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Traditional Abruzzo Wine Dinner
March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$65
Importer Mark Cerimele will be cooking traditional family recipes and presenting his hand selected wines from the Abruzzo region of Italy!
Vini e Piatti
1) Aperitivo – Olive Ascolane
Wine Pair : Passerina Brut by Marchese Volante
Olives, stuffed with meat & wild Herbs then lightly fried is a culinary tradition of Southern Le Marche & Northern Abruzzo that goes back centuries. It is typically enjoyed as an aperitivo with a crisp sparkling wine – in this case, Passerina brut. Passerina is an ancient grape varietal native to abruzzo, Italy. Made with 100% Passerina grapes, this wine shows hints of white flowers, stone fruit, citrus, & crisp
2) Insalata – Antipasto alla Giuliese
Wine Pair: Trebbiano d’Abruzzo by Guido Strappelli
Mixed seafood salad typical of the Adriatic coast of italy. Trebbiano d’Abruzzo is quite possibly the best “seafood wine” in all of italy. People from all over the country visit Abruzzo’s Coastline for their fresh seafood paired with this local white wine. Aged in 100% stainless steel, flavors & aromas include hints of lemon, strong
minerality, and a beautiful saline finish.
3) Pesce – Cozze con Salsiccia in un brodo di limone, erbe, e vino Bianco
Wine Pair: Pecorino DOC by Guido Strappelli
Fresh mussels & homemade sausage in a broth of lemon, herbs, & white wine. Pecorino is one of the most unique & fastest growing white wines in the world. Thought to be extinct for nearly 25 years but now thriving in Abruzzo and Le Marche. Aged in Stainless Steel. Flavors & Aromas include stone fruit & subtle honey with a viscous mouthfeel & crisp acidity.
4) La Pasta – Chitarra con Pallottine
Wine Pair : Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC by Torre Zeda
This traditional pasta is most commonly found in the Teramo province of Abruzzo & is generally served on special occasions. The Chitarra noodle is only found in Abruzzo & gets its name from the unique shape of the pasta, similar to a guitar string. The Montepulciano d’Abruzzo by Torre Zeda is the perfect pairing for the tomato sauce in this dish because of its firm acidity & mellow tannins. Aged only in stainless steel for 6-8 months. Flavors & aromas of red Cherry, black pepper, & mocha.
5) Carne – Arrosticini
Wine Pair: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOCG by Guido Strappelli
The most typical meat dish of Abruzzo. Skewers of Sheep or Lamb, cut into perfect squares, basted with wild herbs & olive oil, then gently grilled. This particular Montepulciano d’Abruzzo holds the highest classification of Italian wine and was said to be the most representative Montepulciano in all of Italy by the Italian Sommelier Association. It is Aged for 3 years, with 2 years being spent in neutral oak and 1 year in the bottle. Flavors & aromas include dark fruit, leather, tobacco, mocha, figs, & fennel.