Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Dinner With Owner Vittorio Navacchia of Tre Monti Winery in Romagna At Ristorante Piccolo Georgetomw, Wash. D.C. 202-342-7414 $69 + Tip and Tax, 6 Course Meal, 5 Wines, WOW! With Robert Kennedy & Me, Anthony Quinn Si!

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JOIN US with Vittorio Navacchia , Robert Kennedy, Anthony Quinn at Ristorante Piccolo Tuesday, March 28th, 2017, 7PM ! See you there!

WE HAVE another busy week here as usual, no room to slide, to glide, to rest on our past laurels, just not an option at all!
And the weather is warming and I hope we have got the rain we needed for the region now. I planted two bags of grass seed in our front yard yesterday and that made me smile as I dug or made many small holes for the seed to take root! Then I watered, then we went off to a nice Thai dinner in Old Towne Alexandria before heading to the Metro Stage for a reading of the play : " The Men My Mother Loved " that was fascinating and had all four of us talking! I mentioned that it had us going like politics today with the simple difference that we knew it was a play and not reality.
WE HAVE A GREAT DINNER scheduled for Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 at Ristorante Piccolo , Six Courses, Five Wines with owner/ winemaker Vittorio of his own TRE MONTI in Romagna, Italy  :
Primi / First
Imported fresh creamy burrata cheese w/ sundried tomatoes, bell pepper & extra virgin olive oil ...
W/ Bianco dell'Emilio IGT " Bianco ' PALTRINIERI Emilia Romagna spumante Lambrusco di Sorbara - lilting, lovely, made bt Alberto ... a refreshing delight! $14/49 a bottle
Secondi / Second
Ravioli Ai Quattro Formaggio ( fresh housemade ravioli stuffed with four Italian cheeses, drizzled with a special shitake mushroom cream sauce
W/ Romagna Albana indigenous dry white grape variety DOCG , " Vigna Rocca " TRE MONTI , Emilia Romagna, fuller, richer, riper and longer lingering on palate, more body color, tones of apricot, honey migle with alive wildflowers, a lovely almond finish and texture, too that captivates ...
TERSO / Third
Merlozza Gremolata ( black cod pan-seared w/ lemon zest, Italian parsley, young garlic and capers
W/ Rubicone Bianco IGT . " Thea Monti ", Emilio-Romagna, UNIQUE, one-of-a-kind in Italy the Petit Manseng from southern France ( that is often blended with the Gros Manseng to make Pacherenc-de-Vic-Bihl whites , and more, sweet wines, too ) - made from 100% Petit Manseng, this wine is truely magical, special, bright, rich, showing like the perfect dream and fantasy now, note the jasmine, the pit fruit, honey great forward minerality that circles round your palate and embraces it till you all but surrender! Yes, si si si si si!
Quattro / Fourth
Salsiccia Ai Paisano ( roasted housemade Italian pork saussage w/ sauteed bell pepper and polenta )
W/ Sangiovese DOC Superiore , " Petrignone ' TRE MONTI , Emilio Romagna, Robert gave me a bottle to share at home with my family and we did the night Ella visited us from Paris, France, and we all loved it, and that was without a meal, imagine here now with this Italian pork saussage, my mouth is already watering in blissful anticipation! Medium-to-light-bodied, fruit-forward, showing really well already 2012, the 6 months in small barrels was just enough to give it pop, zing, and appropriate sass!
QUINTO / Fifth
Bistecca Ai Porcini ( NY strip steak rubbed w/ dried porcinin, grilled and served with grilled asparagus )
W/ Sangiovese Superiore DOC Riserva, " Thea Rosso " TRE MONTI, Emilia-Romagna : the 9 months of bottle-age for this 2011 releases all that extra aging and the various thicker, more viscous, more ' attaching - saturating ' layers of flavor of taste permeate, linger, w/ longing and persistence, insistence, purpose, pleasure and assured victory in it's quest to conquer and make us all but whimper with grazies and gratitude to have been allowed entrance to such a splendid Sangiovese Superiore trasure as this is and will continue to be as it ages and grows exponentially now!
Il Dolce / Sweet Everythings
Torta Di Mandorle ( a layered light almond sponge and mascarpone cream torte )
save some of your wine - do not let the waiters and waitresses take them all away, try some of these wines already sampled and see how, together, they assist one another in releasing hidden, undiscovered flavors in both that you did not know were there!

Taste tonight with Sotiris and Pierrina : three Italian reds, one Italian white :
1) ' Porcaloca ! ' @CantinaSanBiagioVecchioSangiovese Superiore 2014 from Romagna, Italy, On Special for $13.99, : earthy, a touch wonderfully dirty gritty, grippy, tart, tar, leather , accents of tobacco, nice with food, medium-to-light-bodied!
2) CASCINA Abramo's Selection ' I Carpini ' Colli Tortonese Barbera Superiore , ' BRUMA d'autone ', 2008, wow, an old bottle of Brabera with so muc...

Tasting tomorrow here 1-4pm Saturday afternoon with @AndyJones if @DadilusImporters if VA. Beer of @ThreeNotchBrewingCO of #Charlottesville #VA #40IPA 1-4lm. ... and two. CA wines : 1) #The clambake unoaked. Chardonnay 2014 Mendocino , ,,, 2) @Hooper206Vintners #Sangiovese #RussianRiverValley #DeNataleVineyard 2013 #SonomaCounty #redwibe #whiteWine #drinksomethingreal #supportWomensRightTiDecideThemselves 1-4pm, join us, #FreeWineTasting #SupportSmallBusiness everyone always welcome

Two tastings this weekend : Today on St. Patrick's Day we have a fine Italian wines, with Sotiris Bafitis and @PierrinaBianchini if her own selections from Italy, 5-8pm : three reds, one white, and Tomorrow: Saturday 1-4pm we have a California wine and VA beer tasting,too with Andy Jones of Madidus Importers
Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! Come by and celebrate with us, stock up, trade some good stories, too!

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Working on tomorrow's tasting with Sotiris Bafitis of his new fine Italian wines!
A @TreMonti winemaker dinner at @PicolloRistorante 3/28 $69 per person +tip, gratuity!

Tasting tonight if @3SistersAndABrother #Barossa #Aussie #Shiraz #RedEmf a/Casey 5-8pm join us!

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