ROMA couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome legacy winemaker Valeria Odero, one of Italy’s leading women of wine, for a virtual wine dinner this Thursday, January 20. Many of our guests will remember when her enologist, “it kid” Cristiano Garella, presented Valeria’s famous “white Pinot Noir” for one of our virtual events last year (it’s …

For this Thursday’s virtual wine dinner (the first of the year!), we’ll be sending our guests home with a bottle of Tenuta San Guido’s Le Difese. Most wine lovers in the U.S. have never heard of the winery. But they have almost certainly heard of its most famous bottle: Sassicaia, a wine considered by many …

Pinot Noir is grown across northern Italy and in a few notable spots in Tuscany. Some of it reflects a long tradition of growing the variety, in places like Trentino-South Tyrol and some would argue Friuli, although most of the Pinot Noir in Friuli was planted in the years after the Second World War. Pinot …

One of the most rewarding things about working at Roma is getting to share great Italian wines with our guests. Whether it’s a natural Dolcetto from Piedmont or a white Pinot Noir from Lombardy, the oohs and aahs on our guests’ lips make all the hard work worthwhile. And they remind us why we’re in …

THIS JUST IN! Giuseppe Vaira, winemaker at his family’s winery G.D. Vajra in Barolo, will be joining us for our VERY LAST VIRTUAL WINE DINNER of the year, Wednesday, December 29, 7:30 p.m. For those of you who joined one of the two virtual dinners we’ve done with Giuseppe, you know that he was one …

It’s a question we get asked a lot: Why do Italians eat seafood on Christmas Eve? It’s actually a very ancient tradition that dates back to the Renaissance and beyond. In cookery books published during that period, there are countless recipes for “meatless” or “Lenten” meals. That’s because the ancient Catholic calendar called for Christians …

For last week’s virtual wine dinner and seminar, we opened one of Montalcino’s most celebrated “modern style” wines, the 2016 Nardi Brunello, rated 95+ points by Robert Parker. The wine was astounding, one of the best (and one of the best values) we’ve opened in our ongoing series. This week, we’ll be making a 180° …

Merry Christmas! We hope you will join us on Christmas Eve for our “Dinner of the Seven Fishes”! Dinner of the Seven Fishes a traditional Italian Christmas Eve Feast Friday, December 24 Please call (713) 664-7581 to reserve. Antipasto Tagliatelle di Salmone Marinated salmon Tartare di Granchio Jumbo lump crabmeat topped with fresh avocado Carpaccio …

For this week’s virtual wine dinner and seminar, we’ll be heading back to Tuscany to taste one of Montalcino’s most iconic wines: Tenute Silvio Nardi. Brunello lovers rejoice! We’ll be sending you home this week with a bottle of 2016 Brunello di Montalcino, a top-rated wine from a top-rated vintage, one that rivals the already …

A lot of Nebbiolo and Barolo purists are going to be shocked by my admittedly provocative claim that Barbaresco is better than Barolo. Yes, it’s true that Barolo is known as the king of wines and the wine of kings. That saying dates back to the fact that it was the first king of unified …