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Italian Food and Wine Pairing Dinner in Carlsbad, California

andrew smelling


At my house on 24 January

at 16:00 (4-10 p.m.)

8055 Sitio Andalucia in Carlsbad CA 92009

Food prepared by Jason Holmes

Celebrity Chef of FOXNews 5 (see him on UTube)

Featuring a cooking class by Jason and wine pairing tips by Andrew

Learn step by step how to make 4 authentic pasta sauces!

How to match it with the perfect Italian wine?

Featured wines from Italy include:

Soave Classico Monte Tondo DOCG, Veneto 2011

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Corte alla Flora, DOCG 2010

Taurasi DOCG, 2008 Terredora Dipaolo

Cost for cooking lesson, 3 course meal & unlimited wine: $ 45.00

me plating puttanesca


1st Course

Crostini: Fennel Cured Salmon with Lemon Mascarpone, Chicken Liver Pate’ & Thyme,

and Egg, Asparagus, Red Onion

Wine: Soave Classico, Monte Tondo DOC 2010 / Soave Classico, Inama Vin Soave DOC 2013

2nd Course

Creamy Pesto Shells and Linguine al Puttanesca

3rd Course

Braised Pork Shoulder with Rosemary Scented White Bean Puree

Wine: Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano, Incanto DOCG 2010

Vino Nobile Montepulciano, Corte Alla Flora DOCG 2010

Chianti Classico Riserva, Incanto DOCG 2011

4th Course

Risotto al Barolo

Wine: Barolo, Rosa dell Olmo DOCG 2014 / Barolo Riserva, Barreri & Rovati DOCG 2004