A 4-Course Dinner paired with the wines of Il Botolo – Nov 11

Elegance, Quality, and Tradition of Piedmont

WineAlign is pleased to invite you to an exclusive dinner paired with the wines of Il Botolo at Ovest on Sunday, November 11th in Toronto. The wines will be presented by Ivana Pomposo, Sales and Marketing Manager for the Estate. Ivana, originally from Toronto, now divides her time between Milan and Nizza Monferrato in order to follow the winery’s business development. She is responsible for sales to several markets, including Canada.

Il Botolo Azienda Agricola is a family owned boutique estate winery founded by Roberto and Diana De Silva. It is located in Nizza Monferato, in the heart of Piedmont, one of Italy’s most famous wine producing regions. The Estate produces wines which are highly characteristic of the Piedmont territory: Barbera d’Asti DOCG, Nizza DOCG, Moscato DOCG, Brachetto DOCG. Il Botolo aims to achieve a variety of fruit flavors in their white wines and elegance in their red wines. “Botolo”, seen on the logo, is an affectionate little dog belonging to the family, and who is today the symbol of the Estate.

Expert agronomist Piero Roseo and enologist Lamberto Vallarino Gancia, whose name is linked to a deep tradition in Italian winemaking and whose institutional roles have gained him international recognition, are key figures in ensuring that the Estate wines reflect the elegance, quality and tradition of Piedmont.

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Event Details:
Date: Sunday, November 11th
Place: Ovest (788 King St. West, Toronto)
Time: Reception 5:30pm, Dinner 6:00pm
Ticket Price: $120 (includes HST and fees)

Tickets are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.


Menu and Wines:

Appetizers – 24 month aged parmigiano & artisanal cured meats
Paired with Il Botolo Piemonte Chardonnay DOC 2014

First Course: 
Cured beef, asiago cheese, pompelmo, olive oil
Paired with Il Botolo Barbera d’Asti DOCG 2015

Second Course: 
Risotto al Barbera Superiore
Red wine risotto garnished with braised short rib
Paired with Il Botolo Barbera d’Asti Superiore DOCG 2013

Main Course:  
Roasted lamb shank
Served with lentils, swiss chard


Salsiccia arrostita
Homemade grilled sausages, daily vegetables


Vegetarian a la carte

Paired with Il Botolo Barbera d’Asti Superiore DOCG 2013 Nizza

Homemade blueberry tarte
Paired with Il Botolo Moscato d’Asti DOCG 2016


About Ovest Cucina e Vineria:

Ovest is situated on King Street West, a short walk west of Bathurst Street. Upon entering the restaurant, John Tedesco and his team, offer a welcoming and warm atmosphere were everyone feels like family. The setting of the restaurant is reminiscent of an old wine cellar, offering large family style tables as well as tables for more intimate dining situations. The wine list, that has been compiled by John, offers interesting selections of wines and Prosecco which are displayed all around the restaurant. The kitchen, under the guidance of Executive Chef Rajan Chopra, crafts favourite Italian dishes, rekindling memories of Italy’s countryside and those wonderful home-cooked meals.

Ovest Restaurant