Nestled away in the ever so lively Dubai’s airport district, you’ll find Da Vinci’s located in Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai. It has been two decades since Da Vinci’s pioneered the Italian restaurant scene and catered a first taste of fine Italian cuisine for many, including myself.
The newly introduced and distinctive Wine & Dine concept pairs Italian fare with wines from various regions around the world such a Chile, (upcoming) America and Australia.
First of the wine & dine dinners introduced Chilean wines from the Montes and Villard Estate combining an enchanting Italian feast set by Chef Maurizio Pisoni of Da Vinci’s and Sommelier David Adamson from African + Eastern after a careful selection to cater a perfect union of fine food and wine.
An array of canapés such as anchovy and roasted peppers was paired with a delicious Santa Carolina Brut NV.
A crisp Sauvignon Blanc, Montes was a perfect amalgamation to the smooth blend of beans and peas puree with three plump roasted scallops – Capesante arrosto con purea di fave e piselli.
The homemade Rigatoni al funghi porcini was ladled with a delectable porcini mushroom sauce which filled the room with its earthy aroma was well balanced with a Cabernet Sauvignon section that pleased the taste buds.
A medium-rare Filetto di manzo arrosto al tartufo nero e marsala con galletta di polenta e verdurine roast fillet of beef accompanied with a slice of black truffle and marsala sauce served with a polenta biscuit and sautéed vegetable was well matched with a Villard, Pinot Noir. The succulent of meat was cooked to perfection but personally, I could have done without a crunch of the polenta.
The night of robust food and wine along with pleasant company and laughter ended with a Semifreddo alle fragile e fritto di bosco con yougurt e acto balsmico – strawberry and wild berry parfait severed with a yogurt and balsamic vinegar. A light and flawless touch to end an appetizing Wine & Dine experience at Da Vinci’s
Make sure you catch the next edition of wine & dine night of Italy meets America on the 31st of October and Italy meets Australia on the 28th of November.
Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai
Airport Road, Casablanca Street,
T. +971 4 702 8888
12:00pm – midnight