LIGHTNING RELEASES (6/5/2014) – For those familiar with wine-pairing dinners, a wine pairing breakfast may seem a bit out of the ordinary. However, when it comes to breaking old patterns and charting a new course, the Missick family at Bellangelo has a great deal of experience. Villa Bellangelo continues its commitment to extraordinary quality in winemaking, customer service and the ultimate in experiential tourism, by launching the first annual Father’s Day Brunch, to coincide with the conclusion of the Wine Symposium of the Finger Lakes. On June 15, 2014, from 10:00 – 1:00, the winery will host Master Sommelier and highly acclaimed chef Christopher Bates and his wife Isabel Bogadtke, as they prepare a combination of courses that will satisfy the appetite of every attendee, and perfectly pair with wines produced at Bellangelo. Bates and Bogadtke recently opened the FLX Wienery to rave reviews for its fresh take on classic comfort foods. The brunch will be served on Bellangelo’s gorgeous terrace overlooking Seneca Lake.
Co-Owner Christopher Missick stated, “We wanted to combine two great celebrations for our first Sunday morning brunch: Father’s Day, and the conclusion of the Second Annual Wine Symposium of the Finger Lakes. We are fortunate to have one of the most beautiful views of Seneca Lake from our winery, and we hope to create a truly wonderful food and wine experience in our bucolic setting as we celebrate these two milestones.”
The entire line of Bellangelo wines, from their nearly 9 currently available Rieslings to delicious reds, will be available to customers by the glass. Additional locally produced beverages will be available for purchase, including pints of craft beer and tastes of cocktails produced from Finger Lakes distilled spirits. From FLX Mimosa’s to FLX Bloody Mary’s, the event focused around a menu of locally sourced foods is sure to become a family tradition for those who love the beauty of the region, Finger Lakes wines, and Finger Lakes cuisine.
For questions or reservations, please call the winery at (607) 243-8602. Tickets are $27.99, and may be purchased at the winery or online by visiting Bellangelo.com and clicking the Brunch button on the homepage. Each ticket includes two rich and filling brunch courses, and each pair of tickets includes a bottle of Bellangelo’s bestselling Moscato.
Villa Bellangelo, owned by the Missick Family, is beautifully located on the west side of Seneca Lake, about ten minutes north of Glenora Winery. Since purchasing the property, the winery has been entirely renovated and have produced wines that are consistently praised by knowledgable consumers and critics alike.
Chef Christopher Bates’ Bellangelo Brunch Menu
Chilled Summer Soup (strawberry and rhubarb), black pepper syrup & herbs
“FLX Toast”: Five Spiced French Toast, Peach Compote, Ricotta
“Blue Crab Benedict”: Chilled Blue Crab Salad, English Muffin, Poached Eggs, Smoked Hollandaise
“Biscuits & Gravy”: Riesling, Black Pepper & FLX Wienery Sausage Gravy, Fresh Biscuits, Poached Eggs