Michelin-starred Chef Stefano Masanti partners with V. Sattui Winery on Thursday, July 27, to present a sumptuous midsummer menu at Fresh Starts Chef Events.

Chef Stefano owns and heads the kitchen at Il Cantinone in the Italian Alps, where his young memories include cooking with his grandfather in the family hotel. His menu:

Chicken & Mushroom Ravioli | Beef Cheek with Mustard, Potato & Truffle Purèe | Grandfather’s Vanilla Gelato with V. Sattui Madeira Zabaglione & Raspberries

An early voice in the Slow Food movement in Italy, Chef Stefano is an advisor with CHIC (Charming Italian Chef), a national association of Italian chefs that promotes creative cuisine while respecting the deep food traditions of Italy.

After meeting Tom Davies, President of V. Sattui Winery, several years ago, Chef Stefano took up his invitation to visit Napa Valley. He now closes the restaurant from April through November to spend the off-season as events chef at V. Sattui Winery, which will offer pairing recommendations for the July 27 menu.

Tickets are $60, including dinner; proceeds support shelter, housing and training programs at Homeward Bound of Marin. Make reservations online or call 415-382-3363 x243. Thanks to our premier sponsor, The Republic of Tea.