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Virtual Wine Dinner, join us on November 12th

Flavors of Abruzzo and Marche, Savory Pursuits Italian Wine Dinner

-November 12, 2020 6:30-8:30pm

Join us for Flavors of Abruzzo and Marche, a virtual culinary journey.

Joan and David Donatelle of Savory Pursuits, will guide you with recipes featuring the cuisine of Central Eastern Italy, Abruzzo & Marche. Nikki Erpelding Wine Educator and Sales Manager for Vineyard Brands will be your personal wine tour guide. She has chosen three exceptional wines from Grandi Marchi producer, Umani Ronchi, for this event. This region is nestled between the Apennines mountains to the west and the Adriatic Sea on the east. Considered Italy’s greenest region, Abruzzo and Marche have it all. Forte e gentile, strong and gentle is the motto of the region, describing the beauty and the character of the land and the people. Cook and taste along, or simply taste and cook later.


Antipasto: Plate Red Table Meats, Salumi, Marinated Artichoke Hearts, Olives, Pecorino Cheese, Crostini

Umani Ronchi Villa Bianchi Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico DOC Elegant white wine, golden apple, elderflower $12.99

Zuppa: Bordetto di Pesce -Seafood Stew

Umani Roncho Vellodoro Pecorino, Terri di Chieti IGT Crisp white wine, Lemons, limes, juniper berries, crisp stone fruit and herbs $18.99

Primo Piatto: Chitarra al Pomodoro- Square Shaped Pasta with Simple Tomato Sauce

Seconde: Carne Misto- Mixed Roasted Meats

Umani Ronchi Podere (2018) Montepulciano d`Abruzzo DOC red wine, Black berry, black pepper, cherry and herbs $12.99

Insalata Verde m- Simple Green Salad

Dolci: Pizelle and Gelato - Thin Wafer Cookies with Italian Ice Cream

Cost for the Zoom event is $25.00 (plus wine and food items, all available for pickup or delivery from Lunds & Byerly's, St. Louis Park, Chanhassen, Golden Valley, Plymouth, Burnsville and White Bear Lake) After you sign up, we will send recipes and link to virtual dinner.



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