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Italian Wine Dinner at Facci

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We just got home after a four hour marathon dinner at the new Facci, in Turf Valley.

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This was our first time attending a theme dinner at the new restaurant. We had a full component of guests in the back room in front of the floor to ceiling wine racks.

Thankfully, you can pace yourself when tasting 20 Italian wines and 3 grappas, if dinner is spread out over four hours.

We also had fun with a tiramisu tasting competition, to pick the best rendition of this Italian dessert.

Highlights of the meal. The wonderfully prepared handmade ravioli, stuffed with veal and served with a sage butter sauce. Polenta that was made with just the right hint of flavor and not gummy, which too many times is what happens to polenta.

The panna cotta in a caramel sauce, with blueberries and fresh whipped cream. Served with moscato. Great end to dinner.

The restaurant was hopping at 7 when we arrived. On a Wednesday night, during a government shutdown, it seems like it doesn’t affect the success of local restaurants in Howard County.

By the way, we saw that Grille 620 was open, and during our dinner, the importer told us that Petite Cellars should be opening next week. We saw them in there, stocking the shelves.

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Turf Valley Resort is becoming quite a busy location, now that the restaurants and stores are opening.

A nice evening out. We definitely enjoy the addition of Facci up here in the northwest section of HoCo.


About AnnieRie

Retired, I am following my dream of living in quiet west Howard County, a rural oasis, not far from the urban chaos, but just far enough. I love to cook, bake, garden, and travel. I volunteer at Howard County Conservancy. I lead nature hikes, manage programs and show children all the wonders of nature, and the agricultural connection to their food.

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