By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published May 29, 2007 at 12:14 PM

It’s promoted as a "black truffle dinner,”"but the June 14 culinary event at Dream Dance, the luxury restaurant at Potawatomi Bingo Casino, should be hyped for its special guest instead.

That’s because Emanuela Stucchi-Prinetti, a representative of the respected Tuscan winery Badia a Coltibuono, will be there talking about the wines being served as accompaniment to the five-course meal built around the smoky dark tuber found in Italy, France and Spain.

Stucchi-Prinetti is the great-great-granddaughter of Guido Giuntini, who bought the Chianti zone vineyards in 1846. Before that, monks had been there making wine for more than a few centuries (since 1050, in fact).

"A dinner featuring the black truffle is a rare treat for our guests,” said Dream Dance General Manager Nathaniel Bauer in a statement. “When you couple that with one-of-a-kind selections from Badia a Coltibuono, our guests will truly experience a night to remember."

Amen to that.

Dinner seating begins at 7 p.m. and a 6:30 arrival is encouraged. Cost is $125 per person (gratuity is not included). Make reservations by calling (414) 847-7883. 

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He has be heard on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories, in that station's most popular podcast.