VinOpera with Allegrini winery and Mezzo-soprano Meghan Scheibal
July 31, 2012 (Tue)
from 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wine OR Wine & Food
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ph (951) 440-4417
I am very excited to invite you to this special night of Italian wine, Italian food and Italian opera music. Robin Shay, the charming and informative export manager of Allegrini winery from Verona will come to Portland to promote the winery. The wines will be paired with food selected by the chef Francesco in a multi course dinner. For the first time, an opera aria will also be selected and performed by mezzo-soprano Meghan Scheibal to match the personality of the wine.
The dinner will be $49 per person tip not included. The chef is working on the menu. I will be more specific when the parings with the wines are decided.
SOLOSOLE '10 Vermentino di Toscana
CARPACCIO DI TONNO
Marinated and seared Ahi tuna loin, spicy senape, balsamic reduction
RAVIOLI CON SPECK E TALEGGIO
Homemade ravioli with speck, taleggio cheese on a butter and sage sauce.
LA GROLA '07
BRACIOLINE D'AGNELLO CON CARCIOFI E MELANZANA
Lamb chop wrap in artichoke sauce and grilled eggplant with roasted fingerlings
PALAZZO DELLA TORRE '08
MAIALINO AL CIOCCOLATO
Pork loin, Barolo chinato sauce, sweet tear drop tomatoes, dark choccolate
According to Gambero Rosso, Italy’s most important wine publication, Allegrini is a two “Stars” winery, a winery that has won at least twenty "3-glass" awards. This rare honor is given to a select few of Italy's top producers and recognizes them for consistently producing outstanding wines across many vintages.
Meghan Scheibal Bio
Mezzo-soprano Meghan Scheibal is a recent graduate of Manhattan School of Music (MSM) with a Master’s Degree in classical voice. This summer, she will perform Mercedes in Carmen with the Pittsburgh Opera Theatre, as well as the Young Woman in a newly commissioned opera Night Caps. Recent credits include Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana with Martha Cardona Theatre, Ruth in Opera New Jersey outreach performances of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance, Bianca in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia with Opera on the Avalon, Alicia the Spanish Cat in Myron Fink’s creation AnimalOpera with MSM Outreach, Third Spirit in Mozart’s The Magic Flute with NYLOT, Annina and Flora in Verdi’s La Traviata with the Comune di Garbagnato Milanese, and Mallika in Delibes’ Lakme with Loyola Opera Theatre. While living abroad in Milan, Ms. Scheibal toured Northern Italy as the American representative in the Voci dal Mondo concert series for the Scuola Musicale di Milano and has since been a featured soloist for VinOpera Events, which pair wine with Opera Arias, both on board Celebrity Cruise ships and on tours throughout Brazil. A native of the Napa Valley, Ms. Scheibal is the founder of Young Musicians for Young Humanitarians, which provides young adults an opportunity to use their musical passion and skills to give back to the world through benefit concerts. Ms. Scheibal currently resides in Manhattan and studies under Metropolitan Opera’s Heidi Skok.
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