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Star Chefs and Winemakers Are Coming to Town: Weekday Planner

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Star Chefs and Winemakers at Joe Fish

Star Chefs and Winemakers at Joe Fish

Guest Chef Italian Dinners at Joe Fish

One of Italy’s star chefs is coming to town, traversing the city all week with a few special dinner events, two of which take place at Joe Fish. On February 11 and 12, Joe Fish’s executive chef Joe Farina plays host to renowned Italian chef Maurizio Albarello of Antica Torre in Barbaresco, Piemonte. In honor of this great culinarian, Farina has concocted two evenings of seafood-focused five-course degustations, wherein both chefs will work in tandem. The menu features oysters, swordfish carpaccio, red snapper, and Albarello’s Piemontese specialties and pastas. Each course will come with wine pairings via winemaker and producer Paolo Saracco of Saracco Winery in Piemonte………………CONTINUE: 


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Wine Piedmont, Italy – The Piedmont wine region is located on the northwestern corner of Italy.  Piedmont wine region lies in the foothills of the Alps that form its border with France and Switzerland. The Valle d’Aosta is on the northwest and on the northeast is the province of Lombardy and Liguria forming its southern border along the Apennines.  Barolo and Barbaresco, which are made from the Nebbiolo grape, are two of the most well known wines from the region.  The majority of the area’s winemaking occurs in the provinces of Asti, Alessandria, and Cuneo. The capital of Piedmont is Turin but Alba and Asti are the focus of the region’s wine industry. Piedmont wine region is divided into five broad zones: Canavese, Colline Novarese, Coste de lla Sesia, Langhe, and Monferrato. Piedmont wine region has 45 DOC’s and 12 DOCG’s.  The 12 DOCG wines in Piedmont are: Asti, Barbaresco, Barbera d’Asti , Barbera del Monferrato Superiore, Barolo, Acqui, Dogliani, Ovada, Gattinara, Gavi, Ghemme, and Roero.

From Wineweb