Ciao, my dear friends!

I’m back from my summer vacation in Italy and am looking forward to seeing you all again at our next Taste & Learn on Saturday, September 28th at 6 p.m. While Rosalba and I enjoyed plenty of la dolce vita—and were even able to share it with my son Mimmo and grandson Nico who came for a visit—it is wonderful to be home.


Rather than focusing on one winery, our next Taste & Learn will spotlight various vintages from around Italy. We’ll enjoy everything from a crisp, light Greco from Campania with our first course and end with a pair of highly-rated Super Tuscans you won’t want to miss.

Here are all of the wines, along with Chef Francesco’s outstanding menu for the evening:

Villa Matilde, Greco di Tufo, 2004
Tonno e Melanzana
Tuna tartare, eggplant scapece, tomato relish

Medici Ermete, Concerto Reggiano Lambrusco, 2018
Gnocco Fritto
Fried dough pillow, Prosciutto di Parma, crescenza cheese, onion jam

Tenuta Sette Ponti, Crognolo, 2015
Ravioli di Quaglia
Quail ravioli and asparagus

Tenuta San Guido, Guidalberto, 2017
Ribeye cup, lancinato kale, guanciale jus

If you’ve not attended Taste & Learn before or if you’re a regular who never misses a  month, here are a few tips to ensure you enjoy the best experience possible:

  • Taste & Learn is an educational presentation as well as an excellent food and wine experience. We want everyone to enjoy everything about the evening, so please be courteous and attentive while our presenters are speaking.
  • Both the wine merchant and our Chef will say a few words at each course. Please refrain from tasting the wine or the dish until they have each spoken.
  • Due to the ongoing popularity of our events, we have implemented assigned seating to ensure all parties attending together may sit together.

September’s Taste & Learn is always one of our most popular and at only $75 per person (tax & gratuity included) this is an incredible deal, so make reservations immediately! I look forward to seeing you soon.