Melissa Monosoff’s Wine Classes at Savona on Fridays

Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Friday Wine Classes at Savona

Each Friday at 5:30 PM, Savona’s new Sommelier, Melissa Monosoff will explore wines from around the world featuring different grapes, regions and themes. The cost is $25 per guest and includes a selection of six wines (3 whites & 3 reds) as well as hors d’oeuvres prepared by Executive Chef Andrew Masciangelo.

Coming up: Discover the regions and grapes of Italy. From Italy’s Northwest Arneis, to Central Italy’s Sangiovese, to Nero d’Avola from the Southern region…Savona’s wine classes will provide a full experience from each area it explores.

For reservations, please call Whitney at Savona, 610.520.1200.

Savona is proud to announce the arrival of
Master Sommelier Candidate, Melissa Monosoff!

Savona Restaurant in Gulph Mills, PA is thrilled to announce the arrival of Master Sommelier candidate, Melissa Monosoff. Ms. Monosoff is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and has honed her skills at some of the top restaurants in Philadelphia, including the Fountain at the Four Seasons and Striped Bass. Melissa is also the consulting Sommelier to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.

Wine & Spirits Magazine named Monosoff one of America’s “Best Young Sommeliers.”  In addition, she was awarded the Bronze Medal in the national Jeune Sommeliers competition sponsored by the Court of Master Sommeliers and the Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs.  Melissa is the first woman in Philadelphia, as well as one of the first in America, to be a candidate for both a Master Sommelier and Master of Wine.

Says Monosoff, “I’m looking to introduce a wine list that is more approachable, with a balance of good value and collectables. The Friday night wine classes will be a great way to showcase our evolving wine list each week.”

100 Old Gulph Road * Gulph Mills, Pa 19428 * 610-520-1200 *

About Savona

Executive Chef Andrew Masciangelo’s Riviera inspired cuisine captures the culinary spirit of the French and Italian Riviera, focusing on the use of local and seasonal ingredients.

Savona is pleased to offer one of the largest wine lists in Pennsylvania, with over 1,000 wines from all over the world.

Originally a historical stone inn dating back to 1763 on Philadelphia’s Main Line, Savona’s interior is elegant with a rich Mediterranean appeal.

100 Old Gulph Road * Gulph Mills, Pa 19428 * 610-520-1200 *