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SUNNY ISLES BEACH, FL. (March 5, 2013) – Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach will host Wine Week at Piazzetta Marketplace & Restaurant from Monday, March 18 to Friday, March 22, 2013 with special appearances by Chef Michele Mazza.

Michele Mazza, Corporate Executive Chef of Il Mulino New York, will make a special guest appearance during dinner seating on Monday, March 18th and lunch and dinner seating Tuesday, March 19th at the ultra-luxurious Sunny Isles Beach resort. Diners will have the choice of savoring dishes from a special menu curated by the renowned chef or delectable favorites from Piazzetta’s menu. Chef Mazza’s prix-fixe menu includes: Antipasti - Smoked Mozzarella, Bresaola, Melon, Mixed Greens, Pasta - Miniature Manicotti with Spinach, Mascarpone and Tomato Bechamel, Entrée - Grilled Salmon and Broccoli Rave, and Dessert - Homemade Gelato with Fruit Salad, for $45 plus tax and gratuity. Dinner seating will be available on Monday, with lunch and dinner seating available from Tuesday through Friday. Please include a few Piazzetta menu items as well:

While sharing in a delicious taste of Italy, guests will enjoy a stimulating collection of Italian wines with complimentary tastings presenting a new theme each day including crisp to light, sweet to dry and full bodied to light bodied. A Wine Expert will be present to enlighten the experience and offer a sensory experience for your palette. Sampled wines will be available for purchase at a ten percent discount during the day of the sampling. Piazzetta’s Wine Corner features a collection of Italian current wines including Chianti Classico and Brunello from Tuscany, as well as a wide variety of wines from around world with an emphasis on private vintages.

Wine Week Schedule

March 18 – Red Wines from Northern Italy
Barbera d’Alba, Borgogno & Figli, Piedmont
Barolo, Mirafiore, Piedmont
Ca’ Bertoldi, Amarone della Valpoliccella, Recchia, Corvina Blend

March 19 – Chianti
Chianti Classico, Ruffino “Aziano”, Toscana
Chianti Classico, Fonterutoli, Toscana
Chianti Riserva, Marchese Antinori, Toscana

March 20 – Wines from Southern Italy
Nero d’Avola, Arancio
Tomaresca “Neprica”, Puglia, Negroamaro/Primitivo/Cabernet
Primitivo, Feudi Di San Gregorio, Apulia

March 21 – White Wines from Northern Italy
Friulano, Livio Felluga, Friuli
Gavi di Gavi, Fontanafredda, Piemont
Lugana Superiore DOC “Fabio Contato”, Chardonnay

March 22 – Tuscany
Vermentino, Tenuta Guado Al Tasso
Capezzana, Barco Reale di Camignano, Sangiovese/Cabernet/Canaiolo
Rosso di Montalcino, Il Palazzone, Toscana, Sangiovese

Lunch seating is available from noon to 3:00PM. Dinner seating is available from 6:00PM – 9:00PM. Seating is limited.To make a reservation for Wine Week at Piazzetta Marketplace & Restaurant, please call 305.918.6816.


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