Lombardia Winemakers Dinner

On November 7th, I attended Dine Lombardia featuring a special menu created by Chef Neil Taylor at Cibo, paired with wines from the Lombardy region of Italy.

This dinner was one of five dinners that the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Vancouver is hosting this month to celebrate food and wine from five regions around Italy.

Now on to dinner and the pairings!

First Course:

Nervetti with mostarda di Cremona

Nervetti with mostarda di Cremona

paired with Casa Vinicola Negri, Rivoletto Lambrusco Montovano

 

Second Course:

Casonsel stuffed with salame, greens, raisins, amaretti and grana padano

Casonsel stuffed with salame, greens, raisins, amaretti and grana padano

paired with Monte Cicogna Santa Caterino, Lugana, 2009

 

Third Course:

Risotto alla Milanese

Risotto alla Milanese

paired with Tenuta Boffenisio, Bonardo Piacere Organic 2004 

 

 Fourth Course: 

Cazzuola alla Milanese

Cazzuola alla Milanese

paired with Casa Vinicola Aldo Rainoldi, Nebbiolo IGT 2008

 

Fifth Course:

Cheeses from Lombardy

Cheeses from Lombardy

paired with Tenuta Maggiore Amphorae Clelia, Croatina

 

Sixth Course:

Torta Paradiso

Torta Paradiso con Marscapone

paired with Caffe Corretto

 

Comments:  All of the wines and courses were well paired. My favourite dishes was the Casonsel stuffed pasta with salame, greens, raisins, amaretti and grana padano paired with Monte Cicogna Santa Caterino, Lugana, 2009; and the Risotto alla Milanese paired with Tenuta Boffenisio, Bonardo Piacere Organic 2004 and lastly the Torta Paradiso con Marscapone that I had on its own without the Caffe Corretto.

Cibo Trattoria is located at 900 Seymour Street in Vancouver

Italian Chamber of Commerce Vancouver has other wine dinners this month as well as many ongoing events!

By: Richard Wolak