Gourmet Italian Dinner with Wine Pairings Benefit
A four-course gourmet Italian dinner with wine pairings will be held 6:30-9:30 p.m. Monday, February 24, at Maria’s Pizzeria & Bistro to benefit the Ocean Isle Museum Foundation, Inc. The foundation manages the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach and Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach.
Cost is $60 per person (plus tip), and seating is limited. For reservations, please call 910-579-3233. Maria’s Pizzeria & Bistro is located at 120 Causeway Dr., Ocean Isle Beach.
This fine dining event is a precursor to the foundation’s annual Wine Fest fundraiser, which will be held April 25 at the museum. The theme for both events will be the Roaring 20s: Then and Now.
For the February 24 event, Maria’s chef has designed a special multi-course dinner:
Course One features Italian Deviled Eggs paired with Tommasi Pinot Grigio.
Course Two includes fresh Eggplant Lasagna layered with tomato sauce paired with Pio Cesare Chardonnay.
Course Three will serve Tortellini Michaelangelo, a cheese-filled tortellini, with Mezzo Negroamaro.
Course Four features Braised Wild Boar Shank with Tommasi Cabernet Sauvignon.
Dessert will be Sfoglia, an Italian puff pastry, served with Villadoro Moscato.