Wine Agenda: Rinuccini Launches Taste of Tuscany Wine Pairing Event on November 22nd and 23rd

Wine Agenda: Rinuccini Launches Taste of Tuscany Wine Pairing Event

Kilkenny’s prestigious restaurant, Ristorante Rinuccini, is presenting an exciting dining experience with Gavioli Winery of Tuscany, pairing exclusive artisan wines with a special seasonal menu created by Head Chef/Owner Antonio Cavaliere.

On November 22nd and 23rd, guests will enjoy a ‘Taste of Tuscany”: a seven-course tasting menu featuring Tuscan inspired dishes paired with wines of the region.

Marco Gavioli, owner of Cantina Gavioli, will introduce his award-winning wines on the evening. These award-winning bottles are exclusively available here.

It’s a great opportunity to havea taste of Rinuccini, which recently won ‘Best Wine Experience’ Leinster 2016 at the RAI Awards and ‘Ireland’s European Restaurant’ at the Keeling’s Gold Medal Awards.

The restaurant offers a selection of exclusive wines from the west coast of Italy, and it houses a custom-made wine cellar diners which can visit to choose their favourite wines.

Ristorante Rinuccini’s seven-course ‘Taste of Tuscany’ feast will be held on Tuesday, November 22nd and Wednesday 23rd, and it’s priced at €75 per person including all accompanying wines. Early booking is advised.


“Antonio came to Ireland from Lazio aged 15. He served his apprenticeship under the classically trained chef, Bernardino Gentile, at Quo Vadis in Dublin, one of the first and most influential Italian restaurants on the Irish scene. It was there that he met and later married a charismatic Irish woman, Restaurant Manager, Marion Power.

The young couple established their first restaurant together in Portlaoise in the mid-seventies and in 1989 they fulfilled their lifelong dream and opened Ristorante Rinuccini, Kilkenny’s first Italian restaurant, opposite the city’s medieval Kilkenny Castle at the start of what is now the Medieval Mile.

Antonio has gained many accolades, including ‘Chef of the Year’ and under his guidance and vision we have consistently been listed in the Michelin Guide for fifteen years. He has also received acknowledgements from the McKenna Guides, Georgina Campbell and Lucinda O’Sullivan.”

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