What's Happening This Week: Drinking Italian, Pondering Vegetables
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Tour of Italy Wine Tasting
I Trulli Ristorante and Vino Wine & Spirits
Monday, September 26, 6:30 p.m.
Taste Italy's indigenous wine varieties at this walk-around tasting of about 100 wines. Tickets are $35, which includes 10 percent off a meal at the restaurant and the same discount on any wine purchase at the shop.
Lopate and Locavores: Master Chefs Think Vegetables
The Greene Space at WNYC
Tuesday, September 27, 7 p.m.
Host Leonard Lopate will be joined by Dan Barber of Blue Hill; Jack Algiere, who grows the produce for the restaurant; and the Franks of Frankies Spuntino to talk veggies and their increasingly central role in fine dining.
Autumn Pasta Five Ways
Wednesday, September 28, 6 and 8:30 p.m.
Celebrate the new season with this five-course fall pasta menu, priced at $125, including wine pairings. Shea Gallante sources local ingredients for rustic Italian dishes, while sommelier John Slover selects potable accompaniments.