WFSNY Events


OCT | 2019

Dinner with Alessia Antinori and Antinori Wines at Michael White's Ai Fiori

Savor a sumptuous five course dinner at Michael White's , Ai Fiori, the recipient of three stars from The New York Times. Ai Fiori, translated to ‘Among the Flowers’ in Italian, showcases the modern interpretations of French and Italian Riviera cuisine. Chef di Cucina, Scott Schneider, oversees the daily kitchen operations at Ai Fiori. Ai Fiori received Michelin Star recognition the past several years. The restaurant was also included in Esquire Magazine’s 2011 List of Best New Restaurants in America. Additionally, New York Post critic Steve Cuozzo labeled the signature dish Astice the “greatest dish in the world.” Ai Fiori also ranks among Zagat’s Best Italian in NYC, and the Forbes Travel Guide awarded it four stars.


Alessia Antinori will join members for this memorable evening of food and wine. Member and Cellar Master, Greg Hurst, has planned an amazing pairing of food and wine. The Antinori family has been committed to the art of winemaking for over six centuries since 1385 when Giovanni di Piero Antinori became a member, of the “Arte Fiorentina dei Vinattieri”, the Florentine Winemakers’ Guild.


In In the 1980s, Marchese Piero’s three daughters, Albiera, Allegra and Alessia, began working in the family business.  In 1985 the family celebrated 600 years of winemaking activities. On this special occasion, Marchese Piero Antinori takes ownership of the Pèppoli Estate.  The following year the famous wine sector magazine Decanter named Marchese Piero Antinori “Man of The Year.


Dinner Menu with the SANGIOVESE & SUPERTUSCAN Selection of Wines from Antinori


Vermentino 2018 & Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 2015

Insalata di Astice
Nova Scotia Lobster, Peperonata, Arugula Pesto, Pine Nuts
Cervaro della Sala 2017

Spaghetti Bolognese, Parmigiano
Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2015

Vitello -Ffrench Milk-fed Ceal chop, Charred Spring Onion, Romesco, Eggplant Patty Pan Squash
Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino 2013
Pian delle Vigne Brunello di Montalcino 2005

Tagliata - Dry-aged Strip Loin, Potatoes au Gratin, Cipollini Onions, Hen of the Woods, Bordelaise
Tignanello 2016
Tignanello 2008  

Formaggi - Chef’s Selection of 2 Cheeses, Seasonal Accompaniments
Solaia 2009