From the inbox: Italian wine dinner highlights Puglia Region

A yummy little tidbit that I found in my inbox this week, Azzurra is hosting a wine dinner feature specialties of the Puglia Region of Italy. Italian food. Wine. What a delicious combination. Read on for details, including a step by step of what will arrive for each course.

Azzurra Showcases Inspiration From Puglia Region
During Italian Wine Dinner 6/18

Azzurra Owner & Chef Marty Fosse
Wine Expert & Puglia Native Giovanni Sicilia 

Having recently returned from a culinary and oenological tour of the Puglia region of Italy, Azzurra Owner Marty Fosse is ready to bring his inspiration back to Wicker Park by inviting guests to a Puglia-inspired wine dinner at the restaurant on Wednesday, June 18. Guests will delight in a five-course dinner paired with Pugliese wines from expert and Puglia native Giovanni Sicilia, who accompanied Fosse on his recent trip to Italy. The duo will discuss the legendary wine and food from the picturesque, southeastern region of the country, while sharing interesting and entertaining anecdotes from their travels.

The menu for the fun evening of great food, wine and discovery includes:

Welcome Reception
Assorted Pettole
Local Salumi, Taralli, and Marinated Olives
Wine Pairing: Grillaia Extra Dry N.V.

First Course 
(Family Style) 
Fava Bean Purée, Local Chicory, House Pickled Vegetables
Wine Pairing: 2013 Fiano, Liveli

Second Course 
Orecchiette with Country Tomato, Ricotta Salata
Orecchiette with House-made Lamb Sausage and Greens 
Wine Pairing: 2012 Primonero, Liveli 

Third Course 
Local Goat Two Ways with Market Vegetables
Wine Pairing: 2012 Primitivo di Manduria,"Heracles," Surani

Seasonal Selection from Chef Katie
Pairing: House Digestivi

Tickets for the wine dinner can be purchased online.  
Tickets available for purchase online 
1467 N. Milwaukee
(773) 278-5959
Wednesday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m.