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Galletto Ristorante Announces Winemaker Dinner


Galletto Ristorante Announces Exquisite Menu for March Winemaker Dinner
Featuring  Gallegos Wines

Winemaker dinner in collaboration with Napa Valley’s Gallegos Wines on March 29th, 2015

March 25, 2015/Modesto, CA – As part of our Winemaker Dinner Series, Executive Chef Michael Goularte is pleased to announce our March Winemaker dinner menu, featuring wine and food pairings with Gallegos Wines. Five Gallegos varieties will be highlighted with a seasonal tailored five-course meal.

The prix fixe winemaker dinner will take place on Sunday, March 29, at 3:00 PM and is $125 per person plus tax and gratuity. Guests will enjoy our Wine Vault private dining room that is rustically charming and showcases our wine cellar while accommodating 20 dinner guests.  Reservations are required in advance and can be made by calling (209) 523-4500.

Executive Michael Goularte expressed, “There are many things to think about when pairing a dish, but in the end, you have to choose which part of the dish you want to emphasize and then match the wine to that element. When creating this menu I experienced the bold and crisp flavors of Gallegos Wines and knew immediately which dishes to create to best pair each variety.”


 First Course
 Crab Salad
frisee, watercress, herb honey dijon vinaigrette.
Paired with 2013 Gallegos Sauvignon Blanc 

Second Course
 Pan Seared Foie Gras and Diver Scallops
rolled pasta with scallop mousse, duck confit, provolone cheese, marsala reduction, micro basil.
Paired with 2012 Gallegos Chardonnay 

Third Course
 Rabbit Two Ways
confit leg of rabbit, grilled loin, radishes, baby carrots, turnips.
Paired with 2012 Gallegos Pinot Noir

Fourth Course
Duo of Buffalo
grilled tenderloin, roasted bone marrow, cognac and Fort Bragg berry reduction, sautéed baby kale, buttermilk smashed Yukon gold potatoes.
Paired with 2011 Gallegos Cabernet Sauvignon

Fifth Course
 Cheese Board
Fiscalini wrapped cheddar, bontazola gorgonzola, Ewetopia feta.
Paired with 2011 Gallegos Petite Sirah


Gallegos Wines is a family owned and operated winery nestled in beautiful Rutherford, California. Gallegos Wines is the product of three generations of farmers working to create flavorful and exquisite wine for others to share and experience. All the grapes are hand selected by the family during harvest. Gallegos Wines is in control of the integrated wine growing process, from preparing the soil to pruning to hand selection of grapes during harvest, and on to the crushing and bottling


Galletto Ristorante resides in a 1930s-era art deco former Wells Fargo Bank located in the heart of Modesto’s renovated downtown. Offering a rustic Northern Italian menu specializing in inspired cuisine, a variety of private dining settings, and an unparalleled wine selection. Galletto’s is located at 1101 J Street in downtown Modesto. Please call (209) 523-4500 for reservations or visit



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