Finest Rare White Wines To Be Featured In May 4 Wine Dinner At Michael’s On Naples

Italy’s Grand Dame of wine will make her exclusive Southern California appearance at an upcoming wine dinner at Michael’s On Naples.

Online PR News – 04-May-2010 – – Italy’s Grand Dame of wine will make her exclusive Southern California appearance at an upcoming wine dinner at Michael’s On Naples. Chiara Soldati, scion of the renowned La Scolca Wineries in Gavi, will share some rare vintages from her personal cellar at the intimate, 5-course dinner prepared by Executive Chef David Coleman. Those who enjoy white wines will be especially pleased as many of the night’s featured varietals are ones that have earned La Scolca countless awards and honors. A reception where guests will meet Soldati will begin at 6:30 p.m. with dinner to follow at 7 p.m. Cost is $80 per person and space is limited; call (562) 439-7080.
Hailing from one of Italy’s finest families, Soldati was recently cited as Business Woman of the Year by Italy’s counterpart to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. She was awarded this honor for introducing the world to the many varieties of wine so beloved by her countrymen. La Scolca is best known for its dry Italian white wines. Under the direction of Giorgio Soldati, the wines are made from grapes grown in a small area located on the steep slopes of the Ligurian Apennines.
Zagat’s #1 rated restaurant in Long Beach, Michael’s On Naples is located at 5620 E. 2nd St. Long Beach. Situated in the heart of picturesque Naples Island -- Long Beach’s most exclusive neighborhood -- Michael’s on Naples has developed a devoted clientele fierce in their loyalty of the restaurant. The critically acclaimed dining establishment is committed to the Slow Food Movement, a concept that reinforces the connection between “planet, plate and palate.” The menu is designed to protect the heritage, tradition and culture of food (i.e., herbs and spices are fresh and never bottled, produce is organic and secured from local farmers, meats are organic and come from small-scale providers). In addition to its renowned wine list, Michael’s On Naples offers a full bar. For more information, call (562) 439-7080 or visit

La Scolca Wine Dinner Menu

First course
Insalata di Granchio
Dungeness crab with little gem salad, focaccia
croutons and terragon buttermilk dressing
White Label, ‘08

Seconde course
Risotto ai Piselli
Canaroli rice, English peas, pancetta
and Parmiggiano Reggiano
Black label ‘08

Third course
Quaglie allo spiedo con Funghi
Roasted quail with morels mushroom
Gavi & Gavi D’Antan ‘00

Fourth course
Vitello Tonnato
Braised veal with tuna sauce and fava beans.
Gavi & Gavi Black Label ‘89

Fifth course
Piatto di Formaggi
Robiola, Toma and Gorgonzola Dolce served with Malpighi balsamic jelly
Pinot Nero ‘06