This fabulous dinner at La Rei, in Serralunga, featured a number of oddball rarities, some of which I had never tasted. One of my friends dubbed it ‘The Night of the Forgotten Labels’ and it stuck.
Truffles, truffles and more truffles. That was the theme of this spectacular dinner at La Ciau del Tornanvento last week. Even on a Monday night following a huge weekend of tourism in the Langhe, La Ciau was packed, as it pretty much always is these days.
Centro Storico is one of my favorite places to eat and drink in Piedmont. I am not alone. Over the last few years, Centro Storico has become a huge hit with locals and tourists alike.
There is nothing better than enjoying a few special bottles at home with friends. Wine has a rare ability to create lifelong bonds, so it is especially rewarding to share those wines with people who have encouraged me from the very beginning.
I was thrilled to join the Cabernet Lovers of New York City earlier this year for a casual, informal dinner with some of our favorite Napa Valley Cabernets. The wines showed brilliantly, and highlighted the diversity Napa Valley is capable of.
Park Tavern offers an attractive combination of American classics mixed with French influences in a casual, informal setting. Chef Jennifer Puccio’s food is exuberant, bold and utterly irresistible.
I never miss a chance to get together with my Napa Valley tasting group. Our shared passion for the great wines of Napa Valley has been the catalyst for a number of fabulous tastings over the years.
I think it was the 1945 Conterno Barolo. Or maybe it was the 1931 Borgogno Barolo. Maybe the 1970 Mascarello Barolo Monprivato. Those are just a few of the most memorable bottles I have had the privilege of sharing with Il Professore.