ROMA’s Greatest Hits 2.0!

VIRTUAL WINE DINNER

Thursday, June 10
7:30 p.m.

Please reserve by emailing
event moderator
Jeremy Parzen
(jeremy@romahouston.com)
click link to send

$119 per couple

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.

MENU

Burrata, Fichi e Prosciutto
Cream-filled mozzarella, figs & prosciutto
Tormaresca 2019 Chardonnay, Puglia

Lasagne alla Bolognese
Classic Bologna-style Lasagna with meat sauce
Bartali 2017 Chianti Ducceto, Tuscany

Saltimbocca alla Romana
Veal scaloppine with Prosciutto di Parma & fried sage
in white wine sauce, served with sautéed artichoke
Cantine del Notaio 2017 Aglianico del Vulture L’Atto, Basilicata

For this week’s virtual wine dinner,  we’ll be serving some of our favorite ROMA “comfort food dishes” (see menu above). And we’ll be sharing a couple of our all-time favorite wines.

The star of this week’s flight is the Cantine del Notaio Aglianico del Vulture L’Atto from Basilicata, the region that forms the insole of Italy’s “boot.”

Many of you know Aglianico from Irpinia in Campania (near Naples). We’ve tasted a couple of great Aglianicos from that part of Italy over the course of the last 12 months.

But this week, we’ll be pouring Aglianico from an appellation that only true Italian wine insiders will know off the top of their heads: Vulture, pronounced VOOL-too-re, an extinct volcano in the middle of southern Italy’s breadbasket. On the valley floor below the vineyards, they grow some of the world’s most flavorful wheat in the region’s ancient volcanic soils. Above, on the slopes of the extinct volcano, they grow rich, nuanced wines with fantastic aging potential.

For Thursday’s event, we’ll be opening a wine by one of the appellation’s oldest and most respected wineries, the Cantina del Notaio.

We’ll also be pouring one of our favorite whites from Puglia, the Chardonnay that the Antinori family makes at their Tormaresca estate there.

And the new Chianti we just added to our list, a 100-percent Sangiovese by Bartali. This is classic Tuscan Sangiovese at its best!

We hope to see you then.

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