Wine & Dine: Forconi Winemaker Dinner From Italy To The Intracoastal

We are honoured to welcome Riccardo and Silvia Forconi, of Tenuta Forconi,  to The Seafood Shack on January 12, 2017 for a unique and unconventional winemaker dinner featuring 4 fantastic courses and 5 wines.

The Forconi Family

The Forconi Estate is twelve kilometers (7 miles) from Florence on the hills behind Chianti, immersed in a landscape of vineyards, olive groves and woods which house lovely villas and stone farmhouses. The Estate has been a property of the Forconi family since early 1900 and consists of 21 rolling hectares of vineyards and olive trees. The wines of Forconi Estate beautifully express the endearing native character of the region – made with the same experience and appreciation for consistent varietal quality at a great value.


With more than one hundred years of viniculture behind it, the Forconi Estate has a long and great family tradition. The Grandfather, original creator of fine wines, handed down his passion first to his sons and later to his nephew Riccardo. In 2003, Riccardo decided to restructure the old vineyards and to purchase new ones. The choice to produce his wines in the classic method, obtaining products of high quality and finesse, can be seen as nothing short of extraordinary and innovative. In 2015, Riccardo began converting the entire production of the Forconi Estate to organic specifications and the organic certification will be granted by the end of 2017.

Forconi Winemaker Dinner at The Seafood Shack 2017


From Italy To The Intracoastal

Lucky for us, Riccardo and Silvia Forconi have a home-away-from-home in Bradenton, Florida and have spent several months here every year for the last 15 years. Gracious and welcoming, the Forconi’s invite you to meet and dine with them at a special winemaker dinner on January 12, 2017 in The Seafood Shack’s newly renovated Hunter’s Point room.

The menu will speak fluent Italian, with a Florida accent. Dinner is served the Italian way, family-style! Guests will indulge in 4 courses and 5 wines plus a Sparkling Wine Reception. The event is $60 per person (plus tax, gratuities and a processing fee). The event is limited to only 40 people. Don’t miss this wonderful (and delicious) evening!

Four Flavorful Courses


1st Course
Robollita Soup
Antipasti Plate

2nd Course
TOSCANO IGT White Bianco
Panzanella Salad

3rd Course
Ricotta Cheese Gnocchi
Pappardelle Pasta with Florida Wild Boar Ragu
Cacciucco alla Livornese (Seafood Stew)

Cantuccini with Miracle Berries

Forconi Winemaker Dinner at The Seafood Shack 2017


For more information, please call The Seafood Shack at 941.794.1235 (ext.4) or visit for tickets.

Must be 21 years of age or older to attend. The Seafood Shack Marina, Bar & Grill reserves the right to modify the event in any way, or at any time, and to cancel the event for any reason. If the event is cancelled for any reason, you will be refunded the full price of your ticket(s).