Despite wind-chill temperatures below -50F, more than 30 guests found their way to Che Figata Thursday evening, Jan. 30, for the first in the Italian eatery's winemaker series dinners featuring Piero Lanza of Poggerino.
The six-course dinner featured five paired wines (dessert was paired with espresso), each described by winemaker Lanza himself. In addition, Lanza visited with guests, displaying on an iPad images of the regions and vineyards from which they sipped.
The next Italian Winemakers Series dinner will be held Wednesday, Feb. 20, featuring fourth-generation winemaker Elisa Scavino of Paolo Scavino winery. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.