It was the late, great Ray Signorello Sr., “Il Padrone,” of Signorello Estate on Silverado Trail, who once imparted to me and Deborah, “it is my son, Ray who makes the winery: he has a terrific palate and a true love for the vineyards and the winemaking.”
Well, here we are in August of 2013, nearly 15 years since his father’s passing, and Ray Jr., in concert with winemaking associate Pierre Birebent, has brought Signorello winery into amazing focus and at the forefront of Napa wineries. And, because of our long loved relationship (Ray Sr. did the first ever Signorello wine dinner in their history at Bistro 45), Ray Jr. himself shall be showing up at
Bistro 45 on Tuesday, August 27th at 6:30 PM
for our first wine dinner in months!
Bistro 45 will proudly pour the Alsace based Cremant Brut Rose by Pierre Spar for starters. It shall be followed by the 2012 Signorello Seta (barrel fermented Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc). ”Seta” means silk in Italian and this is a powerful, elegant, silky Bordeaux blend. Then, the Montrachet inspired Hope’s Cuvee 2010 Chardonnay (named for Ray Jr.’s mom), the 2010 Signorello Estate Cabernet,
AND from the winery’s library, the 2003 Signorello Il Padrone —
out of a 9 LITER behemoth bottling!!!
Cremant Brut Rose, Pierre Sparr, Alsace
Ballontine of Smoked Salmon and Salmon Mousse
Wrapped in a Chef’s crepe…organic shaved fennel salad
2012 Signorello Seta
Sauteed Fresh Monterey Calamari
With Cannelini beans, bean puree and Sambal vin
Hope’s Cuvee 2010 Chardonnay
Loin of All Natural Duroc Pork
Yam mousse, Heirloom apples and apple gastrique
2010 Signorello Estate Cabernet
AND from the winery’s library,
the 2003 Signorello Il Padrone out of a 9 LITER!
Beef Two Ways:
Two X Two Short Ribs
With parsnips and carrots, served with a four ounce all natural filet with Cabernet-garlic demi and roasted garlic
Chilled Organic Lemon Souffle
Lemon honey and raspberry sauce…graham cracker strudel
The Signorello wines would normally average a prohibitive price of well over $100 per bottle — but Ray and his distributor, Adventures in Wine, are partnering with us to present this five wine, five course dinner to you at only $80 per person ++. There is no better way to relaunch the wine dinner program at the rejuvenated/lovingly restored Bistro 45 and no better people to share it with than Ray and all of you! Please do come and please book early! Cheers!
(PS – Our menu for the dinner will be out next week,
but please don’t wait for booking!)