Monday, May 8, 2017

05/08 GINA STIPO, MOTHER’S DAY THE ITALIAN WAY, WENDY EACHUS, MADERA VINTNERS ASSOCIATION, SPRING WINE TRAIL ADVENTURE

ITALIAN CHEF & RESTAURATEUR, GINA STIPO - MOTHER’S DAY THE ITALIAN WAY

Chef Gina Stipo is the Executive Chef and owner of At The Italian Table, a dining experience that showcases her knowledge of Tuscan gastronomy and her experience at the helm of a renowned Italian cooking school that she owned and operated for thirteen years. Locals, as well as travelers to the area, will find At the Italian Table is a culinary gem that features some of the most authentic Italian cuisine outside of Italy.

MOTHER’S DAY THE ITALIAN WAY
Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to bring together la famiglia and celebrate mom over great food and wine. Join Italian-American chef, Gina Stipo, of Louisville’s At The Italian Table, a communal dining destination that evokes a family home in the Tuscan countryside. Booked weeks in advance, once you taste Gina’s recipes, you’ll want to incorporate them into all of your family’s holiday traditions.

HERE ARE SOME GREAT IDEAS FOR MOTHER'S DAY ITALIAN CUISINE:

APPETIZERS, PASTA & MAIN DISHES 

  • Antipasto:  Crespelle in brodo – Parmigiano crepes in a rich broth
  • Primo:  Garganelli pasta with peas, prosciutto and cream - this hand-rolled pasta from Emilia Romagna offers great visuals!
  • Gina’s grilled lamb chops - Gina will share her tips & tricks to grilling your favorite cuts while ensuring the best results
  • Verdure dell’estate arrosto (roasted seasonal vegetables)
  • Spring salad of escarole, wild herbs, pea shoots and mint 

DESSERTS 

  • Blood Orange Cake with hazelnut gelato
  • Torta di Riso – classic Tuscan rice & lemon cake
  • Panna Cotta with strawberries & chocolate ganache drizzle

ABOUT At the Italian Table – Cook, Dine, Wine
In the true style of an Italian osteria,  At the Italian Table in the Crescent Hill neighborhood offers authentic regional cuisine from Italy.  The two communal tables that seat 10 each make for a fun evening with great synergy, conversation and laughter.  The menu changes each day and is based on what is in season and fresh.  Chef Gina Stipo chooses and prepares the five-course meal for you, which includes an antipasto, fresh pasta or risotto, a meat and vegetable, salad course, and dessert. Dinners are Wednesday-Saturday at 7 p.m.  by reservation only.

When you arrive, you are welcomed with an aperitivo to get the evening started and when everyone has arrived they are seated at either of the two refectory tables brought from Tuscany.  Due to Chef Stipo’s many years living in Italy, all the decor, furniture and tableware has been imported from Italy and makes for a warm and cozy home atmosphere.dining room after

Whether you’ve been to Italy and long to recreate the beauty and style of your dining experience there, or you dream of Italy and would love to eat like an Italian for an evening, or you are searching for an interesting way to enjoy a meal out, At the Italian Table on Frankfort Ave is Tutto Italiano! – everything Italian.

On Tuesdays, cooking classes are held which feature 3 courses of a typical seasonal Italian meal, including making fresh pasta.  Following the demonstration class, we will enjoy the dishes we’ve created together at the communal table.  Classes are $75 per person and payment is taken at the time of the reservation.

WWW.ATTHEITALIANTABLE.COM
 

WENDY EACHUS - EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATOR, MADERA VINTNERS ASSOCIATION - SPRING WINE TRAIL ADVENTURE IS MAY 13-14

VISIT MADERA'S BEAUTIFUL WINE COUNTRY FOR WINE TASTING, FOOD, LIVE MUSIC AND GIFT SHOPPING ON MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND

On May 13th and 14th, the Madera Wine Trail will host Spring Wine Trail Adventure. Visitors can travel to seven wineries and taste a wide variety of award-winning wines, enjoy live music, shop from specialty gift vendors and indulge in delicious food from local caterers and food trucks. Visit the scenic wineries and sip on wine while relaxing on outdoor patios and gardens on Mother's Day weekend! Whether you're new to wine or a connoisseur, there is something for everyone on the Wine Trail.

Visitors can expect a unique local adventure with special activities beyond wine tasting including winery tours, art shows featuring local artists, food, cheese and chocolate pairings at select locations, beautiful scenic views and relaxing outdoor patio lounging. Each Mom attending will receive a rose (while supplies last), and other special gifts can be found around the Wine Trail!

Plan to taste and take home award-winning wines! Participating wineries will have a large selection of excellent wines to choose from, many with special pricing and gift packages during the event.
 
Participating Wineries:
Birdstone Winery
Idle Hour Winery
San Joaquin Wine Co.
Fasi Estate Winery
Papagni Wines
Toca Madera Winery
Westbrook Wine Farm (By Appt. Only)

TICKET INFORMATION:                                                                            
Tickets are available for $25 in advance through May 12 and $30 the weekend of the event. A ticket includes a keepsake wine glass and is your pass to wine tasting on the Trail all weekend long! Tickets can be purchased online at www.MaderaWineTrail.com , and at these select locations: Toca Madera Winery and San Joaquin Wine Company.

Designated Drivers are free of charge and can pick up a pass at their first stop on the Trail. Transportation recommendations can be found at MaderaWineTrail.com. Ages 21 and over only including designated drivers. Groups of 16 and under only. No vehicles larger than limousine or small shuttle size please.

WWW.MADERAWINETRAIL.COM

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