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  Wine Dinners & Events
FranksWine hosts fun, friendly, fine dining wine events with your favorite restaurants!
We also host parties in your own home or event location. Your friends will never forget
a night at your house tasting wines paired with professionally prepared cuisine or your own home cooked meals hosted by FranksWine!
  March 5th   Pasta Making & Chianti  
  March 12th   Karl Kadar's Italian Wine Dinner  
  March 27th   Silver Oak Wine Dinner  
  May 7th   FranksWine Spring Tasting  
  May 2nd   KHS Friends of Music 7th Annual FranksWine Tasting at Oberod  
  May 19th   Grillin’ Chillin’ & Swillin’ with Tuscany’s Villa Calcinaia Winemaker Count Sebastiano Capponi!  


**Cancellation after making reservations results in a Gift Card refund only


Pasta Making & Chianti



Where: Caffé Gelato
  (near U of D campus)
90 E. Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
When: Thursday, March 5th
  6:30 p.m.

$71.00 per person including tax, gratuity, and off-street parking






Learn how to make your own pasta and take it home.
Then enjoy a 4-course dinner with 2 Glasses of Chianti Wine.

Choice of entree:

Lemon-Thyme Braised Organic Chicken
with roasted fennel, roasted shallots, oven dried tomatoes,
broccoli rabe and toasted pine nuts, served in lemon-thyme white
wine sauce over house crafted linguini pasta.

Frutti di Mare
Shrimp, littleneck clams, Prince Edward Island mussels and calamari, sautéed with garlic, crushed red pepper and white wine over
house-crafted linguini pasta.

Lump Crab and Shrimp Capellini
Lump crab and sautéed shrimp tossed in our parma rosa
crab sauce with Chiffonade basil.

Tenderloin Tip Tortellini
Filet mignon tips sautéed with shiitake, button and portabella mushrooms, roasted garlic, baby spinach and roasted shallots,
finished with a marsala cream sauce over ricotta and goat cheese
stuffed house-crafted tortellini.

Monte e Mare
Shrimp sautéed with garlic and cured pancetta, served in a spicy marinara sauce with pecorino romano. Accompanied with an eight-ounce grilled center cut filet mignon with Bordelaise sauce. (add $8)

Sautéed garden vegetables served in sauce of your choice
over house-crafted fettuccini
Choice of sauces:
Sherry Cream Sauce | Marinara | Parma Rosa



Karl Kadar's Italian Wine Dinner



Where: Caffé Gelato
  (near U of D campus)
90 E. Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
When: Thursday, March 12th
  6:30 p.m.

$95.00 per person including tax, gratuity, and off-street parking






Antipasti Bar: Baquettes with Goat Cheese and Honey Walnut Spread, Fegato di pollo ‘pate’ on crostini, prosciutto di parma, marinated olives, parmigiano stuffed hot cherry peppers
Furlan Prosecco


Eggplant Parmigiano with Roasted Vegetable Ratatouille and Olive Oil Drizzle Valent Sauvignon BlancPastaFresh House-crafted Lobster and Mascarpone stuffed ravioli served with lobster broth, sautéed chantrelles and basil olive oil drizzle
Valent Sauvignon Blanc


Mixed Baby greens and escarole tossed with house-crafted burrata, crisp prosciutto di Parma, toasted pine nuts, roasted grape tomatoes, polenta croutons and a balsamic vinaigrette.
Borgo Stajnbech Malbec

Lemon-Basil sorbetto


Pomegranate-Glazed, Braised Osso Buco, with natural pan gravy, pumpkin-sage soft polenta with parmigiano-reggiano and blood orange marinated roasted cauliflower, garnished with pomegranate seeds and pomegranate molasses
Le Fonti a San Giorgio I Fossili Chianti Riserva


‘Frutti di Bosco’ and Vanilla Panna Cotta served with Bacio Gelato




Silver Oak Wine Dinner



Where: Caffé Gelato
  (near U of D campus)
90 E. Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
When: Friday, March 27th
  7 p.m.

$95.00 per person including tax, gratuity, and off-street parking







Halibut confit over Caponata with Meyer-lemon oil with basil, candied fennel and fried artichokes
Twomey Sauvignon Blanc


Cider Glazed Grilled Quail, butter and sage roasted spaghetti squash,caramelized onion and roasted garlic puree, shagbark brown butter, apple mostarda and crispy pancetta
Twomey Merlot



Baby arugula tossed with asparagus, haricot verts, kalamata olives, toasted almonds and a roasted shallot vinaigrette. Garnished with crisp prosciutto and crumbled goats milk feta
Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon


Strawberry-Clementine Sorbetto



Herb and Garlic Roasted Rib Eye with wild poricni demi-glace and bone marrow wild mushrooms, caramelized leek and Gruyere whipped Yukon gold potatoes, butter roasted baby carrots and shaved parmigiano
Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet



Mokka Cappuccino Brownie with Cocoa and powered sugar whipped ricotta, Frangelico crème anglaise; vanilla bean gelato and roasted hazelnuts




FranksWine Spring Wine Tasting



Where: Caffé Gelato
  (near U of D campus)
90 E. Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
When: Thursday, May 7th
  6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m

$35.00 per person including tax, gratuity, and off-street parking

Stay for dinner and receive 29% off your total bill (including wine)





Ahh... it’s SPRING on Main Street! We’ll start with bubbles on the Patio: Prosecco, Champagne, Cava and Moscato... then head inside for the newlyreleased, dry and crisp 2014 Rosés in the Lobby & Wine Cellar... continue on to the Dining Room for floral Rieslings, Albariños, Sancerre and Chenins...finally hit the bright, fruit-forward medium-bodied outdoor weather reds from Tuscany, Rioja, Willamette and Napa Valley in the Library!

Passed Hors d’ Oeuvres and Cheeses

Prosciutto wrapped, grilled scallops with lemon-honey

Baba Ghanoush on toasted pita with roasted red peppers and feta

Flatbread w/ rosemary pulled pork, chii sautéed broccoli rabe,
pecorino romano and balsalmic drizzle

Flat bread with fig jam, goat cheese, port wine macerated
dried cherries and arugula salad

Limoncello glazed shrimp bruschetta w/ tomato fennel relish

Cheese and fruit board

Smoked salmon croquettes served with lemon-caper aioli

Chicken and cranberry salad tea sandwiches

Sherry pickled button mushrooms with rosemary

Truffled parmigiano popcorn

Butternut squash and parmigiano risotto spoons

Petite seared Beef tenderloin with port wine drizzle

Grilled tuna morsels ( on skewers) with lemon-artichoke pesto

Curried chicken salad tea sandwiches with raisins

Spiced lamb lollipops

Assorted dips with crudités and gourmet chips

Crostini with Tuscan roasted tomato bruschetta




KHS Friends of Music 7th Annual FranksWine Tasting at Oberod


Benefits the Kennett High School Music Department

Kennett High School Friends of Music is holding their 7th Annual Wine Tasting Gala Event once again at the gorgeous Oberod Estate in Centerville! FranksWine will take over the former du Pont estate and invite everyone to catch a rare glimpse of the mansion and taste over 40 wines in the stately Library, Foyer, Smoking Room, Dining Room, Great Room, Courtyard and Patio overlooking the beautiful property. The event will include an assortment of appetizers and desserts from local restaurants and businesses. Please support the Friends of Music in their efforts to raise funds for the many music programs at Kennett High School.

Where: Oberod Estate

400 Burnt Mill Road
Centerville, Delaware

When: Saturday, May 2nd
  7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

$45.00 up 'til April 1st
$55.00 after April 1st

per person including tax, gratuity and off-street parking










Grillin’ Chillin’ & Swillin’


with Tuscany’s Villa Calcinaia Winemaker Count Sebastiano Capponi!

Count Sebastiano Capponi is the 20th generation of the Capponi family to run the 200-hectare estate of Villa Calcinaia, a family-owned winery located in the town of Greve in Chianti in the heart of Tuscany. Covered in vineyards and olive groves Tuscany is world renowned for its wine and olive oil. In fact, modern Italy is the world's largest wine producer and produces 25% of the world’s olive oil. Count Sebastiano Capponi overseas the production of high quality Tuscan wine as well as extra virgin olive oil.


The winery of Villa Calcinaia produces only 8,000 cases a year including Chianti Classico, Chianti Classico Riserva, Casarsa, Comitale (Grechetto and Vernaccia blend) and their dessert wine, Vin Santo. In 2004 Villa Calcinaia’s Casarsa, a proprietary Merlot blend, was awarded a silver medal by Le Challenge Internationale du Vin.

Where: Harry's Savoy Grill

2020 Naamans Road, Wilmington, DE 19810

When: Tuesday, May 19th
  6:30 PM

$75.00 per person including tax, gratuity and off-street parking




Chef Patrick D’Amico has put together a Tuscan-inspired menu to pair with the 5 wines in a cool and casual setting - al fresco!



Villa Calcinaia 2012 Comitale
Stationary & Grill Station
Fried Calamari
Grilled Baby Octopus
Razor Clam Crudo
Antipasto Three Italian Cheeses “Hard, Semi-Soft & Bleu
Salami’s Roasted Vegetables, Breads

Villa Calcinaia 2009 Chianti Classico
Pan Station
Wild Mushroom Gnocchi Brown Sage Butter Sauce

Villa Calcinaia 2010 Chianti Classico Riserva
Grill Station
Grilled Italian Sausages
Grilled New Zealand Lamb Chop
• Peppers, Onions & Roasted Garlic
• Olive & Mint Tapenade
• Caponata

Villa Calcinaia 2008 Casarsa
Pan Station
Braised Berkshire Pork Cheeks
Seared Red Mullet
• Tomato Relish
• Polenta

Villa Calcinaia 2013 Piegaia Rosato
Dessert Station
Whipped Mascarpone Cheese
Macerated Strawberries/Balsamic
Rhubarb/Marsala Compote









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