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i Fratelli Wine Dinner Featuring Castello Banfi Wines on November 9, 2009

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Calling all wine gourmands in the Dallas / Fort Worth area!  The i Fratelli Ristorante and Wine Bar in Irving will be hosting their next wine dinner on November 9.  This wine dinner will feature five courses pairing Castello Banfi wines with sumptuous foods from this excellent Italian restaurant.

For the last twenty years, i Fratelli has been known in the Dallas area for its fantastic pizza, growing to nine i Fratelli Pizza locations in the DFW metroplex.  Its crown jewel, however, is the i Fratelli Ristorante and Wine Bar in Irving.  This popular, upscale, and elegant Italian restaurant combines a great menu with an impressive bar.  Shared across both is a wine list recognized with the Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence.

The restaurant routinely schedules wine tastings every two weeks or so.  Less often, i Fratelli offers Wine Dinners, showcasing prominent wines with some of the restaurant's best dishes.  Attending one of these dinners is both a memorable experience and quite a bargain at $69.95 per person.

I have attended a few of these over the years and was never disappointed.  I'm looking forward to this next one, and hope you find this inviting as well.  For your convenience, the dinner menu is listed below, along with the contact information for reservations.  Additionally, the attached PDF document provides some background for the wine family being showcased.


First Course:

San Angelo Pinot Grigio 2007

paired with Mussels Marinara

Second Course:

Rosso di Montalcino 2006

paired with Sausage & Lentil Soup

Third Course:

Belnero 2005

piared with Stuffed Lamb with Caramelized Lemon Jus

Fourth Course:

Poggio all Mura Brunello 2001

paired with Tuscan-Style Pork Roast

Fifth Course:

Florus Moscadello di Montalcino 2006

paired with Bread Pudding with Cinnamon Ice Cream


The wine dinner starts at 7 p.m.  The cost is $69.95 per person.  Seating is limited and reservations are required. Contact the i Fratelli Ristorante and Wine Bar at (972) 501-9700 to make your reservations.

Please speak to a manager for more information about this event.


i Fratelli Ristorante & Wine Bar

7701 N Macarthur Blvd
Irving, Texas 75063
(972) 501-9700
See map or get directions on Google

CastelloBanfiWineBrochure.pdf3.48 MB
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Outstanding wines


Our first time to attend one of these, and it was great!  The wines were fabulous.  The meal was a little too heavy meat-wise, although each course was wonderful.  It would have been nicer to have less meat in the meal as a whole.  We were in a room sectioned off of the restaurant, a very nice gathering.

Favorite wine: the Brunello!

Favorite course: the bread pudding and cinnamon ice cream dessert!

A bonus was the Banfi Centine Bianco we tasted before the meal began.  It was light and refreshing, perfect for a salad.

Looking forward to doing this again!