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Date : Mar 22,2017

Location: Felidia



243 E 58th St

New York, NY 10022

Wednesday, March 22nd 7pm


$196.18 per person all inclusive

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"Brigaldara holds the Valpolicella banner high and makes some of the best Amarone available today "- Monica Larner, Parker's Wine Advocate

Please join us on Wednesday, March 22nd at 7pm at Felidia Ristorante for a very special wine dinner with Antonio Cesari of the famous Amarone winery Brigaldara, a long favorite of Wine Cellarage and our customers. The wines, especially their flagship Amarone "Case Vecie" (a project that Antonio's father Stefano began with Roberto Ferrarini, winemaker of the legendary Quintarelli) have been a longtime favorite of the wine press and it's top critics for many years. Brigaldara is a name that has been long part of the circles of Amarone loyalists if you don't know the name yet, this is the perfect chance to experience their wines in this wonderful tasting event and dinner.

In addition, to showing their newest releases, we will dive deep into the vintage library going back to 1999 to show the beauty of their wines and their aging potential.



More on Brigaldara:

The Cesari family originated in Tuscany (Viareggio) when Renzo Cesari (Antonio's great grandather) married a woman from Verona and he moved North in the mid 1920's. The original house where the Cesari family still lives and is the winery of Brigaldara was bought by Renzo in 1929. The house also included a farm that surrounded it where some grapes and other produuce were grown but it was just for a hobby. Mostly just Recioto was produced from them in those days.

The "hobby" carried on from Renzo to Lamberto Cesari through the 1960s and into the 1970s. As the 1970s came to a close, Stefano Cesari (Antonio's father) began bottling under the name Brigaldara and starting to export. Through the 1980s, the Cesari family began to plant further vineyards and expand their production. Stefano Cesari took on the role of president of the Valpolicella Consorzio through the 1980s and into the 1990s, of which the main goal was to improve quality and image of the denomination.

Today, Stefano is still active as co-winemaker and Vice President of the "Amarone Families" a group of 13 estate grown, estate bottled family wineries who are dedicated to the quality and standards of making Amarone in the traditional way and not cheapening what the genre Amarone is and should be. They push for stricter control on labeling, and quality, and aging restrictions. They have now done about ten events around the world.

The next generation, Antonio Cesari, Stefano's son is now working for the winery and traveling around the world to present the wines of Brigaldara. In addition to him carrying on his families' legacy and learning winemaking he is now also President of the Young Farmer's Association.

Brigaldara is located in the heart of the Amarone Classico Zone in the commune of San Pietro in Cariano, town of San Floriano. 


Reception and Introduction:

Valpolicella Classico 2015 

Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2014



Musetto, Polenta & Radicchio

Cooked 'Pork Sausage' with Polenta & Roasted Radicchio

Amarone della Valpolicella 2012

Amarone della Valpolicella 2011

Amarone della Valpolicella 2010




hand rolled spaghetti, hudson valley braised shredded duck, recioto, foie gras sauce

Amarone della Valpolicella "Case Vecie" 2011

Amarone della Valpolicella "Case Vecie" 2005

Amarone della Valpolicella "Case Vecie" 2000




squab breast, savoy cabbage & potato, amarone sauce

Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva 2007  (WA 95+, AG 94)

Amarone della Valpolicella 1999



About Felidia

Felidia is the acclaimed Manhattan East side flagship restaurant of Lidia Bastianich, open since 1981. Since 1996, Executive Chef Fortunato Nicotra has been in charge of the kitchen earning the restaurant two-time New York Times three star reviews and a nominee for Outstanding Restaurant U.S. from the James Beard Foundation. Felidia Ristorante has been the proud recipient of Wine Spectator’s treasured and most heralded Grand Award.

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