Journey through the vineyards of Sicily

Planeta Winery Dinner at Theo Mio

Theo Mio brings the rich flavours of Sicily, the famed Southern Italian island, to Bangkok’s bustling metropolis with the five-course Planeta Winery Dinner, held for one night only on 27 September 2019, and featuring special guest Santi Planeta, owner of the Planeta winery.

Founded in 1995 on the picturesque island of Sicily, Planeta is a family-run series of winery that produces some of the world’s most renowned wines. Starting from the family estates of Menfi, Planeta then expanded to Vittoria, Noto and Etna, before opening up their latest winery on Capo Milazzo. Each territory offers its own unique natural scenery, ideal for cultivating a wide array of grapes, distinct in flavour, colour and texture.

Thanks to their presence in the five territories, Planeta has become something of a wine lover’s ideal tour, and simoutaneously a journey through Sicily’s most breath-taking landscapes. Now guests can experience this wine tour for themselves, through the mouth-watering dishes created by the Theo Mio’s Italian Kitchen, paired with one of Planeta’s award-winning wines.

Guests will be welcomed with a glass of 2017 Planeta Rosé, a perfect aperitif to start the night.

Following is the anitpasto selection featuring the Burrata con Broccolini e Pesto Trapanese, paired with a 2017 Planeta La Segreta Il Bianco, and the Tartara di Tonno, paired with a 2015 Planeta Etna Rosso, an aromatic red wine. For the primo course, Theo Mio’s chefs are serving the Ravioli di Maiale con Finocchio, paired perfectly with the 2016 Planeta ‘Plumbago’ Nero d’Avola, DOC Sicilia, a juicy full bodied red wine.

During the main course of the dinner, guests will be treated to slow-roast lamb shoulder and caponata with the Spalla di Agnello con Caponata. The paired wine for this dish is the 2013 Planeta Maroccoli Syrah. Ending the meal is the dolce of Cannoli Siciliani, or fried pastry with sweetened ricotta, candied zest and chocolate.

Additionally, Planeta owner Santi Planeta, will be guiding guests throughout the meal, personally introducing his family’s wines for every course, and providing intriguing insights into the creation of these famous vintages. Priced at THB 1,950++ per person, Theo Mio’s Planeta Winery Dinner is both an introduction and a celebration to one of the world’s best wineries.

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