Organized in collaboration with some of the food and wine producers present on I Like Italian Food marketplace , the first tasting dinner took place last 26th of February.
Venue of the event was the restaurant Le Proposte di Corano (PC) where chef Danila, attentive connoisseur of the best ingredients for her restaurant, has skilfully used a selection of our network’s products to create an unforgettable tasting menu.
Appetizers started off with a selection of PDO cured meats from Piacenza paired with Blanc de Blancs Metodo Classico sparkling wine of the winery Tenuta Scarpa Colombi, perfect for its fine, elegant and mineral taste with a pleasant acidity.
Riso Goio 1929 DOP della Baraggia Vercellese (first and only rice PDO area in Italy) was the real protagonist among the first courses. Cooked with fresh provolone and Treviso radicchio, this risotto was very well matched with Rubeo IGT Puglia rosè, a wine with a fresh and very pleasant taste, produced by Cantine Nicola Ferri.
To follow, a typical dish of the traditional Piacenza cuisine met a noble wine from Salento: anolini with meat stock were paired with primitivo di Manduria DOP of cantine Jorche – a fine wine, well structured, with intense colour, aroma and flavours.
Guests were then surprised with a cheese tasting of Parmigiano Reggiano Malandrone 1477. A clock with increasing levels of ageing from 26 up to 144 months. Malandrone 1477, indeed, is recognized today among the best producers of Parmigiano Reggiano because of its unique offering of aged cheeses, each one of them maintains balanced, intense and never spicy aromas. The parmesan cheese tasting could only be paired with one of the finest Italian wines: Amarone della Valpolicella Docg of the company Roccolo Grassi.
Amarone is a wine of great character and personality, expression of a specific terroir – the vineyard Roccolo Grassi – that gives it notes of spices, tobacco, ripe fruits and herbs.
The last food and wine pairing is really worth mentioning: jam tarts with homemade jam combined with Niades of Cascina Garitina, a wine with unmistakable perlage and flavours, crisp and aromatic taste.
A dinner that featured some of the best producers of Italian culinary excellences. Definitely a success to repeat! Dates of upcoming events will be available shortly.
What else can we say except…Eat Italy Up!