MENU for Jan. 22 Wine Dinner featuring Frescobaldi
We couldn’t be more thrilled about Siena Ristorante Toscana’s FIRST WINE DINNER of 2015 and we couldn’t be more excited about the wines.
Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi is one of Italy’s most famous noble families and one of its most celebrated wineries, producer of Brunello di Montalcino and some of the most coveted Super Tuscans available today.
Italian wine expert Galen Crippin will be on hand to lead us on a guided tasting of these extraordinary wines!
And Chef Harvey, who is no stranger to the great cuisine of Tuscany, has created a fabulous menu to accentuate the aromas and flavors of these singular bottlings.
See his menu below. A note on Galen follows.
Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi Export Manager- United States
Californian by nature and Italian by upbringing, Galen Crippin is the latest addition to the dedicated team of wine professionals at Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi. Tasked with managing the prestigious Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi and Danzante brands in the United States, Galen comes to Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi with an impressive wine background and MBA credentials. Having grown up around wine, his combination of industry experience and passion makes him the ideal ambassador for one of the world’s most historic wine companies.
Although born in Venice Beach, California, much of Galen’s childhood was spent in the kitchen of his family’s homes in Florence and Rome. It was here with his father that he gained an appreciation for wine and discovered the gentle art of cooking and conversation.
After returning to the United States as a young adult, Galen moved to the Napa Valley to work for the Whitehall Lane winery in St. Helena, where he furthered his knowledge of viticulture and wine production.
Seeking a more in-depth understanding of the sales side of wine, he enrolled in an MBA program and started to work for a distributor, learning the ins and outs of selling wine on the street.
After seven years of working in distribution, Galen returned to his roots in Italian wine and joined the supplier side with Vias Imports. For seven more years he ran the successful Southwest region for Vias Imports and continued to expand his expertise in Italian wine.