On Saturday, March 25, Dante hosted a handful of Omaha’s top food bloggers and influencers for a Private Tasting of our Italian Spring Menu. Featuring the freshest spring vegetables, meats, and Italian wines, Chef Nick Strawhecker served up a seasonally inspired eight-course menu complete with wine pairings from Dante Sommelier, Adam Weber, IWP. We invite you to take a sneak peek behind the scenes via the fantastic photos from Dana Damewood Photography and see what some of our guest tasters had to say about the event by reading their firsthand accounts. (links provided below the photo gallery)
Our tasters were treated to Saturday afternoon of Private Dining at Dante to sample an array of the latest, hyper-seasonal culinary delights from Chef Strawhecker’s kitchen. The Spring inspired, rustic Italian menu featured a multitude of snacks, including: Fried Potato Puffs & Fonduta, Pistachio Flatbread with fresh House-made Ricotta Cheese, Marquez & Kale, Bufala Mozzarella, Prosciutto & Arugula Flatbread, Flax Cracker Crostini with Raspberry and Capocollo, and Fried Artichokes with Bottarga & Dill. Directly after the snack offerings, the Primo course of Beet Tortellini and Arugula was served followed by the Secondo course of Wood-roasted Nebraska Waygu & Sweet Potato. The tasting finished with the Dolce course featuring Dante’s signature Butterscotch Budino.
Dante Sommelier and IWP, Adam Weber hand-picked wine pairings from a variety of light, spring and summer wines from various Italian regions. Sustainability and innovative wine production practices were key markers for the wines selected for this event. The wines included the N.V. (non vintage) “1937” Spumante Brut Rosato, a Rosé also featured in Omaha’s first Virtual Pop-up Wine Tasting Event with Gaia Buccarelli from Northern Italy’s Santa Guistina Winery. Other featured wines included, Ricci Curbastro “Franciacorta Brut” Franciacorta, D.O.C.G., 2014 Brezza “Chardonnay” Langhe, D.O.C., 2015 Raineri “Elfo Bianco” Piedmont, V.D.T., and 2014 Paolo Bea “Santa Chiara Bianco” Umbria, I.G.T.
Read about what some of our esteemed guests had to say about the event, the food and the wine!
If you want to try some of the food and wine showcased at this event, we invite you to visit us at Dante in the Shops at Legacy on 168th and Center in Omaha. Several of the items seen here are now on our seasonal menus and we currently have several of the featured wines in stock. If you enjoy wine as much as we do, don’t forget to take advantage of our half-price wine* specials on Thursdays and Sundays or read about Adam’s picks and detailed tasting notes on 5 Italian Wines that are perfect for Spring and early Summer.
*Half-price wine special available on select bottles