Category: food and wine

Prosecco DOCG in the Heart of Texas at Paesanos

It’s literally a stone’s throw from the Alamo: Paesanos, a Texas culinary institution for 50 years and counting. When people think of Italian-American communities in the U.S., the first thing that comes to mind is the wave of immigration from Italy that came through Ellis Island in New York in the late 19th century and early 20th century. But what a lot of people … Read More Prosecco DOCG in the Heart of Texas at Paesanos

Prosecco DOCG pairings: Baccalà alla vicentina (Vicenza-style dried cod), a Veneto classic

Some find it ironic that one of the most famous dishes of Veneto cuisine and one of the Veneto region’s most popular does not come from Veneto at all. In fact, the cod used to make baccalà (salt cod or stock fish, another name for the salt-cured fish) comes from the icy waters of the northern seas. Historically, baccalà first reached Veneto dinner tables … Read More Prosecco DOCG pairings: Baccalà alla vicentina (Vicenza-style dried cod), a Veneto classic

Villa Sandi Cartizze Vigna la Rivetta at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago (Torali Italian Steak)

In a city like Chicago, renowned for its steak and myriad classic steakhouses, it’s not easy to stand out from the crowded field of red meat venues. But when you’re Italian, the whole equation changes. One of the places we’re looking forward to experiencing when Villa Sandi visits the Windy City for the Gambero Rosso tasting next week (Wednesday, February 27; click here for … Read More Villa Sandi Cartizze Vigna la Rivetta at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago (Torali Italian Steak)

Prosecco DOCG: The ultimate seafood pairing…

There’s an old adage that food and wine experts are often fond of repeating: If it grows with it, it goes with it. In other words, when you are planning a food and wine pairing, consider what wines the growers pair with their foods. And find inspiration in foods and wines that are traditionally paired together. Most Italian food and wine experts agree that … Read More Prosecco DOCG: The ultimate seafood pairing…