Rocca delle Macie Wine Dinner
Thursday, August 11
On August 11, in honor of their 10th Wedding Anniversary, Mega Hoehn and chef Lenny Russo of Heartland will host a dinner with Rocca delle Macie wines from Castellina, Italy, the quaint historic village where the couple was married. For Russo, a second generation Italian, the trip was a homecoming. “We knew we wanted to be married in Italy,” Russo says. Over the years, he had become friends with many Rocca delle Macie staff and family. “They welcomed us with opened arms,” Russo says of their time in the Italian village. Of special note is the 2003 Chianti Classico Risevra di Fizzano, no longer available for purchase, to be tasted side-by-side with the 2006 vintage.
The dinner, held in conjunction with Paustis & Sons and Palm Bay Imports, will be emceed by Vito Candela of Rocca delle Macie. Mike Thomas of Thomas Liquors will be on hand to offer special pre-sale pricing on all of the wines (to be picked up at a later date at Thomas Liquors, 1941 Grand Avenue, St. Paul).
The couple’s 10th Anniversary celebration is “a tribute to Mega,” Russo says. “It’s not easy being married to a chef, but she’s so supportive, and keeps us all grounded with good humor and style.”
Price of the dinner is $80 not including tax and gratuity. In keeping with the spirit of this special occasion, the wines will be poured at no charge. CHEERS!