Castello Banfi wine dinner at R&J Italian Lounge & Restaurant

Castello Banfi wine dinner at R&J Italian Lounge & Restaurant

The Saigon Times Daily

The Castello Banfi estate in Tuscany’s Montalcino region – PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE REVERIE SAIGON

HCMC – The Reverie Saigon is presenting a fine dining experience in collaboration with the award-winning Castello Banfi vineyard and winery at the hotel’s R&J Italian Lounge & Restaurant from now through November 24.

Lovers of Italian wines will have the opportunity to enjoy a sumptuous, six-course tasting menu by the estate's Chef Giuseppe Sposito served with an impressive range of its Tuscan wines paired by Banfi Wine Ambassador Guillaume Blanchard.

Dating back to the 9th century, Castello Banfi is a family-owned vineyard estate and winery located in Tuscany’s Montalcino region. The estate was founded on the philosophy of blending tradition with innovation, and is recognized as a pioneer in elevating the standards of Italian winemaking.

Chef Sposito had worked at some Michelin-starred restaurants before moving to Castello Banfi’s restaurant. “At Banfi I have continued to create good food and cultivate my passion for cooking expressed through the simplicity and elegance of fine dining,” he said.

Chef Sposito’s sumptuous creations with paired wines include Pappa al Pomodoro matched with Banfi Tener Vino Spumante Brut, Caciucco Livornese Salad matched with Centine Bianco IGT Tuscany, Ribollita paired with Banfi Aska Bolgheri, Pappardelle Cinghiale paired with Cum Laude IGT Toscana, Guancia Maremmana matched with a Poggio Alle Mura Brunello di Montalcino, and Cioccolato, Amarena, Pistacchio matched with Rosa Regale Brachetto d’Acqui.

The dinners cost VND1,488,000++ or VND2,488,000++ with paired wines.