Wednesday, June 15, 2011

DOMODIMONTI WINES from Le Marche SCORE a BIG HIT at REMI Restaurant by Philip S. Kampe

REMI Restaurant (145 West 53rd Street...NYC) is known throughout the industry as a leader in VENETIAN cooking. The dining atmosphere is like no other. Venetian glass chandeliers are overhead. A bigger-than-life fantasy mural with a scene of Venice's Grand Canal takes over the dining room. Brazilian cherry striped floors complement this homage to Venice.

My homage that evening was to MARCO and LAURA SCAPAGNINI, newlyweds. MARCO is from NAPLES and LAURA is from PALERMO. Married in TAORMINA, Sicily on 30 April the Scapagnini's threw a small Wedding Party for their American friends at REMI restaurant.

The meal consisted of Caprese Salad and Vitello tonnato, paired with an interesting and alluring white wine, PASSERINA DOMODIMONTI "DejaV" 2009.

The pasta course, Rissoto ai carciofi, paired perfectly with another unusual white wine, PECCORINO DOMODIMONTI "La Coste" 2009.

Both wines are from two indigenous grapes from Le Marche, the PASSERINA and PECORINO grape. Both wines are worth purchasing due to their unique, crisp, long-lasting flavor and reasonable price point.

The main course consisted of Bistecca alla Griglia paired with a magnificent red wine, MARCHE IGT DOMODIMONTI "Il Messia" 2006

MARCO and LAURA SCAPAGNINI are in the wine business and have taken residence in Jersey City. MARCO is a Global Wine Brand Manager. LAURA helps MARCO with his business.

When you meet such wonderful people in the wine world--the world I live in--it is an honor to become friends with those who Stand Out...MARCO and LAURA SCAPAGNINI are two of them...

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