For one evening only, on Monday, January 18th, 2016, at 6:45pm Actinolite Restaurant and The Living Vine would like to invite you to dine where the unsuspecting and delicious flavours will delight you. Only 28 tickets are being sold and must be reserved and paid by credit card in advance. Call Actinolite Restaurant at 416-962-8943 or email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Join us for an intimate and unique 5 course Dinner | 6 wines, $220 incl. tax and gratuity.
Some of you may know Elizabetta Foradori
Elizabetta relies upon a close relationship with nature as she coaxes the grapes of her vineyards into revealing their most soulful and wild secrets. Foradori delivers one of the most exciting wine portfolios in northern Italy. Her hands-off approach and “natural” winemaking philosophy has led her to experiment with biodynamic farming, extended skin macerations on white wines and the use of clay amphorae aging vessels. Although red wines from the Teroldego grape are her historic specialty, her newly released whites are especially impressive.
Come meet Elizabetta’s charming and inspirational son, Emilio Foradori. He will walk you through the mountains of the dolomites, teach you about the local Indigenous grapes: Teroldego, Manzoni, and Nosiola.
The dining experience at Actinolite is a journey and we advocate for the culture of food – the inherent wisdom of our ancestors. Following the land to cook with what you have around you at the moment and to prepare for when you will not have the same bounty. We prioritize fresh, local, seasonal ingredients while paying close attention to how and where the food is grown and raised. Inspired by the seasonality of the region, the heart of the menus craft themselves as nature has already determined. Once the ingredients are gathered, the team begins experimenting with different ways of fermenting, preserving, and preparing unique, authentic Canadian cuisine.
6 new releases from Foradori
Foradori Teroldego 2013 $32.95/btl
2012 = 90 Vinous Dark cherries, juniper berries, smoke, tobacco and saddle leather take shape in the 2012 Foradori, the estate’s entry-level Teroldego. This is an especially racy, succulent version of the Teroldego. It is only within the last few months that varietal character has begun to truly emerge. Once again, Foradori has crafted a super-expressive, entry-level wine that over delivers for its price. -Antonio Galloni
Foradori Manzoni Bianco “Acacia Barrel” 2014 $35.95/btl
2012 = 94 Vinous “Foradori’s Manzoni Bianco Fontanasanta is simply magnificent. I will warn readers, however, that this is a very serious white that demands the taster’s full attention. Like a great book or piece of music, the 2012 Fontanasanta has a lot to say. Utterly exquisite floral notes meld into a core of sweet, beautifully textured fruit in a beguiling white with many layers of dimension that need time to fully blossom. Foradori ferments the Manzoni Bianco in cement and ages the wine in acacia casks.”-Antonio Galloni
Foradori Nosiola “Amphora” 2013 $56.95/btl
2012 = 93 Vinous “The 2012 Nosiola Fontanasanta comes across as tense, vibrant and not fully expressive at this stage. There is plenty of depth to the fruit, but underlying veins of tannin are a bit prominent today. Hints of almond, dried flowers, herbs and spices add nuance in a distinctly savory, nutty finish. The Nosiola is intriguing for its tension and almost phenolic sense of structure. Here, Foradori ferments and ages the wine in upright terra cotta amphorae.”-Antonio Galloni
Foradori Morei “Amphora” 2013 $59.95/btl
2012 = 94 Vinous “A host of intensely savory/mineral notes meld into a core of dense dark red and black stone fruits. Grilled herbs, lavender and smoke follow, adding considerable aromatic intrigue. Big tannins support the huge, explosive finish in a wine endowed with magnificent complexity and pedigree. The dark, brooding finish is particularly of note. Today, the 2012 stands out for its superb complexity and undeniable pedigree. The Morei was vilified and aged in upright terra cotta amphorae.” -Antonio Galloni
Foradori Sgarzon “Amphora” 2013 $59.95/btl
2012 = 93 Vinous “The 2012 Teroldego Sgarzon wraps around the palate with the essence of dark raspberries, smoke, liquorice, iron, mint, rose petals and sweet spices. A wine of pure polish and voluptuousness, the 2012 will drink beautifully pretty much right out of the gate. Radiant, supple and forward in its expression of fruit, yet with plenty of underlying structure, the Sgarzon stands out from the more virile, imposing Morei. Both wines are striking, though. The Sgarzon was vilified and aged in upright terra cotta amphorae.” -Antonio Galloni
Foradori Granato 2011 $74.95/btl
94 Vinous “Pomegranate, wild cherries, flowers, mint, leather and sweet spices abound in the 2011 Granato. Sexy and radiant to the core, the Granato is especially seamless in this vintage, with voluptuous fruit, silky tannins and exceptional overall balance. I imagine the 2011 will provide consumers with a wide window of drinking pleasure. Today, the fruit is naturally quite primary, so readers who prefer more shades of nuance will want to cellar the 2011 for at least a few years.” -Antonio Galloni
• Monday January 18th, 2016 at 6:45pm
• Cost –$220 including tax and gratuity
• 416-962-8943 or email@example.com
Our team works directly with farmers, fisheries, mills and vintners to pull together the best they have to offer at a moment in time and starts to craft the journey of the meal. The result of this generous outpouring of talent is a memorable and harmonious experience of honest Canadian food.
We accommodate allergies and restrictions, including vegetarian and vegan. Please inform us when you book your reservation.
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