October 24th highlights wine from Italy's Southern region and includes Campania, Sicily, Calabria and Puglia. Call 484-924-8429 for reservations. A limited number of seats are available for these private dinners.

Regional Italian Wine Dinners

5-courses for $49 per person (plus tax and gratuity)
   Monday October 3rd - Wines of Northern Italy
Monday October 17th - Wines of Central Italy
Monday October 24th - Wines of Southern Italy


   Monday Oct. 3rd, Northern Regions including Venice, Trentino and Piedmont
6:30pm Prosecco Toast ~ 7:00pm Dinner

1st course
Scallop Crudo citrus chili oil
Paired with - Damilano Arneis 2009

2nd course
Grilled Swordfish fresh herb caper butter
Paired with - San Vincenzo Anselmi 2009

3rd course
Veal Medallion baby spinach, raisins, toasted pine nuts, shaved parmigiana
Paired with - Deforville Dolcetto d'Alba 2009

4th course
Braised Pork Sfatto tortelloni
Paired with - Gonzaga Terre Di San Leonardo 2007

Dessert Tasting
chef's choice



  Monday Oct 17th, Central Regions including Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria
6:30pm Prosecco Toast ~ 7:00pm Dinner

1st course
White Anchovy Salad shaved red onion, capers, hot pepper, extra virgin olive oil, fresh herbs
Paired with - Cantina Bruni Vermentino 2010

2nd course
Chicken Nicola shrimp and parsley butter
Paired with - Argille Orvieto 2009

3rd course
Vegetable Lasagna baked fall vegetables with ricotta cheese and fresh tomato marinara
Paired with - Tenuta Peder Zana Lambrusco 2010

4th course
Classic Brasciole parmigiana reggiano, roasted garlic, fresh parsley, meaty marinara
Paired with - Castello di Meleto Chianti Classico 2006

Dessert Tasting
chef's choice


  Monday Oct 24th, Southern Regions including Campania, Sicily, Calabria and Puglia
6:30pm Prosecco Toast ~ 7:00pm Dinner

1st course
Antipasta grilled and marinated vegetables, cured meats and various cheeses
Paired with - Terradora Falanghina 2009

2nd course
Sauteed Shrimp celery, lemon and capers
Paired with - Colosi Sicilia Bianco 2009

3rd course
Spicy Pork Tenderloin asiago cheese, sweet cherry chutney
Paired with - Cantine Statti Gaglioppo 2009

4th course
Braised Beef Stew fork tender, rustic root vegetables, homestyle beef gravy
Paired with - Cantele Primitivo 2008

Dessert Tasting
chef's choice


About Pepperoncini Sotto Restaurant & Bar:
Located in heart of historic Phoenixville, Pepperoncini Sotto (meaning "beneath"), is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Bridge Street in this subterranean location. Much like its six year old sibling in Conshohocken, Their second location, Pepperocini Sotto offers fine old-world Italian classics, creative modern dishes, craft beer, and a select wine list including domestic wines and choices from northern, central and southern Italy. Chef/owners Paul DiBona and Tom DeFruscio make all of their own sauces, pastas, desserts and everything in between. When you step into Pepperoncini Sotto, you step into a little piece of Mediterranean heaven. A private room is perfect for parties up to 70 people. Off-site catering is also offered.

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday beginning at 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday - 11:30am - 10:00pm
Sunday 11:30am - 9:00pm

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