Ristorante Amarone is proud to bring Paolo Basso to Singapore for the first time to host a special wine masterclass on 25 August 2015 and a series of wine appreciation dinners on 27 and 28 August 2015. Crowned “Best Sommelier of the World” in 2013 by The Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (A.S.I.), Basso is the holder of the world’s best sommelier title until the triennial competition is held again in 2016. Organised by the Ristorante Amarone, the events provide a rare opportunity for guests to get up close and personal with Basso, one of the world’s leading wine experts. An exclusive Maybank Private Wealth/Credit Card joint event will also be held in conjunction with Ristorante Amarone during Basso’s visit.
Wine Appreciation Dinner with World’s Greatest Sommelier
Immerse in the fine art of wine appreciation alongside Basso at this highly anticipated dinner held at Ristorante Amarone on 27 and 28 August 2015. The Italian-born, Swiss-based wine virtuoso is one of only five sommeliers in the world to have won both the European and global titles for “Best Sommelier”. World renowned for his extraordinary palate and experience in the field of rare and collectible wines, Basso is one of only a handful of oenology experts to have reached the final level of international competitions eight times throughout his career.
At this exclusive dinner, Basso will present a selection of handpicked vintages paired with a special menu designed by the guest chef of the evening, Davide Maci of The Market Place Restaurant in Como, Italy. Chef Maci is a well-known up-and-coming chef in Northern Italy for serving his brand of innovative Italian cuisine. For this gastronomical affair, Chef Maci will present a simple but sophisticated six-course dinner focusing on light and delicate creations to complement Basso’s selection of wines.
A highlight of the dinner will be the amazing opportunity to taste Basso’s own red wine, Il Rosso di Chiara, which he produces in southern Switzerland as a tribute to his beloved daughter and her flamboyant red hair. This will be the first time the vintage is available in Singapore. Other notable vintages that will be sampled include the Duval Leroy Champagne Brut, which was included in Wine Spectator’s Top 100 classification in 2008, and the Luciano Sandrone Barbera D’Alba 2012, which was awarded an excellent score of 90 points by Vinous, a multimedia wine platform founded by leading wine critic Antonio Galloni. Full details are given in the attached “Paolo Basso Wine Appreciation Dinner Menu”.
Exclusive Wine Masterclass with Paolo Basso
For those who seek to learn more about the technical aspects of wines from the maestro himself, Ristorante Amarone is organising a two-hour wine masterclass hosted by Basso on 25 August 2015, from 3 to 5pm. With his exceptional palate in rare and fine wines, Basso will reveal his tasting notes for a range of eight carefully selected Italian wines. He will highlight the characteristics of each wine, provide insights into the different wine regions and grape varieties in Italy, and share tips on his own tasting techniques.
Masterclass Wine Selection:
“BELLAVISTA” FRANCIACORTA BRUT 2008
“CANTINA GALLURA” CANAYLI VERMENTINO SUPERIORE DOCG 2013
“LUCIANO SANDRONE” BARBERA D’ ALBA 2012
“LUCIANO SANDRONE” NEBBIOLO D’ ALBA VALMAGGIORE 2011
“TENUTA CAPARZO” BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG 2010
“TENUTA SETTE PONTI” ORENO 2010
“MASI AGRICOLA” COSTASERA AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO 2010
“MACULAN” TORCOLATO 2008
Situated in the heart of Singapore’s financial district, Ristorante Amarone is known for its classic-contemporary Italian dishes prepared with the freshest ingredients from Italy. Its elegant, Manhattan-style ambience offers diners a unique and intimate dining experience, with a team of passionate service staff known for providing exceptional, unpretentious service from the heart. Taking its name from the full-bodied Italian red wine, Ristorante Amarone is a restaurant and wine bar that prides itself for a distinctive array of fine Italian wines. Seating up to 100 people, Ristorante Amarone makes a perfect dining venue that infuses easy conversations, thought provoking discussions at corporate events and inspires old-fashioned romance. For more information on Ristorante Amarone, go to www.amarone.sg.
Hailing from Como, Italy, Chef Davide Maci helms the elegant yet friendly The Market Place restaurant. Chef Maci’s menu focuses on the celebration of fresh, seasonal produce, which he serves with a simple yet polished balance of flavours. Every creation by the meticulous chef is a display of his philosophy – passion, dedication, attention to detail and utmost respect for the freshness of ingredients. For more information on The Market Place, go to www.themarketplace.it.