A Casual Wine Dinner with Donnafugata, Sicily

August 5th, 2015, a Wednesday

$60 food/$30 wine 

What do we mean by “casual,” you ask. Well, it means you can arrive at the time you want, just call or make reservations on OPENTABLE, no grand introduction, no standing around waiting for everyone to arrive. Just good ol’ Recess as we always do; good food, good wine, good energy, and good service. We thought we’d chill it out for the summer and not make it too stuffy. Yet, there will be the Donnafugata export manager, Sivio DiSilvio, in the building to talk about the wines tableside, if you choose. All wines are at a fair retail price for you personal home consumption or cellaring.  Republic National Distributing Company is generously supplying the wine at a very good price and we are extending that to you, our guest. Recess is a big supporter of what Donnafugata does and we are excited to do this dinner with such exceptional wines. The menu is as follows:


hamachi sashimi

white soy cured peaches & cucumbers, sushi rice, citrus zest

2012 Donnafugata “Sur Sur” Grillo, Sicily

kentucky ham

melon & fried oyster with orange aioli

2014 Donnafugata “Legea” Zibibbo (aka Muscat of Alexandria)

fischer farms beef hanger steak

parmesan roasted yukon potatoes, sweet corn, red wine sauce

2010 Donnafugata “Tancredi” Cabernet Sauvignon Blend, Sicily

red wine braised viking ranch lamb neck

carrots and other roots, seared maine sea scallop

2007 Donnafugata “Mille e una Notte” Nero d’Avola, Sicily

dessert of something that goes with…

09 Donnafugata Ben Rye Passito di Pantelleria, Italy

We look forward to seeing you for this very casual wine dinner!


Josh Mazanowski

Wine Director