Monday, May 13

6 pm

Join us for an intimate evening of craft and conversation! This May, grove is going Italian for a night as we welcome wine visionary and CEO of the Castello di Ama estate, Lorenza Sebasti, to our space on her first visit to Grand Rapids. Experience an unforgettable evening of haute cuisine, hospitable service and free-flowing conversation.

Your evening will begin with bubbles and cocktail service before enjoying a multi-course Italian experience complemented by wines from Castello di Ama, located in the rolling hills of Tuscany, Italy.

Tickets: $250 per person + tax; Inclusive of gratuity

Explore one of Tuscany’s finest estates through the lens of its greatest talents. Each course throughout the evening will be expertly paired with a Castello di Ama wine for a delightful culinary experience.

Elk Tartare

red currant · beet
Wine pairing: ‘Haiku’ Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Tuscany, IT

Tiger Prawns

saffron sabayon · finger lime · sumac
Wine pairing: ‘Al Poggio’ Chardonnay, Tuscany, IT

Morel Mushrooms

Iberico pork sausage · mushroom broth · ramp oil
Wine pairing: 2007 Chianti Classico Riserva, Tuscany, IT

Lasagna Bolognese

truffled bechamel · parmesan 
Wine pairing: ‘San Lorenzo’ Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, Tuscany, IT


mascarpone · orange · marcona almond · corbezzolo honey
Wine pairing: ‘VinSanto’, Tuscany, IT

Castello di Ama wines will be available for retail purchase at the end of the evening.

About Lorenza Sebasti of Castello di Ama

In an area known for tradition, Lorenza Sebasti, the luminary behind Castello di Ama, has made progressive strides in winemaking. Lorenza found a deep-rooted love for the land when her family first stepped on its soil in 1976. Today, she is CEO and Managing Director of the estate, propelling the area’s viticulture in an innovative direction. Through her leadership, the estate has earned acclaim for its exceptional wines that reflect the terroir.

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