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Friday, January 15, 2016

Dinner with Giuseppe Vaira at Osteria Mozza - Tuesday, January 26th 2016 7pm


with Giuseppe Vaira

The history of G.D. Vajra is one anchored in tradition and family values. Since the 1920s, the Vajra family possessed vineyards that only eventually became lucrative in the 1960s, after the Italian DOC system was formed and the popularity of Barolo went on the rise. By 1972, Giuseppe Domenico Vajra perfected his labor of love and formed the G.D. Vajra estate – a 40 hectare vineyard perched in the highest village of Barolo. The altitude here is the life force behind several wines, most notably their prized nebbiolo. With a matured ripening comes an innate elegance and intensity. The soil breeds the wines to be rich and fragrant. The climate lends to smaller batches, where the quality is palpable. As exemplified at the winery: “We believe in beauty, craftsmanship, attention to detail and creativity with respect for tradition” – and it shows.

Together with Giuseppe’s grandson, Giuseppe, we will embark on an exploration from this beloved winery – from Barbera to Barolo – alongside a five course menu from James Beard Award Winning Chef, Nancy Silverton, and Executive Pastry Chef, Dahlia Narvaez.

G.D. Vajra Wine Dinner
Tuesday, January 26th 2016

Osteria Mozza’s Primo Ministro Room
6602 Melrose Avenue, LA 90038

$175 per person
excluding tax & service charge

Il Menu

NV Metodo Classico Rosé, “N.S. Della Neve”

First Course
2010 Langhe DOC, Riesling “Petracine”
2012 Langhe DOC, Riesling “Petracine”

Second Course
2009 Barbera Superiore DOC
2012 Barbera Superiore DOC
Tajarin with Pork ragù & Parmigiano Reggiano

Third Course
2009 Barolo, Cru Cerretta DOCG
2010 Barolo, Cru Cerretta DOCG
Squab Ravioli with pancetta & rosemary

Fourth Course
2008 Barolo, Cru Bricco delle Viole DOCG MAG
2010 Barolo, Cru Bricco delle Viole DOCG
Braised oxtail with celery

Fifth Course
2014 Moscato d'Asti DOCG
Meyer Lemon Panna cotta

Lunch with Francesca Vaira at Terroni DTLA . . . best lunch ever!

Francesca Vaira  2010 Langhe Freisa Kye` Library  2006 Langhe Freisa Kye` Library 2014 Luigi Ba...