As its name suggests, Enoteca Turi is passionate about Italian wine, and the Putney restaurant is used to wowing regulars with the fruits of its extensive and ever-evolving cellar. On Tuesday 19 May, it will co-host a wine-tasting dinner along with wine expert Tim Atkin MW. The event will focus on two of Italy's lesser known northern wine-producing regions: Friuli and Alto Adige. Both regions produce white wines of exceptional quality.
The event will begin with Italian canapes such as crab, pea and basil crostini, and mackerel in saor, paired with an exceptionally light 2013 Hofstatter Pinot Grigio. Each savoury dish from the four-course meal will be paired with two wines, and Atkin will talk guests through each. For example, during the pasta course of black cannelloni with cuttlefish ragout, guests can sample both the crisp, fragrant 2012 Quartz Sauvignon Bianco from historic winery Cantina Terlano in Alto Adige, and the rich, honeyed 2012 Gewurtztraminer Kolbenhof from the same region's family-run winery, Hofstatter. To set off the main course of turbot and scallops with crab, saffron and courgette flower barley risotto, there will be a minerally 2008 Studio di Bianco from artisan producer Nicola Manferrari's Borgo del Tiglio estate in Friuli, plus a 2011 Ribolla Gialla Pettarin from Enzo Pontoni's 50-hectare vineyard Colli Orientali del Friuli - a full-bodied wine bursting with soft fruit.
The wine-tasting dinner costs £115 per person. To book your place, email email@example.com.