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Il Fornaio Carmel's Bernardus Vineyards Wine Dinner

Join us at Il Fornaio Carmel for a five-course Italian feast hosted by Chef Gabriel Rodriguez with premium wine pairings from local legend Bernardus Winery.

Thursday, August 1st, 2024 at 6:00pm



Bruschetta con Pesche Grigliate
 grilled peaches on ciabatta bread topped with balsamic reduction

Crostini con Prosciutto di Parma
crostini with crispy prosciutto di parma & fig marmalade

Tartara di Manzo
beef tartar on endive topped with micro greens

Paired with: Rosé , Bernardus “Provence”, Monterey County, 2022


Rucola e Clementina
wild arugula & clementine salad with pomegranate dressing; topped with polenta croutons

Paired with: Sauvignon Blanc, Bernardus Griva Vineyard, Monterey County, 2023


Risotto con Piselli
risotto with prawns, roasted cherry tomatoes & white wine on a bed of green pea belutata; topped with crispy grana padana shards

Paired with: Chardonnay, Bernardus Rosellas Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, 2022


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Merluzzo alla Livornese

grilled black cod with a light tomato, caper, olive & herb sauce: served with roasted root vegetables

Paired with: Pinot Noir, Bernardus Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County, 2022


  Brasato al Vino Rosso

certified piedmontese beef short ribs braised with root vegetables, pancetta & red wine; served with potatoes au gratin & glazed baby carrots

Paired with: Cabernet Sauvignon, Bernardus Estate, Carmel Valley, 2018


Torta allo Zabaione

sponge cake soaked in marsala wine layered with zabaione-marscapone cream, edged with toasted almonds & topped with chocolate shavings

Paired with: Vin Santo, Castello di Querceto

$115 per person
Ocean Avenue at Monte Verde St., Carmel-by-the-Sea
Limited availability ~ Call 831-622-5100 to make your reservation today