Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Lovers Wanted!
A big, bold Southern Italian Red that
California wine folks are going to love.
with a menu created especially by
Chef Sandro Scarafile
WINE DINNER TO-GO
Thursday, July 22
$119 per couple
we regret that we cannot offer
single dinners for this event
Includes 3 bottles of wine.
Pick-up between 5-7 p.m.
with ricotta salata & vinaigrette
Costaross NV Prosecco Rosé, Veneto
traditional “ring” pasta with meat sauce
Bertiolo 2018 Cabert Pinot Noir, Friuli-Veneto
Roast Duck Breast
with fig reduction
Vespa 2015 Il Bruno di Vespa, Puglia
ROMA wine director Jeremy will be in Italy for the next three weeks: He’s teaching in the graduate program at the Slow Food University of Gastronomic Sciences in Piedmont wine country until early next month. He’ll also be tasting new vintages of favorite wines for the restaurant’s wine program. There will probably be some good eating, too! Stay tuned for photos from his trip on our social media.
But just ’cause he’s away, it doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy some favorite Italian wines and dishes at home here in Houston!
We have three amazing wines lined up this week to pair with Chef Sandro’s cooking.
The first is a Prosecco Rosé. This is a new category of Prosecco, blended with Pinot Noir, that was first released in late 2019. Since that time, Prosecco Rosé has become one of the world’s most popular sparkling wines. It has all the freshness and bright fruit that you expect from Glera (the main grape in Prosecco). But the Pinot Noir adds some more richness and red fruit notes. It also gives the wine greater depth, weight, and texture. It’s a really neat wine and we are thrilled to be one of the first restaurants in Houston to have carried it.
Next comes a Pinot Noir (red) from northeastern Italy where this noble red grape is still made in a light and extremely food-friendly style. Look for wonderful freshness and a touch of minerality in this lively wine, one of our favorite by-the-glass selections.
And then there’s the star of the show: The Salento Primitivo by Italian talk show host cum winemaker Bruno Vespa. He is a big fan of BIG in wine and this gorgeous red, made from the same grape used in California Zinfandel, doesn’t disappoint in terms of its bold flavors and sumptuous body. If you’re a Napa Valley Cabernet or Zinfandel fan, this is a wine that you need to know.
Image by Al Torres Photography.