Downtown 140 & UpTown 140


Thursday March 14, 2024

Italian Wine Dinner

Two of the biggest names in Italian Winemaking

Cristiano Garella ( Le Pianelle) & Riccardo Baldi (La Staffa)

CRISTIANO GARELLA (Le Pianelle) – is quite possibly the hottest name in Italian winemaking
right now.  He is located in Bramaterra and focuses primarily on Nebbiolo & Vespolina. Antonio
Galloni from Vinous recently described Cristiano as follows; “Cristiano Garella is without
question the leading figure of the current generation…….His knowledge of the region
and its producers is vast and matched only by his boundless energy and enthusiasm.”

RICCARDO BALDI (La Staffa). Riccardo Baldi is similar to Cristiano in the sense that he also
fell in love with winemaking at a young age, despite having no immediate family in the
profession. He also quickly became one of the hottest names in Italy for his incredibly complex
& traditional style of Verdicchio. La Staffa was recently named top winery in Le Marche and his
wines are incredibly sought after. His Selva di Sotto bottling of Verdicchio is widely considered
to be the single best white wine in all of Italy. 

We will be tasting:
La Staffa Sparkling Verdicchio NV Pet Nat “Mai Sentito”
Verdicchio dei Castelli Jesi Superiore DOC
Verdicchio dei Castelli Jesi Classico Riserva DOCG “Selva di Sotto”
LePianelle Vespo Costa della Sesia Rosso DOC
Al Forte Costa della Sesia Rosso DOC
Bramaterra DOC

Wines will be paired with the fine cusine of Chef Clinton and his culinary crew. Wine will also be
available for retail. Please call the restaurant at 330.655.2940 to make reservations.
$125 per person, not including tax or gratuity