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Carrabba’s specialty wine dinners

Carrabbas wine dinner four course
Carrabba’s provided me with a complimentary meal for this review.

Back in March, Carrabba’s hosted the world’s largest wine dinner. It was to unveil their new selections from the restaurant’s wine list, which features 42 distinctive wines curated by Carrabba’s sommelier Brittany Deloach. The evening featured a four-course meal paired with wines from Carrabba’s collection. It took place simultaneously at all 244 Carrabba’s restaurants around the country.

But there’s good news. Even if you missed out on this, you can still take part in lovely wine pairing dinners at Carrabba’s as the restaurant has them monthly.

For $40 per person, guests of Carrabba’s wine dinners will experience a four-course menu featuring made-from-scratch dishes created by head chef Jay Smith with specially selected wine pairings, including: Chloe Pinot Grigio (Italy), Pieropan Soave (Italy), Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) and Joel Gott Zinfandel (Calif.).
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Sample unique wines at Carrabbas’s wine dinners

While the World’s Largest Wine Dinner was the official launch of the new wine menu, Carrabba’s will continue to introduce its new wine offering through a limited-time collection of Food & 

Wine Festival menu features, including:
  • Interesting Gems – New, seasonal selections that allow guests to experience new and notable wines, some of which are exclusive to Carrabba’s; the first edition features Pieropan Soave (Italy) and CasaSmith Barbera (Washington).
  • Festival of Wine Flights – This wine-tasting experience allows guests to explore wines from around the world paired with a small plate. Guests choose from three flights.
  • Signature Pairings – A special menu section that provides wine-pairing recommendations for Carrabba’s made-from-scratch entrées.

I don’t enjoy white wine very much but I loved the Soave (pronounced “swah-vay”) that was paired with out salad. I even had two glasses, which is a pretty good amount for me. I loved the reds too and the veal marsala was yummy. Plus, they weren’t stingy with the pours and do offer refills.

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$40 dinners include four courses with wine pairings

Overall, a four-course meal with wine pairings (and yes, the wines were unique and not something you easily find) for $40 is a pretty incredible deal. The next wine dinner is happening on May 23. The menu is delectable: Grilled Asparagus with Prosciutto, Tuscan Strawberry Salad, Short Rib Pappardelle, Gelato with Berries.

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Malika Bowling

Malika is the author of several books including Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More! and the founder of Roamilicious. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant. Follow us @Roamilicious on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the content not shared on the blog. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter (subscribe box below) and never miss a contest, giveaway or the latest must visit restaurant!