Haute Event: Prego’s Candoni Wine Dinner

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Spring has sprung! With the heat wave long gone — let’s consider that a preview of what’s to come this summer — it’s time to welcome the new season. Prego is introducing their new spring menu with a Candoni wine dinner April 8th at 7:00 p.m., so make your reservation to taste the best of the season paired with some great pours from a great Italian winery.

Chef Ugo Allesina is creating a menu (and pairing it with great wines from the 150 year-old winery) to bring the best of spring to the table. Priced at $54.95, the wine dinner includes everything from start to finish with a few surprised in-between. Here’s the menu:

Assorted antipastini
paired with: Candoni Sauvignon Blanc

Bietole con Caprino
Roasted organic gold and red beets topped with fresh arugula,
goat cheese and toasted pine nuts finished with a lemon vinaigrette

paired with: Candoni Pinot Grigio

Pappardelle Boscaiola
Homemade flat pasta with sausage ragu, porcini mushrooms, truffle oil and reggiano
paired with: Candoni Pinot Noir

Tasca di Vitello Farcita
Breaded veal filled with fresh asparagus, prosciutto di Parma and mozzarella with demi-glace
paired with: Candoni Chianti

Napoleone con Fragoline
Classic Napoleon mascarpone mousse with wild strawberries and silky chocolate sauce
paired with: Candoni Moscato

Of course the meal will be served with all that you’d expect from Prego, from the friendly service to family atmosphere and the unparalleled Italian cuisine that’s made it a favorite since its opened their doors. While you might not have your trip to Italy planned just yet, get your palate ready with this wine dinner.

Prego Ristorante is located at 18420 Von Karman Ave., in Irvine. For more information or to make reservations, call the restaurant directly at 949.553.1333 or visit www.pregoristoranti.com.

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