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Rinuccini’s Kilkenny launches new Food and Wine Pairing Event

Ristorante Rinuccini is presenting a new dining experience with Verona’s San Rustico winery, pairing exclusive artisan wines with a special menu created by Head Chef/Owner Antonio Cavaliere.

For one evening only – Tuesday, November 10th – this special wine pairing event is being held as part of Rinucinni’s 25th anniversary celebrations. Early booking is essential.

Having worked with the Campagnola family of San Rustico for almost 20 years, Antonio will pair San Rustico’s beefy red wines, synonymous with the Verona region, with seasonal game and black truffle. This delicacy is being flown in from Italy and the evening promises delicious hearty fare with wines for the cold, winter season

Marco Campagnola, owner of San Rustico, will be on hand to describe his award-winning wines which include the winery’s famous Classic Amarone and Valpolicella range. So popular are these wines, they account for 40 per cent of San Rustico’s total production.

Winning numerous awards over the years, San Rustico has just received the three glasses “extraordinary wines” award in Italy’s most prestigious wine guide, Gambero Rosso’s Vini d’Italia.

For the first time Rinuccini are opening their custom-made cellar of exclusive handpicked Italian wines for diners to take home or beautifully packaged for Christmas gifts. For November only, the restaurant is offering a pre-Christmas discount on San Rustico wines.

Kilkenny’s longest established restaurant, Rinuccini is owned by the Cavaliere family. The Michelin listed Rinuccini is one of Ireland’s top dining destinations renowned for its cuisine, service, décor and wine offer.

Head Chef/Owner Antonio Cavaliere is joined by his wife Marion, who works front of house, his son Riccardo who manages the business, and Riccardo’s wife Orla.

Speaking on the launch of their new food and wine pairing evening, Riccardo Cavaliere said

We have built fantastic relationships with our Italian wine suppliers over the past 25 years. San Rustico, another family business, is one of the leading winery’s in Italy and we are the only restaurant in Ireland to offer their award-winning range. Pairing San Rustico’s range with game and black truffle, we look forward to an exciting evening showcasing our premium selection of wines available for Christmas events and gifts.”

To book call (056) 776 1575 or visit

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