Sparkling wine is often relegated to pre- or post-degustation status. But, at this long, long dinner, you'll be sticking to bubbles all evening long. Because it's in sparkling varieties Prosecco, Lambrusco, Franciacorta and Spumante that chef Paola Toppi has found inspiration for each of the six courses in this special one-off dinner held as part of the Bolle Italia sparkling wine festival and Good Food Month. All in all, you'll get to try no fewer than 11 Italian drops.
The feasting and sampling will take place under the watchful eye of Bar Machiavelli's black and white projections. Formerly a tyre factory, the restaurant is now a paean to Italian culinary excellence, from the fresh house-made pastas to the cracking wine list. The dinner costs $145 per person but includes six epic courses and 11 (yes, 11) sparkling wines. You will be rolling out of there.