March 4, 2016  6 PM
Open House Happy Hour Tasting
4 stations for you to enjoy or expanding selection of imported foods!
Station #1- Live Pasta Cooking with: Gentile Bucatini alla Carbonara, Spaetzle with Speck, Ravioli Incaciati (chicken and prosciutto ravioli with butter, Pecorino Romano, Parmigiano Reggiano and Cinammon sprinkle)
Station #2- Direct Italian imports: The Ultimate Savories- Kazzen Salted Capers from Pantelleria, Sicily; Il Mongetto Bagna Cauda; Kazzen black olive paste from Pantelleria, Sicily; our new anchovies and octopus; Mario Fongo whole wheat grissini; plus a line up of our Italian olive oils; baguettes
Station #3- Wine: An assortment of reds and whites
Station #4- Charcuterie, cheeses & French desserts: A sampling of salumi, cheeses and homemade lemon tarts with Italian meringue from our French patissier Olivier
$15 at the door, no reservations needed.  Occupancy limited to 50

March 11, 2016 6 PM
Ribera del Duero and Priorat
Big, tannic, bold.  These Spanish reds are some of the best reds for grilled red meats, or just for sipping in the evening to stay warm.  We explore the differences between the Tinto Fina wines of Ribera del Duero north of Madrid and the bold, juicy and tannic Carignan and Garnacha Priorat south of Barcelona in this homage to Spanish reds. Served with Manchego, Roncal, Mirableu and baguettes
$15 at the door, no reservations needed. Occupancy limited to 50

March 18, 2016 6 PM
Sauvignon Blanc + Cabernet Franc = Cabernet Sauvignon
This is fun.  We will taste first the two mother grapes, Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc, from which Cabernet Sauvignon was born.  We will then taste Cabernet Sauvignon wines to see if we can see characteristics of both mother grapes in this red wine.  Served with cheese and baguettes.  $15 at the door, no reservations needed.  Occupancy limited to 50

March 25, 2016 6 PM
Easter Wines
Ideal whites for ham — Rieslings, Pinot Gris.  Ideal reds for lamb- Rhone Valley reds, southern Italian reds, Cesanese from the Ciociaria south of Rome, and Australian Shiraz.  Come and enjoy all these with a very special treat of piconi, an Easter savory pastry specialty from Italy stuffed with Pecorino cheese, egg and pepper .   Served with an assortment of cheeses  and baguettes.
$15 at the door, no reservations needed.  Occupancy limited to 50