Our regular series of Fresh Starts Chef Events features local produce and artisan products as well as the stellar talents of celebrity chefs like Chef Michael Mina and PBS-TV Chef Joanne Weir.
Save the date for this special evening with Michelin-starred Chef Stefano Masanti, who will partner with V. Sattui Winery to present a sumptuous midsummer menu that melds Italian style with delicious local abundance.
Chef Stefano owns and heads the kitchen at Il Cantinone in his hometown of Madesimo in the Italian Alps, where his young memories include cooking with his grandfather in the family hotel.
Chicken & Mushroom Ravioli
Beef Cheek with Mustard, Potato & Truffle Purèe
Grandfather’s Vanilla Gelato with V. Sattui Madeira Zabaglione & Raspberries
An early leader of the Slow Food movement in Italy, Chef Stefano is an advisor with CHIC (Charming Italian Chef), a national association of Italian chefs that promotes creative cuisine while respecting the deep food traditions of Italy. His restaurant has been named among the top 60 in Italy by L’Espresso Guide, published by one of the country’s top magazines.
Tom Davies, President of V. Sattui Winery, discovered Il Cantinone several years ago while vacationing in Italy. He befriended Stefano and his wife, Rafaella, and invited them to Napa Valley. The couple fell in love Napa Valley and now close their restaurant from April through November to spend the off-season at V. Sattui Winery. Stefano is the Events Chef, creating memorable meals for weddings and special events. His food pairs beautifully V. Sattui wines, as you will discover with this evening’s menu.
Join us for an Italian celebration of summer!