Recently I was invited to Abbottega for an evening celebrating the food and wines of Rome. Put together by Sara De Bellis (a native of the eternal city) and her staff, it was a night of great conversation, lots of photographers snapping pictures (and making me feel like I'd "arrived,") and terrific food.
Giovanni Caveggia, wine representative from Principe Pallavicini, gave a thorough explanation of Roman wines, as we enjoyed them between courses of Sara's home town picks, including in-house baked breads, and focaccia and... well, an abundance of delicious food. In between eating, I got to hang oout with with the hilarious Gennaro Pecchia, who kept me laughing in between keeping me in shots. Thank you, Gennaro. But most of all, grazie, Sara. Well done!
"ABBOTTEGA WINE & DINE"
A Cycle of Dinner Tasting Created to Divulge
the Italian Regional Traditional Culture
Tuesday October 28th
"Back to The Roman Roots"
The Traditional and Creative
Principe Pallavicini Wines
An Exciting Italian Story
of Wine & Dine
Crostino Mozzarella & Alici
Toasted Bread, Mozzarella, Anchovies
Frascati Superiore “Poggio Verde” 2013 Principe Pallavicini
Gnocchi alla Romana
Mezze Maniche all’Amatriciana
Half Rigatoni in tomato sauce, Pork Jowl and Pecorino Cheese
Cesanese “Amarasco” 2012 Principe Pallavicini
Costoletta d’Abbacchio con Panatura Rustica alla Mentuccia,
Pannacotta al Pecorino Romano e Puntarelle in Salsa d’Alici
Lamb Chop with Rustic breading and Mint
With Pecorino flavored Pannacotta and Puntarellein Anchovies Sauce
“Casa Romana” 2011 Principe Pallavicini
Crostata di Ricotta e Visciole
Italian Tart with Cherry Sauce
Ciambelline al Vino
Dried Mini Wine Donuts
Paired with“Stillato” 2012 Principe Pallavicini