Hello Kitty Wine Pairing at ANTONELLO RISTORANTE


Sanrio fans rejoice! Because Now you can drink your favorite wine with a Hello Kitty Label! Antonello Ristorante and Sanrio will partner on an exclusive Hello Kitty Wine Pairing Promotion showcasing the Hello Kitty Wine Collection including a sparkling brut, sparkling rose, limited edition “Pink Sweet” (also a sparkling rose) and chardonnay. 

4-Course Dinner Preview

Antonello Ristorante will host a 4-course dinner preview event featuring dishes inspired by the global pop icon on Wednesday, October 12 at 6 p.m. located in South Coast Plaza Village (3800 South Plaza Drive, Santa Ana).   The wines will be available a la carte.  Those who cannot attend the kickoff dinner may enjoy Antonello’s 4-course Hello Kitty menu at lunch and dinner through November.  Call (714) 751-7153 for reservations or visit www.antonello.com for more information.

What’s on the menu?

The special menu will start with a watermelon salad featuring Hello Kitty-shaped slices complete with a white chocolate bow followed by a beet-infused bowtie pasta in an Alfredo sauce.  After enjoying an entrée of short ribs on a bed of risotto, guests will be served a flourless Hello Kitty chocolate cake topped with dark chocolate semifreddo.  The first 100 guests to make a reservation for the kickoff dinner will receive a Hello Kitty gift bag.  A raffle will be conducted to win a commemorative bottle of wine. 

“We are delighted to join forces with one of the most beloved characters of all time, Hello Kitty, and anticipate that the public will enjoy the wines with as much exuberance as they have for the brand in general,” said famed chef and restaurateur Antonio Cagnolo, proprietor of Antonello. 

Where is the wine Produced?

The Hello Kitty Wine Collection is licensed product from Europe and produced in partnership with Torti Wines.  It has had limited distribution in the United States since 2010.  The collection is currently available at specialty wine and grocery channels and served exclusively at Antonello Ristorante. 

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