After taking a bit of a winter break, we’re happy to announce the next in our series of New York Cork Report Artisan Dinners — this one with Anthony Nappa Wines at Orto, Chef Eric Lomando’s new restaurant in Miller Place.

Nappa, who many of you know as the former winemaker for Shinn Estate, has been making wine under his own label for a few vintages now. He brings a diverse winemaking background — having made wine in New Zealand, Southern Italy, California and Massachusetts — and has a bit of a cult following for his white pinot noir, named Anomaly.

Join us on Thursday, April 5 at 7 p.m. and enjoy Lomando’s five-course menu paired with four of Nappa’s wines — including the newly released 2011 Anomaly and sold out 2010 “Bordo” Cabernet Franc — and an English strong ale that he brewed.

Tickets are $55 plus tax and gratuity. Please call 631-862-0151 for reservations.


NYCR Artisan Dinner with Anthony Nappa Wines
April 5, 2012 at 7 p.m. @ Orto

Fava Bean and Pecorino Salad
2011 Anomaly
Tender Braised Beef Milanese with Pickled Vegetables
English Strong Ale
Sauteed Shrimp with Chorizo and Anson Mills White Corn Polenta
2010 “Spezia” Gewurztraminer
Grilled Pork Loin with Roasted Sunchokes, Spring Onions and Bacon Jus
2010 “Bordo” Cabernet Franc
Just-Made Ricotta with Honey and Raisin Walnut Bread
2010 “Luminous” Riesling
$55 plus tax and gratuity. Call 631-862-0151 for reservations.