Wednesday, October 4

Signature Wine Dinner: Rocca di Montegrossi

Rocca di Montegrossi

A Young Winery

It is with great excitement that The Vancouver Club invites members for an evening of fabulous Italian wines and gourmet cuisine, co-hosted by Rocca di Montegrossi winemaker Marco Ricasoli-Firidolfi and your Wine & Beverage Director Randy Chafe.

The Ricasoli name is inextricably linked not only to the history of Chianti, but also to the history of Tuscany. Geremia, the founder of the Ricasoli-Firidolfi family, established a castle (or Rocca) at Montegrossi in the 7th century AD. In 1141, the Ricasolis entered into the wine business. It was here that Bettino Ricasoli created the “recipe” for Chianti in 1872. Fast forward to today, and his relative, Marco Ricasoli-Firidolfi, is once again making history in the family’s ancestral lands.

Members will also have the opportunity to purchase their favourite bottles and have them signed by the winemaker that very evening.

For lovers of incredible Italian wines, and more specifically Chianti, this Signature Dinner is not to be missed!

Learn more about Rocca di Montegrossi here...


Chicken Liver & Foie Gras Parfait saba, black truffle muffin


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Squid Ink Tempura Octopus charred & smoked estratto, pickled fennel

Chianti Classico

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Lavender Glazed Duck Breast cherry mostarda, swiss chard, carrot

_Chianti Classico Vigneto San Marcellino Gran Selezione _

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Braised Beef Rib white corn heirloom polenta, pickled apple, arugula


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Orange Ricciarelli mascarpone cheesecake, dark chocolate gelato, florentine

Vin Santo

6:00 pm Reception
6:30 pm Welcome Remarks with dinner service to follow

245 per person
Includes welcome reception, five-course dinner paired with Rocca di Montegrossi wines

By Reservation. Please book through the 'Event Reservation' button on the Project Laura dashboard. Sign in here...

Club seating unless otherwise requested.

Dress Code: Cocktail Dress (No Denim); Club Dress Code Applies.

If reservations are cancelled: ...72 hours (or more) prior to the event, members will not be charged ...between 24 and 72 hours prior to the event, members will be charged 50% of the ticket price ...24 hours (or less) prior to the event, members will be charged the full ticket price

For assistance, please contact the Concierge at 604 685 9321 or