April 6, 2010

April 6, 2010
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Photo from Bar Bambino.

If you love salumi, you’ve hopefully discovered the pleasure of pairing lambrusco with it. If you’d like further exploration, ~BAR BAMBINO~ is going full tilt and hosting a Festa di Lambrusco on April 12th. The four-course meal will be hosted on their back patio, and is limited to 24 people. Here’s the lineup:

Insalata: Giro di A1: Parmigiano-Reggiano, 12-year-old Balsamico Vecchio, Mortadella, and Arugula. Wine: ZiniVini Lambrusco Salamino

Pasta: Garganelli con Prosciutto, Piselli, e Crema. Wine: Fiorini Lambrusco Grasparossa

Secondo: Rabbit Braised in Lambrusco (I had to include this little tidbit about this course: “As an homage to Lambrusco’s infamy in decades past, we will be braising a rabbit in Riunite. Riunite has been the single most imported Italian wine to the US for the last 30 years. Served with creamy polenta and asparagi alla parmigiana, a classic dish of blanched asparagus with burro caldo (melted butter) and Parmigiano-Reggiano.”). Wine: Medici Ermete Concerto

Dessert: Torta della Nonna. Wine: Medici Ermete Bocciolo Lambrusco Grasparossa

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Love Grüner Veltliner? The Austrian Wine Marketing Board is hosting ~AUSTRIA UNCORKED~, a wine tasting featuring wines from 80 Austrian wineries, Austrian cheeses, and light fare at 1 Fort Mason on Monday May 3rd.

(Note: There is also a press/trade version of the event from 12pm-4pm.)