Wine Pairings from Celli’s Osteria Go Cooking event:

Go Cooking is the reason we have five senses!

Our sessions offer an opportunity to enjoy your dining experience at a whole new level.  Area chefs offer a menu that is designed to intrigue and inspire you to taste different flavour combinations and textures and our added component of wine pairings ramp up that taste experience by accenting those flavours that stimulates your palette to react to the dish as a whole much like a work of art is painted separately but is enjoyed by one look.

Monday, January 8, 2013 we welcomed Chef Michael Stauffer from Celli’s Osteria, Burlington to kick off our Taste of Burlington/Go Cooking series presentation. Dawn Nickerson Ramsey, represented Bacchus Sommelier Services and offered the following pairing below…

Appetizer Pairing:  Ricotta Gnocchi With Roast Fennel, Radicchio & Piave CheeseFOLONARI SOAVE DOC Product # 176461

Product: Folonari Soave LCBO #: 176461 Price $:10.45
Region: Veneto, Italy Alcohol %:11 Vol(ml): 750
Grape(s): Garganega Vintage: 2010
Sweet Level: 😄
Serving Temp: 8° C Cellaring: Drink now-2 years

The Encounter:

On the Eyes: Pale Straw with Green Hue
On the Nose: Light Citrus Aromas
On the Palate: Crisp with Flavours of Plums and Citrus with Hints of Almond

Entree Pairing:      Chianti Braised Beef Short Ribs

Product: Crognolo Toscana
LCBO #: 727636 LCBO $: 32.95 Region: Tuscany, Italy
Alcohol %: 14 Vol(ml): 750
Grape(s): Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage: 2007
Sweet Level: 😄 Serving Temp: 14° C Cellaring: now-10 years
The Encounter:
On the Eyes: deep rich inky red
On the Nose: dark berries, soft leather, spices & earth
On the Palate: dried cherries, soft leather, well balanced with velvety tannins

Dessert Pairing: Caramelized Apple Strata with Hazelnut Zabaglione

Product: Frangelico    Product #: 169441    Price $: 169441
Region: Italy              Alcohol %: 20          Vol(ml): 750
Grape(s): N/A            Vintage: N/V            Sweet Level: SW
Serving Temp:16° C   Cellaring: N/A

The Encounter:

On the Eyes: Light amber
On the Nose: Hazelnut
On the Palate: Toasty hazelnut, hint of vanilla & white chocolate

The group as a whole gave these three pairings thumbs up.  If you have any questions regarding the above selections or combinations, you may contact Bacchus Sommelier Services at 905/635-4531 or visit www.bachussommelierservices.com .

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