Vin Bar/Valentino

I have written glowing report after glowing report about Vin Bar/Valentino. The extraordinary thing about this restaurant is its consistency – you will always have superb food, incredible wines and stupendous service. This is an A+ restaurant and honestly it just doesn’t get better than this.

My camera decided to cease for the night so the first course plus the first two white wines are not pictured. Thank goodness for John’s cell phone camera.

Our wines for the evening were spectacular.

Vin - champane

We started with Schramsberg. Then we had a spectacular sauvignon blanc from south tyrol Alto Adige 2012 and afterward a Fiano di Avellno,Campania Antiche Terre 2010. Piero picks the best wines that compliments the food extraordinarily.

Vin - gotico wine

Red wines were Gotico

Vin Barbaresco

and Barbaresco.

Dinner by Chef Nico was off the charts fantastic. He has an ability to extract the best from an ingredient without losing the instrinic quality of the ingredient. His blending of flavors is stupendous and couple that with Piero’s wine pairings you can expect a meal of Michelin 3 star quality.

Vin -cheese

Fresh Burrata cheese, basil olive oil on a bed of golden and red beets topped with micro greens.

Not pictured: Swordfish carpaccio marinated in peperoncino herbs and pomegranete, sprinkled with pistachio and chili flakes

Vin - calamari

Calamari brodetto (literally translated as an Italian fish stew) stuffed with shrimp, white wine, cherry tomato, oregano, parsley

Vin - monkfish

Monkfish marinated with herbs baked on a bed of caponata, green pea sauce

Vin - ravioli

Ravioli cacio e peppe ( translated as literally meaning cheese and pepper), the ravioli was filled with  pecorino cheese and barlotta pear, butter, sage, pepper

Vin - Pici

Pici with a ragu of wild boar

Vin - rabbit

Rabbit stuffed with apples, mashed potatoes, polenta, string beans, carrots

Vin - cheese

Cheese Course ( at this point I stopped taking notes!)

Vin - sorbet

Dessert Course

What a meal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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