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Chicagoland Elites Feel the Amore!



Last Thursday night, Chicagoland Elites gathered for an exclusive wine dinner at Agio Italian Bistro in Palatine! The elegant restaurant welcomed guests with a glass of Altadonna's Pinot Grigio as they sat down to enjoy the evening's festivities.

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After guests mingled with their fellow Elites for a bit, Altadonna's Managing Director and enologist Niccolo Chioccioli (visiting from Florence, Italy!) talked about the wine pairings to come. Next came a heady whirlwind of mouthwatering Italian fare and exquisite wine: Bruschetta paired with a lovely Pinot Grigio, saffron and mushroom risotto with the Pinot Nero, the hearty, oversized meatball paired with the luscious Sangiovese and the grilled pork tenderloin teamed up with the Nero Davola. But that's not all: The pièce de résistance consisted of an ambrosial soft cheesecake which some say tasted like the inside of a cannoli (read: HEAVEN).

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Thanks to our amazing sponsors – the incredibly generous staff of Agio Italian Bistro and to Niccolo Chioccioli for allowing us to try his amazing Altadonna wines by way of Opici Wines! You can view all the photos here and read the rundown (or write your own review) of our fabulous evening.

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Until next time – SYOY!

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Jelena Z

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