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AMARONE, THE MARCO POLO OF WINES DINNERS

AMARONE, THE MARCO POLO OF WINES DINNERS

25 - 27 March 2012, Villa Serego Alighieri, Valpolicella

Three gala dinner evenings held at Villa Serego Alighieri in Gargagnago during Vinitaly, a much anticipated regular appointment for lovers of food and wine at the fair, saw a display of one of Masi Amarone's most admired characteristics: the versatility that shows how this great red wine enhances the quality of food from all around the world.

The travels of Masi Amarone, nicknamed the "Marco Polo of wines", in search of food pairings with the most foreign and exotic foods began fifteen years ago with a trip to Switzerland, before going on successively to China, India, USA, Canada, Argentina, Norway, Sweden, Ireland and Israel. Internationally famous chefs have had fun ever since, creating original recipes worthy of matching truly majestic Amarone wine.

Two years ago, Masi Amarone returned to Italy to rediscover the peninsula's regional cuisines. This year, Michelin-starred chef, Herbert Hintner of the ancient Zur-Rose Restaurant in Appiano, prepared a menu with the highlight of the evening being the "saddle of venison on a bed of chicory with celeriac purée" served with a glass of Mazzano Amarone Classico 2004.

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