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Ayana Resort to Hosts Antinori Wine Evening Nov. 7, 2009.

600 Years and 26 Generations of Wine Making Expertise from Antinori Wines on Display at Ayana Resort Bali's Wine Dinner.

(10/26/2009) Renowned Tuscan and Umbrian wine makers since 1385, the Antinori family now counts 26 generations of distinguished wine makers carrying on the tradition of their founding patriarch Giovanni di Piero Antinori.

Today, Marchese Piero Antinori leads the family business together with his three daughters - Albiera, Allegra and Alessia; all fiercely committed to preserving a family name that has become synonymous with fine quality Italian wine.

Over their more than 600 year history, the Antinori family have created a wine making empire under the A dal Mondo banner that exploits the diverse terroirs available in Italy, California (USA), Washington State (USA), Hungary, Chile and Malta. Antinori continually experiment with their vineyards and cellars, with selections of native and international clones, growing methods, vineyard altitudes, fermentation methods and temperatures, traditional and modern vinification techniques, types of wood, size and age of barrels, and various bottle-ageing periods.

On Saturday, November 7, 2009, the Export Manager of Antinori, Jacopo Pandolfini, will be on hand to help guide a select and privileged group of diners at the Ayana Resort's Dava Restaurant through pre-dinner cocktails and a five-course tasting menu prepared by Chef William Gumport paired with 5 Antinori vintages.

The evening begins at 7:00 p.m. with pre-dinner cocktails at the River Pool next to Dava, Ayana's signature-fine dining restaurant.

Seating is strictly limited and reservations are essential by calling +62-(0)361-702222 at a cost of Rp. 1 million plus 21% tax and service (US$121) per person. Costs covers cocktails, the five-course dinner and paired Antinori Wines.

The Menu - Antinori Wine Evening

CANAPES

Bali heirloom tomato bruschetta

citrus cured kingfish

brochette of waygu beef


Montenisa Brut Franciacorta DOCG, NV

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poached mackerel, arugula, marinated peppers Mediterranean sauce

Villa Antinori Bianco Toscana IGT, 2007

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mushroom risotto, chicken essence, parmesan cream, garlic chive

Villa Antinori Rosso Toscana IGT, 2005

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rosemary roasted lamb loin, spiced lamb stuffed zucchini flower, crispy polenta, eggplant compote, lamb jus

Marchesa Antinori Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva, 2004

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selection of Italian cheeses and dried fruits

Prunotto Barolo Bussia, 2004

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coffee tart, Bali tropical fruits, steamed meringue, and cocoa nib tuile

selection of coffee and teas


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