Wine Enthusiast 2012 100 Best Restaurants in America

We've combed the nation for the ultimate wine-centric dining establishments. So what does it take to make the cut for our America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants list? These superlative hot spots have established themselves as standouts for wine lovers, boasting visionary beverage programs and innovative menus, with eye-catching ambiance and exceptional service. Along with our picks, the following pages are filled with exclusive chef and sommelier interviews, delectable recipes, top trends and wine bottles to savor. There's something for every taste. Click on the regions on the map below to find out which restaurants made it on the list.

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Fornelletto Cucina & Wine Bar

Description

Designed to be an extension of the menu, the wine list enables guests to enjoy the harmony between food and wine.

Region
Northeast
New to List
Yes
City
Atlantic City
State
NJ
Restaurant URL
theborgata.com
Menu Link
http://www.theborgata.com/dine/fine-dining/fornelletto/fornelletto-menu?popupWidth=532&popupHeight=560&_z=z
Wine List Link
http://www.theborgata.com/assets/pdf/fornelletto_wine.pdf
Phone Number
(609)317-1000
Wine List Description
The wine program is Italian-centric, with additional international offerings.
Perfect Pairing
For an ethereal pairing, Fornelletto suggests matching Tenuta dell’Ornellaia’s 2008 Masseto with Lamb Chops Scottadito—complete with roasted artichokes and sunchokes, sheep’s milk ricotta agnolotti and lamb sugo.
Riot-Worthy Dish
"Osso Bucco Milanese with Saffron Risotto and Gremolata, using a 24-ounce veal shank."
Destination Bottle Link Text 1
Emidio Pepe 1979 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Destination Bottle Link 2
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/wineries/gaja
Destination Bottle Link Text 2
Gaja 1990 Sorì San Lorenzo (Langhe)
Destination Bottle Link 3
http://buyingguide.winemag.com/wineries/tenuta-dellornellaia
Destination Bottle Link Text 3
Tenuta dell’Ornellaia 2008 Masseto (Toscana)
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