We’ve all heard about Blue Zones around the world where people experience exceptionally long and enjoyable lives. One of these places is Sardinia, the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. So, if you could have their food, their wine and one of the local experts from this Italian island in your home for an evening, wouldn’t you want to do it?
This weekend, St. Michaels’ Simpatico made all this possible for a group of local citizens. And, yes, it all happened in their homes via ZOOM! The Spy was there for the fun and captured the experience first hand — it was an amazing evening for the sellout group of almost 30 households.
The wine from Sella & Mosca came from Simpatico under the able direction of owner, Bobbi Parlett, who organized the creative dinner party. The authentic four-course meal came from Osteria Alfredo. The four wines (yes, one for each course of course!) and the ready to eat food courses came boxed and bagged for easy loading outside of Simpatico in St. Michaels.
The participants, ZOOM instructions in hand, logged in ahead of the 6:30 PM start time on Saturday, May 2nd when the fun began. Bobbi welcomed the diners and introduced the guest speaker, Alfonso Gagliano, Sella & Mosca North American Brand Ambassador joined from Italy. He was a wealth of information about the food, the wine and the culture of Sardinia. Alfonso captivated all who followed along during an exceptional two hour journey of food and wine in a land far away.
Take a look at the amazing wine and food pairings….with Sella & Mosca Award Winning Wines:
1. Terre Bianche Torbato Alghero DOC 2018
Just awarded a Tre Bicchiere Award! One of Top 100 White Wines in Italy
Pane Carasau Flatbread & Pecorino Sardo Dolce
2. La Cala Vermentino 2017, 94 Pts James Suckling
Shrimp & Cannellini Beans with Lemon Oil
3. Carignano del Sulcis Terre Rare Riserva DOC 2014, 100% Carignano
Malloreddus Pasta with Duck Ragu
4. Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva DOC 2016: 100% Cannonau, 91 Pts James Suckling
Lamb Shank with White Beans & Sauteed Greens
Photo of the dinner group (page 1)…if you use, you might want to shrink down so names are illegible …..obviously, no one gave permission to use…
For more information about Simpatico please go here.