5 Fusion Selects BendFilm for Charity Dinner Series

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Five Fusion Collaborative Charity Dinner Series

Monday, September 26, 2011 | 6pm

Partnering with Trattoria Sbandati to benefit BendFilm

The guest chef is Juri Sbandati and the menu looks amazing and includes a wine pairing with each course.  All proceeds for this dinner on Monday, September 26 go to BendFilm.  Tickets can be purchased at www.bendfilm.org or by calling our office at 541-388-3378.

Antipasti

Piatto di Formaggi Misti

Cheese plate of various imported Italian cheeses served with pears, Northern Italian fig jam and pine cone bud syrup along with a 25 yr. balsamic vinegar paired with Bisol Desidero Jeio Prosecco, NV

Insalata al Gorgonzola

Salad of tiger beets and the finest imported Gorgonzola with mache greens and walnuts dressed with a 25 yr. balsamic vinegar paired with Anthilia Donna Fugata 2009 Primo

Gnocchi ai Funghi Chanterelle

Handmade gnocchi with a chanterelle mushroom sauce paired with Barbera d’Alba Elio Grasso 2006 Secundo

Filetto di Manzo

Flame grilled filet mignon prepared with Ligurian salt packed capers, extra virgin olive oil and a crostino of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese paired with Allegrini Palazzo della Torre 2007 Dolce

Cantuccini di Prato con Vin Santo

Almond biscotti to dip in Vin Santo, a muscat dessert wine from the region of Tuscany paired with Vin Santo Falchini 2007

Guest Chef Juri Sbandati, Trattoria Sbandati

Dr. Juri Sbandati, born in Florence (Tuscany), Italy has quite simply been cooking all of his life.  He started alongside his mother, father and grandmother when he was a child.  They were all extraordinary cooks.  Then he learned from other professional chefs in the kitchens of Florence, Italy.

As a teenager, Chef Sbandati worked in Il Mercato Centrale (Florence’s Central Market) as a vegetable vendor.  Then, to put his way through Florence’s prestigious University, L’Universita di Firenze, Juri began to use his greatest talent and started to personal chef for an elite international crowd in Florence.  He ultimately graduated as a doctor in history, while also growing as a chef.  Dr. Sbandati’s clients quickly saw his talents in the kitchen, and soon Juri began to bridge his two passions – food and history.

Chef Juri moved to Bend with his wife, Kinley, in 2005, and ran a personal chef and catering company for 4 years before starting their next great venture, Trattoria Sbandati in 2009.

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