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Vitae in Huntington: Italian wine dinner

Vitae restaurant and wine bar is on the

Vitae restaurant and wine bar is on the corner of West Carver and New streets in Huntington, formerly occupied by Abel Conklin's, on April 19, 2011. (Credit: Doug Young)

Italian wines highlight a tasting dinner next Tuesday at Vitae in Huntington

The April 9 event starts at 7 p.m. Cost: $70 per person, plus tax and tip. Reservations are required.

Wine consultant Maureen Sossi, of Empire Wines, will be the guest speaker.

Chef Steven Del Lima's four-course dinner includes scallop escabeche with preserved lemon, cilantro-peach relish and salted lemon granita; Australian lamb "lollipops" with smoked-cherry risotto; bacon-wrapped Cedar River filet mignon; and a dolce Gorgonzola cheese pudding with lemon honey and macerated berries.

The wines include a Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva; Falanghina Donnachiara, a white; "La Luis" Albarossa, a nebbiolo-Barbera hybrid red; and Florus Late Harvest, a white muscat.

Vitae, 54 New St., Huntington; 631-385-1919.

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