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Special Feature: In Person Blind Wine Tasting + Savory Italian Dinner- Dean Versus Luigi!

September 21, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT



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Join us for an exciting Evening as we enjoy an Interactive, Blind Wine Tasting


Exquisite Italian 4 course Meal and Appetizer

Dean Rondy- Sommelier of Holiday Market
Luigi- Owner of Trattoria Da Luigi


Blind Wine Tasting of 7 different Wines

Delectable Italian 4 course Meal Prepared by Luigi owner of Trattoria Da Luigi

Thursday, September 21st

6:30 p.m.

Trattoria Da Luigi, 415 S Washington Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067


How does this work?

Dean and Luigi have both selected their best pick wine pairing for each course.  You will receive 2 wine pairings with each food course.  One picked by Luigi, One picked by Dean.  You will vote for your favorite wine pairing after each course.  We will tally your votes and announce who wins, Team Dean? or Team Luigi?  Oh The Banter!  7 total wines to taste and explore.


Reception Wine & Appetizer: Welcome Wine & Passed Appetizer

Course 1:

Prosciutto Wrapped Pineapple

Mixing both Sweet and Savory with this popular Italian combination of Salty Prosciutto and Sweet Pineapple

2 Wine Tastings

Course 2:

Pasta al Forno

Luigi’s special recipe of “oven baked” pasta.  This South of Italy style cuisine with penne, boiled eggs, peas, eggplant and ground sausage.  Topped with meat sauce, Parmigiano Romano Cheese and Mozzarella

2 Wine Tastings

Course 3:

Spezzatino di Carne con Risotto

Braised Beef and Tomato Stew over Creamy Risotto

2 Wine Tastings

Course 4:

Caffe Affogato

Gelato with Espresso


This event will sell out fast! Seating will be in groups of 4.  Larger reservations available for bigger parties.

This event is an in-person experience.  This is a prepay event.  Tickets include tax and gratuity.  This event will take place at Trattoria Da Luigi in Royal Oak.  415 S. Washington, Royal Oak

For questions/reservations please call Leanne/Mirepoix 248.541.1414 ext 500

*Please note: you will not be blindfolded for this experience.  The wines bottles will be covered to not reveal their identity until the end


September 21, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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Mirepoix Cooking School
1203 South Main St.
Royal Oak, MI 48067 United States
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(248) 541-1414 ext 500
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