Following the great success of its first historical dinner inspired by Catherine De Medici, Toscana Divino, the premiere modern Italian restaurant and wine bar located in the heart of Mary Brickell Village, is proud to announce the second in a series of unique wine dinners, this time honoring Leonardo Da Vinci, arguably the most important Tuscan in history.
Most will remember the most eclectic genius of all times as a painter, mathematician, engineer, inventor, sculptor, architect, geologist, cartographer, botanist, writer, among other talents. What you may not know is that Leonardo extensively opined on food, and created original recipes and tools used in modern cooking and dining today.
Travel back 500 years back with us and let Leonardo bring the dinner to life as he interacts with guests and tells his stories on what he was eating, what he thought we should eat, and how he combined food and art. Centuries later, what Jesus and the apostles dined on in Leonardo’s masterpiece, The Last Supper, is still a subject of debate. Leonardo’s favorite foods ranged from exotic foods to what are now staples of the Tuscan and Italian cuisine – and you will have the opportunity to taste them all.
In keeping with Leonardo’s environment and culture, each dish will be paired with Tuscan wine presented by the Frescobaldi Wineries. The history of the Frescobaldi family begins during the same period as the birth of the banking industry in Medieval Florence. The Frescobaldis quickly became the absolute protagonists of political and economic life, earning themselves the right to the title “treasurers to the English Crown”.
The Frescobaldi family started in wine production in Florence at the beginning of the 1300s and quickly garnered a reputation for the highest quality wine. By the 1500’s, the Frescobaldi wines were served at the tables of the Papal Court and the English Court of Henry the Eighth.
In conjunction with Art Basel, the night will feature a display of Alessandro Reggioli, a young and established Italian artist from Florence, whose work was inspired by Leonardo’s lifelong study of the flight and the human heart. More info at: alessandroreggioli.com.
The Leonardo Da Vinci Historical Wine Dinner will be held on December 1st at 8:00 p.m. and cost $100 plus tax and gratuity. For more information, please call 305-371-2767 or visit http://www.toscanadivino.com.