Tag : italy

    Home / Posts tagged "italy"
20 August, 2015

Forage for Porcini in Italy with Punk Domestics!

Posted in : Announcements, Events, Travel on by : The Gourmez
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

My friend Sean Timberlake, founder of the beautiful Punk Domestics canning and preservation blog, has been leading hands-on culinary tours to Italy since 2012.  He has two coming up, 10/8/15–10/14/15 and 1/14/16–1/20/16, based out of the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. These are can’t miss experiences for those of you who love diving deep into food
Read more

8 December, 2014

Poggia Basso Grappa del Piemonte

Poggia Basso Grappa del Piemonte
Posted in : Grappa on by : The Gourmez
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Poggia Basso Grappa del Piemonte Ghemme, Italy 40% ABV This is my first grappa. Well, unless you count that one time I drank it while waitressing at Vinny Testa’s in Boston’s Back Bay. I assure you, you should not count that. But I think it was better than this? The grappa has a nutty smell,
Read more

18 June, 2013

Prix Fixe Fridays at Parizade

Posted in : Dining in Durham - NC, Events, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Parizade 2200 West Main Street Erwin Square, Durham Website $35 + tax & tip The last time I blogged about Parizade, a Giorgios Group restaurant, was all the way back in 2007, so I was due for a revisit even if they had not approached me to try out their new prix fixe menu. It’s
Read more

25 March, 2013

Ipsus Passito di Pantelleria Dessert Wine

Comments : 2 Posted in : Dessert Wine, Wine on by : The Gourmez
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Ipsus Passito di Pantelleria Dessert Wine Marsala, Italy This dessert wine is made with Muscat grapes, which are often used to produce sweet wines and fortified wines. Its color is light amber with rose tinges, and its nose is nectarine with subtle floral qualities including that rose again. It tastes wonderful. Certainly sweet, as expected
Read more

29 August, 2012

La Ronescina Pinot Grigio

Comments : 2 Posted in : Pinot Grigio / Pinot Gris, White Wine, Wine on by : The Gourmez
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

La Ronescina Pinot Grigio Collio, Italy This white wine smells mildly of cantaloupe, but no other scents jump out at me.  That’s probably because it’s extra chilled, which dulls the aroma — my bad. It tastes dry at first, but a sweetness swells up in the middle of the glass. The notes are vanilla with
Read more

14 March, 2012

Epicurio 2008 Primitivo Di Manduria Vendemmia

Posted in : Primitivo / Zinfandel, Red Wine on by : The Gourmez
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Epicurio 2008 Primitivo Di Manduria Vendemmia Apulia, Italy The nose of this wine made from a relative of the zinfandel grape is full of rich milk chocolate truffle with a hint of raspberry. The smell makes me rather excited to drink it, I must say, as truffles with raspberry are my favorite ratings, after all.
Read more