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Event Spotlight: Italian Wine Dinner at Orto

Six-course meal planned for Thursday night.

Wine geeks, prepare your palates.

Miller Place's Orto restaurant is holding a six-course dinner on Thursday night featuring Nebbiolo wines from northern Italy's Aldo Rainoldi.

Originally scheduled for October, the dinner – scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. – was postponed due to Superstorm Sandy.

Mark Grimaldi, who will be discussing the wines Thursday night, writes, "We'll be going through the different terroirs of the region with each wine, which includes drinking Aldo's extremely small production 'Sfursat' Classico - an Amarone-style wine where the Nebbiolo grapes are dried on straw mats for three months before being pressed and aged."

On the menu at Orta – which opened on North Country Road about a year ago – are tuna ricotta fritters, cod with trophy pasts, duck with walnut mustard, yogurt panicotta and more.

For wines, the following will be offered: a 2008 Brut Rosé, 2010 Ghibellino Blanco, 2007 Grumello, 2006 Crespino Valtellina Superiore, and 2008 Sfursat Classico.

A few tables are still available, and tickets are $75. See more here.

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