In case you missed it in last week’s Houston Chronicle, click here to read the paper’s feature story about what makes our virtual wine dinner series so unique.

“For me, wine is all about friendship and about people. It’s a social lubricant and an opportunity for us to meet others,” said [guest] Amos Benning to Houston Chronicle writer Emma Balter. “I am so happy to meet all of you who are on this platform this evening.”

For our virtual wine dinner this Thursday, chef Angelo is preparing Pollo Marengo, a dish concocted on the spur of the moment for Napoleon after his victory at Marengo in Piedmont, Italy (our featured winemaker this week hails from Piedmont).

According to the New York Times: “In the middle of June 1800, Napoleon Bonaparte’s troops were engaged in battle with Austrian forces near the small village of Marengo in northern Italy. The battle was fierce, or so the legend has it, and Napoleon, of course, emerged victorious. And hungry. He asked his chef to prepare a meal quickly and the cook scoured the countryside looking for foods to prepare. He scurried around and discovered a chicken, olive oil, tomatoes, herbs, eggs and crawfish. Within minutes, a fire was started and the chef prepared a quick sauté of the chicken with tomatoes, oil and herbs. It is said that he garnished the dish before serving it with a fried egg and crawfish.”

We’re super excited about this dish and the wines we’ll be pairing with the meal this Thursday. We hope you can join us! Details below.

Dinner with Luigi Coppo
one of Italy’s most
dynamic young winemakers

VIRTUAL WINE DINNER

Thursday, August 13
7:30 p.m.

Please call (713) 664-7581 to reserve.

$119 per couple
$89 individual

Includes 3 bottles of wine.

Pick-up between 5-7 p.m.
Dinner at 7:30 p.m.

Guests will be provided with a Zoom link.

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Vitello Tonnato
Sliced veal with a traditional tuna sauce aioli
Coppo 2019 Gavi La Rocca, Piedmont, Italy

Pollo Marengo (Cottura a Bassa Temperatura)
Sous vide chicken thigh with shrimp,
porcini mushrooms, fresh tomatoes and egg
Coppo 2018 Barbera d’Asti L’Avvocata, Piedmont, Italy

Bignole alle Nocciole
Beignets with hazelnut cream inside a puff pastry.
Coppo 2019 Moscato d’Asti Moncalvina, Piedmont, Italy

Image via Dennis Jarvis’ Flickr (Create Commons).

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