Pio Cesare Wine Dinner

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Pio Cesare Wine Dinner

September 27, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

$110 per person plus tax & gratuity

Guest of honor Cesare Benvenuto will be on hand to discuss Pio Cesare’s wines and vineyards. Executive Chef Anthony Calabrese will prepare an exceptional five course meal to pair with the Piedmontese wines. Seating is limited and this event will sell out quickly. To make a reservation call (734) 420-1100 or in person at the Wine Department.

2014 Cortese Gavi

Upon arrival

First Course

2014 Barbera D’Alba

Beef Tartar Crostini

Beef Tenderloin Hand Cut & Seasoned (EVOO, Lemon, Dijon, Shallots, Anchovies) with Scallions, Roasted Red Peppers, Fried Capers, Arugula

Second Course

2013 Nebbiolo D’Alba

Braised Duck Leg with Cannellini Beans

Duck Leg Braised with Mirepoix, Whole Garlic Cloves, Sage & Thyme

Cannellini Beans Cooked in Parmigiano Broth with Pancetta, Sautéed Spinach

Third Course

2011 Barbaresco

Elicoidali with a Porcini-Sausage Ragu

Elicoidali Pasta, Porcini Mushrooms, Sausage, Heavy Cream, Parmigiano with White Truffle Oil

Fourth Course

2012 Barolo

Pancetta Wrapped Veal Tenderloin

Slow Roasted Pancetta Wrapped Veal Tenderloin, Celery Root, Mashed Potato, Grilled Asparagus, Glace de Veau


2011 Barolo Ornato

Composed Cheese Course



The Pio Cesare winery was founded in 1881 by our great-grandfather Cesare Pio. He was one of the very first wine producers to believe in the great potential and quality of Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera and in the other great wines of Piemonte. Cesare Pio in the second portion of 1800s, was among the very first winemakers to produce these wines with a philosophy that was dedicated to the terroir and the strictest quality of the wine. For five generations, the Pio Cesare family has been producing traditional Piemontese wines in its ancient cellars, located in the centre of the town of Alba.


Cesare Benvenuto

Cesare Benvenuto is the fifth generation of the Pio Cesare family. Carrying on the legacy of the family-run business, Cesare joined his grandfather Giuseppe Boffa at Pio Cesare Winery in September 2000. After the death of his grandfather in December 2000, Cesare began working very closely with his uncle, Pio Boffa, who is today the Owner of Pio Cesare. Cesare Benvenuto manages the international sales for his family’s winery, travelling across the world to showcase the highly regarded wines of Pio Cesare.

For reservations call (734) 420-1100 ext 102 or
in person at Cantoro Market’s Wine Department.


September 27, 2016
7:00 pm
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Cantoro Italian Market
15550 N. Haggerty Rd.
Plymouth, MI 48170 United States
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(734) 420-1100