In celebration of the Abbona family’s 90th anniversary of stewardship of the famed Marchesi di Barolo winery, Anna and Valentina Abbona hosted an exclusive dinner at the TAK Room in Hudson Yards. The renowned restaurant was the backdrop of a beautiful and intimate evening to commemorate the success and heritage of the winery.
Guests were welcomed with a glass of Gavi Del Commune Di Gavi 2018 and live jazz music performed by Danny Jonokuchi & The Revisionists. Following the informal cocktail hour, Anna and Valentina welcomed guests, giving a brief background on Marchesi di Barolo. As the four-course dinner began, each dish and it’s Marchesi Di Barolo pairing was introduced including the Barbera d’Alba Peiragal 2016, steak tartare paired with Barolo Sarmassa 2014 and Barolo del Comune di Barolo 2014, ribeye paired with the rare vintages of Barolo Riserva 2009,1999, and Barolo Riserva 1989. To truly enjoy a sweet ending a rich chocolate cake was enhanced by the robust Moscato d’Asti Zagara 2017.
Though we could not be in the rolling hills of the Barolo valleys in Italy, this pairing brought a flavor of the best of Italian reds to Manhattan.