Francesco's wine dinner will feature Italian winemaker from Tuscany

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Francesco’s Ristorante & Pizzeria in Maitland is hosting a winemaker’s dinner in September with an actual winemaker in attendance.

Sergio Zingarelli of Tuscany’s Rocca delle Macie winery will be at the Sept. 21 dinner to talk about the wines and the history of the estate. And I’m sure he’ll have stories to tell. He is the son of the late Italo Zingarelli, an Italian film producer known for his “spaghetti westerns.” Italo bought the winery, located in the Chianti Classico region, in 1973.

There is no spaghetti on Francesco Aiello’s five-course menu but there will be some of the great food he’s known for. And each course will be paired with on of Rocca delle Macie’s wines. See the menu and pairings below.

The dinner, Wed., Sept. 21, will begin at 7 p.m. Cost is $100 per person and reservations may be made by calling the restaurant at 407-960-5533.

Francesco’s Ristorante & Pizzeria is at 400 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland. The wine dinner menu is below.

Francesco dinner menu 

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