Tour of Italy with Villa Italia – Winemaker Dinner

October 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Inn at the Tides
800 Highway 1
Bodega Bay
CA 94923
RESERVATIONS: (800) 541-7788

No-Host Reception: 6:30 pm / Dinner: 7:00 pm

Special room rates available for winemaker dinner guests.

For Winemaker Dinner and/or room reservations please call 707.875.2751 or Email: [email protected]

Special Guest: Lorenzo Scarpone, Proprietor

Villa Italia

The Bay View Restaurant at the Inn at the Tides is excited to welcome Villa Italia’s proprietor Lorenzo Scarpone to the upcoming Winemaker Dinner on October 21, 2018.  Passionate about food and wine, Lorenzo established Villa Italia in 1989, importing fine artisan-made wines from the largest wine-producing country in the world, Italy.

Lorenzo was introduced to the importance of culinary and wine-making traditions at a young age.  His family farmed for more than 300 years in the Abruzzo region, due east of Rome, that descends from the highest peak (Gran Sasso) in the Apennine Mountains to the Adriatic Sea.  As an advocate for small-scale, sustainable agriculture and hands-on artisan wine-making, Lorenzo founded Slow Food® San Francisco, promoting local food and traditional cooking.

During this tasty dinner, Lorenzo Scarpone and The Tides’ Chef Luca D’Oria guide us on a tour of the finest quality, authentic Italian cuisine and wine.  Our journey begins by the sea with a fine seafood salad of chilled diver scallops, wild prawns and Monterey calamari, paired with 2016 Pierpaolo Pecorari Pinot Grigio from the Venezia Giulia region.

Next, Chef Luca prepares a delicate Duck Egg Carbonara with La Quercia Guanciale, paired with Lorenzo’s own 2010 Scarpone Tribute “Colline Teramane”, Montepulciano D’Abruzzo.  This wine is a special tribute to Lorenzo's father Vincenzo, presenting the culmination of a generations-old dream of the Scarpone family.

The main course, is Roasted Tagliata, or sliced beef with a Barolo glaze, served with two DOCG certified wines, a 2013 Garesio “Serralunga D’Alba” Barolo and the 2016 Casa Alle Vacche “I Macchioni” Vernaccia di San Gimignano.  The dolce or “sweet” finish is Semifreddo ai Cantucci  with chocolate fudge and orange anglaise paired with La Montecchia “Fior D’Arancio” Sparkling Moscato.  You are invited to join us for this wonderful celebration of Italian food and wine.

Date and Time:  Friday  October 12, 2018
Doors open at 6:30 pm for cocktails.  Dinner served at 7:00 pm.

Cost: $98 per person plus tax and gratuity

Event Location:
Inn at the Tides / the Bay View Restaurant
800 Highway One
Bodega Bay, CA 94923 USA

Event Contact:
[email protected]
(800) 541-7788



    chilled diver scallops, wild prawns,
    Monterey calamari, cannellini beans
    2016 Pierpaolo Pecorari Pinot Grigio, Venezia Giulia IGT


    la quercia guanciale
    2010 Scarpone Tribute
    "Colline Teramane"
    Montepulciano D'Abruzzo DOCG


    Barolo glaze, rosemary roasted
    potatoes, sautéed rapini
    2013 Garesio
    "Serralunga D'Alba"
    Barolo DOCG
    2016 Casa Alle Vacche
    "I Macchioni" Vernaccia Di
    San Gimignano DOCG


    chocolate fudge, orange anglaise
    La Montecchia "Fior D'Arancio"
    Sparkling Moscato,
    Colli Euganei DOCG

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