Brunello Dinner Saturday January 28

Happy 2012, everyone!

We’re thrilled to announce the first Luce wine dinner of the year! Here are the details…

TASTE FOUR TUSCAN WINES

featuring the wines of Tuscan winemaker
Sassetti (Montalcino)

including Sassetti’s Brunello di Montalcino

Saturday, January 28
5:00 p.m.
$50 per person

with a family-style dinner
prepared especially by
owner and executive chef
Joe Buonincontri

and with Italian wine expert
Jeremy Parzen, Ph.D.

TO RESERVE, PLEASE CALL:
(210) 561-9700.

Proud to be an Italian-American

Above: That’s the patriarch of the Buonincontri family in Brooklyn, circa 1930, Joe’s grandfather with his family. Joe recently came across the following post on Italian-American history and wanted to share it with our guests.

I AM AN AMERICAN OF ITALIAN DESCENT

Next time you or your friends are watching a rerun of the Sopranos or Jersey Shore, and they think Italian Americans are all about organized crime, remember this:

I am an Italian American. My roots are deep in an ancient soil, drenched by the Mediterranean sun, and watered by pure streams from snow capped mountains. I am enriched by three thousand of years of civilized culture. My hands are those of the mason, the artist, the scientist, the philosopher, the musician, the entrepreneur, the man of the soil, and numerous other professions.

My thoughts have been recounted in the annals of Rome, the poetry of Virgil, the creations of Dante, and the philosophy of Benedetto Croce.

I am an Italian-American, and from my ancient world, I first spanned the seas to the New World. I am Cristoforo Colombo.

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