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Abrate & Sons Wine Dinner at Isola Bar & Grill 18 April 2018 7:30 P.M.

Abrate & Sons Wine Dinner at Isola Bar & Grill  18 April 2018 7:30 P.M.

ABRATE & SONS WINE DINNER at ISOLA BAR & GRILL 18 April 2018 7:30 P.M. Join us for a night of delicious food and great wines 4 main courses at 700 HKD + 10% service charge. For reservation please contact us at operations@abrate.com tel: 6927 5497 MENU AND WINE PARING Welcome drink Prosecco Gujot D.O.C. *** Lobster salad with grapefruit, orange, zucchini and olives, snapdragon flavour Blanc Chardonnay 2013, Tenuta Mazzolino *** Veal ravioli with potato leek cream mushrooms and black truffle, chives flowers or Ravioli stuffed with Burrata and Ricotta, cherry tomatoes Volpolo Bolgheri D.O.C. 2014, Podere Sapaio *** Seabass with prawns, peas broth, romanesco and green peas, borage flowers or Braised beef cheek, celeriac and gremolata sauce Barolo Ciabot Berton D.O.C.G. 2009, Ciabot Berton *** Chocolate, citrus fruits and licorice Passito Gewuerztraminer 2013, St. Pauls

Wine Spectator has voted PODIUM one of the World Top 100 Wines 2017

Wine Spectator has voted PODIUM one of the World Top 100 Wines 2017

Podium 2014 has been selected by Wine Spectator among the 100 top wines in the world 2017: Garofoli Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Podium- An elegant, creamy white, backed by sleek, citrusy acidity, this shows a subtle mix of poached pear, grated ginger and stony mineral flavors, accented by hints of crushed almond. Drink now through 2020. 3,500 cases made. —AN WINE SPECTATOR If you'd like to try this fantastic Verdicchio, give us a call or send us a mail and we will be very happy to assist you.

The Drink Business : Daria Garofoli one of the TOP 10 WOMEN IN ITALIAN WINE

The Drink Business : Daria Garofoli one of the TOP 10 WOMEN IN ITALIAN WINE

THE DRINK BUSINESS article by Tom Bruce Gardyne. Vini Garofoli is the oldest producer in the Marche, making Verdicchio and supplying UK supermarket giant Tesco with its own-label version for a near, record-breaking 25 years. Its secret weapon is Daria Garofoli who remained behind the scenes for 33 years as a full- time mum, English teacher and wife to chairman Gianfranco Garofoli. “When I retired in 2001, I asked him if I could have something to do,” she explains. “He offered me two afternoons a week and said, ‘Don’t imagine, you’ll become export manager because you’ve got to stay here with me!’” The irrepressible Daria Garofoli force of nature Daria had other plans. Within three months Daria Garofoli had flown the nest to promote the company’s wines abroad, averaging 100 days a year on the road. At the same time she nurtured her son, Gianluca (33) to eventually take over as export manager. She says he shares a similar personality and she now feels safe with him handling big projects on his own. Meanwhile, Gianfranco Garofoli prefers to stay at home where he is also president of the Verdicchio producers association. This is probably just as well for beyond the Marche, Gianfranco might simply be known as: “husband of the more famous Daria”.

Abrate & Sons Wine Dinner at Isola Bar & Grill 18 April 2018 7:30 P.M.

Abrate & Sons Wine Dinner at Isola Bar & Grill  18 April 2018 7:30 P.M.

ABRATE & SONS WINE DINNER at ISOLA BAR & GRILL 18 April 2018 7:30 P.M. Join us for a night of delicious food and great wines 4 main courses at 700 HKD + 10% service charge. For reservation please contact us at operations@abrate.com tel: 6927 5497 MENU AND WINE PARING Welcome drink Prosecco Gujot D.O.C. *** Lobster salad with grapefruit, orange, zucchini and olives, snapdragon flavour Blanc Chardonnay 2013, Tenuta Mazzolino *** Veal ravioli with potato leek cream mushrooms and black truffle, chives flowers or Ravioli stuffed with Burrata and Ricotta, cherry tomatoes Volpolo Bolgheri D.O.C. 2014, Podere Sapaio *** Seabass with prawns, peas broth, romanesco and green peas, borage flowers or Braised beef cheek, celeriac and gremolata sauce Barolo Ciabot Berton D.O.C.G. 2009, Ciabot Berton *** Chocolate, citrus fruits and licorice Passito Gewuerztraminer 2013, St. Pauls

Wine Spectator has voted PODIUM one of the World Top 100 Wines 2017

Wine Spectator has voted PODIUM one of the World Top 100 Wines 2017

Podium 2014 has been selected by Wine Spectator among the 100 top wines in the world 2017: Garofoli Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Podium- An elegant, creamy white, backed by sleek, citrusy acidity, this shows a subtle mix of poached pear, grated ginger and stony mineral flavors, accented by hints of crushed almond. Drink now through 2020. 3,500 cases made. —AN WINE SPECTATOR If you'd like to try this fantastic Verdicchio, give us a call or send us a mail and we will be very happy to assist you.

The Drink Business : Daria Garofoli one of the TOP 10 WOMEN IN ITALIAN WINE

The Drink Business : Daria Garofoli one of the TOP 10 WOMEN IN ITALIAN WINE

THE DRINK BUSINESS article by Tom Bruce Gardyne. Vini Garofoli is the oldest producer in the Marche, making Verdicchio and supplying UK supermarket giant Tesco with its own-label version for a near, record-breaking 25 years. Its secret weapon is Daria Garofoli who remained behind the scenes for 33 years as a full- time mum, English teacher and wife to chairman Gianfranco Garofoli. “When I retired in 2001, I asked him if I could have something to do,” she explains. “He offered me two afternoons a week and said, ‘Don’t imagine, you’ll become export manager because you’ve got to stay here with me!’” The irrepressible Daria Garofoli force of nature Daria had other plans. Within three months Daria Garofoli had flown the nest to promote the company’s wines abroad, averaging 100 days a year on the road. At the same time she nurtured her son, Gianluca (33) to eventually take over as export manager. She says he shares a similar personality and she now feels safe with him handling big projects on his own. Meanwhile, Gianfranco Garofoli prefers to stay at home where he is also president of the Verdicchio producers association. This is probably just as well for beyond the Marche, Gianfranco might simply be known as: “husband of the more famous Daria”.