Monday, December 6, 2010

December Weekend Wine Tasting and Special Event at Wicked Cellars – Fun at Luca’s Ristorante & Pizzeria – Small plate dinner at Lombardi’s Neighborhood Italian Restaurant’s Everett – Early Dinner at Diamond Knot Lincoln Avenue

Friday 5th December

Wicked Cellars
Everett Washington

Vietti Winery Wine Tasting Wicked Cellars Everett

This Friday Darren Burgess of Unique Wines presented wines of Vietti Winery Castiglione Falletto, Piedmont, Italy.

The history of the Vietti winery traces its roots back to the 19th Century. Only at the beginning of the 20th century, however, did the Vietti name become a winery offering its own wines in bottle.

Patriarch Mario Vietti, starting from 1919 made the first Vietti wines, selling most of the production in Italy. His most significant achievement was to transform the family farm, engaged in many fields, into a grape-growing and wine-producing business.

Then, in 1952, Alfredo Currado (Luciana Vietti’s husband) continued to produce high quality wines from their own vineyards and purchased grapes. The Vietti winery grew to one of the top-level producers in Piemonte and was one of the first wineries to export its products to the USA market.

Vietti 2009 Roero Arneis**+ crisp, floral, melon

2009 Moscato d'Asti "Cascinetta"*** peach, ginger good balance, low alcohol

2009 Dolcetto d'Alba "Tre Vigne"**+ black cherries, raspberry, minerals

2008 Barbera d'Alba "Tre Vigne"**+ bright acidity, cherry

2007 Nebbiolo Langhe "Perbacco"*** menthol, spices, hard candy

2005 Barolo "Castiglione"***+ spice, tannins, crisp acidity, what can I say it is a Barolo…


Luca’s Ristorante and Pizzeria Lake Stevens
Luca’s Ristorante and Pizzeria
Lake Stevens Washington
Two of our small grand daughters joined us for dinner, what fun…

Luca’s Ristorante and Pizzeria Antipasto Italiana
Antipasto Italiana***+ cured dried Italian specialty meats, served with grilled vegetable and olives

Luca’s Ristorante and Pizzeria Regina Margherita with meat balls
Regina Margherita with meat balls*** tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, Parmigiano cheese, olive oil, basil, meat balls

Luca’s Ristorante and Pizzeria VesuvIo Calzone
VesuvIo Calzone*** Stuffed with fresh ricotta cheese, mozzarella, prosciutto cotto (ham), salami, Parmigiano topped with tomato sauce mozzarella and fresh basil

Luca’s Ristorante and Pizzeria

Luca’s Ristorante and Pizzeria

Saturday 4th December

Special Afterhours Event at Wicked Cellars 
Special Afterhours Event at Wicked Cellars – Wine Tasting.

Wicked Cellars is available for private after hours wine tasting parties for any occasion, like birthdays, anniversaries, retirement parties, wedding showers, book club meetings, business presentations or just a get together with a group of friends to share a great evening of wine, food. They can provide everything including sumptuous catering and expert wine instruction.

Any event can be tailored to its participants, whether it's sequential tasting of French wines highlighting Burgundy and Bordeaux with blind tasting or just an interesting sampling of Northwest Wine and Micro-Brews.

Our event was a wine tasting with small appetizers. Fun was had by all…

Lombardi’s Neighborhood Italian – Everett
Lombardi’s Neighborhood Italian – Everett
Everett Washington
Ok, we were hunger after tasting wine and enjoying appetizers. So off to Lombardi’s we went. Decided to sit in the bar and try their $10 small plate bar menu, I’m glad we did…
Lombardi’s Neighborhood Italian – Everett Grilled Salmon
Grilled Salmon**** extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, Linguini

Lombardi’s Neighborhood Italian – Everett Sirloin Steak
Sirloin Steak**** sea salt, mash potatoes

Sunday 5th December

Diamond Knot Lincoln Avenue
Mukilteo Washington
Where better to watch the last half of the Seattle Seahawk game…
Diamond B.L.T.S.
Knot Lincoln Avenue
B.L.T.S.**+ 8 slices of bacon, mayo, guacamole, lettuce, roma tomatoes, burgundy onions and Swiss cheese
Diamond  Pepperoni Pizza
Knot Lincoln Avenue
Pepperoni Pizza*** marinara, pepperoni and mozzarella, olives


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