Ruffino Wine Dinner - Tangerine restaurant, Formerly Arugula Restaurant

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January 25, 2019 (Fri)
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Tangerine Restaurant - Amaro Room only
2777 Iris Ave.
Boulder, CO 80304

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Cost: $79 ($50 for meal & $29 for wine pairings) not including tax and gratuity

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Educational     Food     Dinner     Wine    

Ruffino Wine Dinners

1/25, 6:30pm, in Amaro Room of Tangerine Boulder

1/26, 6:30pm, at Salto Coffee Works in Nederland.

Chef / Proprietor Alec Schuler presents two special evening events:  One of his daily rituals that brings him great joy is to drink good wine with his evening meal.  And bringing this great "joy of wine" into his restaurants, as he did for many years at Arugula, is something he is hanging onto.  So with his Arugula Restaurant's demise in 2018, Alec will continue to occasionally offer his favorite creative culinary outlet.

Established near Florence in 1877 by cousins Ilario and Leopoldo Ruffino, and winning international awards since the 1880’s, these wines express the history and heritage of Italy. The three red wines we selected are from the heart of Ruffino, Tuscany. One classic and two showing great contemporary flair with high percentages of international varietals. Ruffino has expanded their reach throughout Italy, displayed in our white and rose selections, which are from Friuli and Veneto regions. Experts from RNDC wine distributors will be on hand to educate, inform and lead guests through each wine.


$50/person for dinner, with an additional $29/person for the wines (not including tax and gratuity).

Reservations are required:

for 1/25 in Tangerine Boulder Call 720.244.1467

for 1/26 at Salto in Nederland Call 303.258.3537



Seared sea scallop over celeriac puree with frisee, asparagus, fennel and apple salad with pine nut-herb vinaigrette
Borgo Conventi, Sauvignon Blanc (100%), Collio DOC, Friuli-Venezia 2017 

Seared pork belly over creamy polenta with charred broccolini and root beer-vanilla gastrique
Il Ducale (45% Sangiovese, 40% Merlot, 15% Syrah), Toscana IGT 2016 

Carnaroli rice risotto with braised short rib, carrot, parsnip and tarragon; topped with purple cabbage salad
Modus (34% Sangiovese, 33% Merlot, 33% Cab. Sauv.), Toscana IGT 2015

Rosemary grilled lamb T-bone, pistachio gremolata, charred radicchio, brown butter red potatoes
Chianti Classico, Riserva Ducale (80% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot, 10% Cab. Sauv.), Toscana DOCG 2014

 “Eton Mess” – fresh berries, broken meringue, whipped cream and dark chocolate
Sparkling Rose (Glera with small amounts of Pinot Noir), Veneto NV

*Dietary substitutions available for all items*

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