with Special Guest
Francesco Riviera
Sunday, September 25, 2022
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
73520 El Paseo - Palm Desert

$115.00 Per Person Winewomen PSP Members
$125.00 Per Person Non-Winewomen PSP Memberrs
Bring your friends or your favorite date!

ATTIRE ~ Desert Evening - Indoors

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Chef Mario's Tray Passed Appetizers
with Marinara Dipping Sauce
Prosciutto & Melon
Buffalo Mozzarella Tomato Skewers
 Voulevant with Italian Sausage and Mushrooms
San Felice Vermentino
First Course
Crespelle alla Fiorentina
Crespelle filled with Ricotta, Pecorino and Spinach
San Felice Perolla Rosato

Second Course
Tagliata di Pesce Spada in Salmoriglio con Melenzane Scapece
Swordfish in Salmoriglio Sauce
served with Sauteed Eggplant
San Felice il Grigio Chianti Classico

Third Course
Petite Filet Mignon con Porcini
Petite Filet Mignon in a Porcini sauce
Tuscan Fries
 San Felice Bell’Aja Bolgheri

Dessert Course
Pera Cotta ripieno con Ricotta
Poached Pear with Ricotta Cheese with Vanilla Gelato
San Felice Vin Santo

freshly brewed coffee and assorted hot tea
Our Evening's Venue Host

Chef Mario Marfia and Developer John Wessman perfectly combined their talents to bring a unique Italian dining experience to El Paseo in Palm Desert, and Downtown Palm Springs. They offer genuine Italian hospitality and traditional Italian dishes including homemade pasta, gourmet wood oven pizza, seafood, and roasted leg of veal.

Chef Mario also prepares nightly specials from all over Italy like the world’s best gnocchi, incredible meat dishes, Italian-style martinis and signature cocktails, and a wonderful variety of desserts and fresh salads. If you call ahead, Chef Mario will prepare his lasagna, tripe, spaghetti allo scoglio, or any other of your favorite dishes.

Chef Mario was born in Sicily and learned his skills working as a chef in the Mediterranean. He uses those cultural influences to prepare truly unique and special dishes each and every day. Save room for the ultimate light and tasty homemade desserts.
Our Evening's Wines Hosted
and Proudly Represented by

Our evenings's Special Guest is Francesco Riviera, US Sales and Brand Manager for San Felice Agricola. Francesco been representing the San Felice wine brands throughout the United States as the North and South American Ambassador for Societa Agricola San Felice since 2013. He was born in Florence, Italy, and attended the University of Florence. Francesco travels extensively throughout Italy and North and South America cultivating the San Felice brand introducing Tuscan wines worldwide. Italy is the largest wine producing country in the world with an annual wine production of 4.7 million tons of which 8 million cases of wine are produced in Tuscany.

San Felice is a medieval Tuscan hamlet nestled among the hillsides of Chianti Classico near Siena and Montalcino. The Estate is today a prestigious winery led by creative, innovative talents who have made great wines since the beginning, including the first Super Tuscan ever made in Chianti Classico, Vigorello. 85% of San Felice’s 140 hectares are planted to Sangiovese, confirming the estate’s propensity for producing a Chianti Classico truly representative of the local terroir as Il Grigio Riserva and the two Gran Selezione Il Grigio and Poggio Rosso. In 1981 San Felice ventured into other production zones acquiring the Campogiovanni Estate in Montalcino, starting to produce a Brunello that within a few years was named among Wine Spectator’s “Top 100”, and more recently, in 2016, acquired six hectares in Bolgheri, establishing the Bell’Aja brand. The historic medieval hamlet surrounded by vineyards was ultimately transformed into a 5-star hotel that has been the only Relais & Châteaux resort in Chianti Classico since 1992. Today, San Felice boasts close to 1700 hectares in total, 180 of which are planted to vine for an average annual production of 1.2 million bottles of wine made entirely from estate fruit. San Felice also has two wine shops open year-round at the estates in Chianti Classico and Montalcino that welcome wine lovers from all over the world.
September 2022
Winewomen PSP Dinner Benefits
For over three decades, The Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert
has been a valuable community resource for children and families to experience the
joy of learning about themselves and the world around them. The museum inspires personal growth by engaging curiosity and creativity through hands-on explorations
of exhibits and programs, as well as encourages family interaction. The Museum welcomes over 85,000 visitors a year and is the only children's museum in the Valley
The Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert is currently undergoing a $3 million reIMAGINATION fundraising campaign to reopen in early 2023 with 40 new exhibits and expanded programming for all ages. They are also getting Autism-certified whereby all staff members will have sensory sensitivity training and the Museum will provide sensory guides for each of the exhibits.