Friday, November 14, 2014

Giveaway & wine dinner

Wow. I just returned home from the Indigenous Selections wine dinner at Seville Quarter.  The wine and food were amazing.  Adam Hoffman of Indigenous Selections was in town to present the wines.  Emily and I really enjoyed meeting him.  He is very well educated on Italian wine and food. It was so much fun to listen to him describe each wine and tell the history of the producers.  Chef Brandon Melton did a fabulous job of pairing the food and wine.  My personal favorite was the second course, Bucatini all'Amatriciana paired with a 2008 La Spinetta Il Gentile D'Casanova.  And wait. The dessert. Limoncello Curd Layered Pound Cake paired with a 2013 La Spinetta Moscato D'Asti Bricco Quaglia.  

Great wine. Great food. Great company. Great night. 
Sweet dreams.

 Smoked Wild Mushrooms in Pancetta/Italian Sausage and Fried Olives/
Creamy Crab in Artichoke with Aged Balsamic Syrup

 Contratto Vermouth Bianco

Em's favorite, the Bianca Vigna Prosecco (Venetto)

 Malvira Arneis was a huge hit at our table

Bucatini all'Amatriciana

Last but not least!

Thanks Adam!!!

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  1. Oh my gosh - looks like such a great event and can I please have that pasta and all the wine!? Have a great weekend!

    1. Thanks Biana! It was fun and I left feeling soooo full! Have a great weekend!

  2. That dinner looks great! I'm thinking we need to have Italian tonight... thanks for linking up. Enjoy the weekend!

    1. Happy to link up, Heather! If you have Italian night, look for Bucatini pasta. This was my first time having it and I loved it! Happy Friday!

  3. Yum looks delicious!!