Domenica 10 Maggio appuntamento a DOCG Wine Experience: la Delegazione AIS di Padova vi invita a scoprire tutte le Docg italiane e una selezione di prodotti Dop provenienti da tutta Italia.
Vi aspettiamo con i vini Tommasi!
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Vino - A Taste of Italy

Here we are, ready for Expo Milano 2015! You'll find us at "Vino - A Taste of Italy" pavilion!
The Pavilion narrates and celebrates Italian wine and its terroirs, helping to explain and taste excellence Made in Italy, the outcome of 2500 years of history, culture, research and innovation. From the Domus Vini to the Terrace, the route is full of surprises (there is even an App) and a tour around the 5 senses of wine, the symbol of Italian Lifestyle. The world of Italian wine, its history and its future are to be found where the cardo and decumanus meet: in the WINE Pavilion at Expo, set up by Vinitaly and the Ministry of Agriculture to a design by archistar Italo Rota. A fascinating, interactive and multi-sensorial tour which unwinds over three floors: from the Domus Vini on the ground floor through to the terrace on the roof of the structure. Passing by way of the Wine Library on the first floor, an area for tasting great Italian wines - the result of passion and work, tradition and new technologies. From ancient Enotria to the Wine Store of the future (there is even an App), wine speaks of Italy and its 544 native vines - a unique feature typical of Italian lands and traditions. No other country in the world can boast such a strong and vital biodiversity, that has helped characterise a modus vivendi tracing its roots in the history of the peninsula across the centuries as well as defining the Italian Lifestyle known, appreciated (and unfortunately also imitated) all over the world.
Since London 1851, for the first time in the history of the Universal Exposition, an entire Pavilion will be dedicated to Italian Wine, highlighting that the story of life and food summed up in the slogan for Expo 2015 Milan - "Feeding the planet, energy for life" - also includes wine as an integral part of a balanced and internationally acknowledged dietary model. The tour of the VINO – A Taste of Italy Pavilion calls upon all five senses (taste, hearing, smell, sight, touch) to ensure total visitor involvement. Sounds, music, the great interpretations of wine in the arts and history (over 2,500 years) narrated through the skilful mastery of artists witnessing the interest of society as a whole towards 'planet wine'.
Almost unique experiences (the Winecard includes a glass and three wine tastings and may be 'recharged' only once, following the philosophy of responsible consumption of wine), with over 1,400 wines available on rotation during the six months of the event. The tour ends on the Terrace, an area where Italian wine-making companies and wine consortia will arrange appointments and guided tastings (the calendar is published in the tasting section).
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Discover the "Vino - A Taste of Italy" pavilion
Alla scoperta del Padiglione Vino - A Taste of Italy
Il padiglione celebra e racconta il vino italiano, i vitigni del territorio e permette di conoscere e degustare le eccellenze del Made in Italy, frutto di 2.500 anni di storia, cultura, ricerca e innovazione. Il mondo del vino italiano, la sua storia e il suo futuro si trovano nell’intersezione fra cardo e decumano: nel padiglione del VINO a Expo, realizzato da Vinitaly in collaborazione con il ministero delle Politiche agricole e progettato dall’archistar Italo Rota. Un percorso affascinante, interattivo e multisensoriale che si snoda lungo tre piani: dalla Domus Vini al piano terra, fino alla Terrazza a copertura della struttura. Passando per la Biblioteca del Vino al primo piano, un’area per degustare le grandi produzioni italiane, frutto di passione e di lavoro, di tradizione e di nuove tecnologie. Dall’antica Enotria all’Enoteca del futuro (c’è anche una App), il vino parla di Italia e dei suoi 544 vitigni autoctoni, una peculiarità tipica del territorio e delle tradizioni italiani. Nessun paese al mondo può contare una biodiversità così marcata e preziosa, che ha contribuito a caratterizzare un modus vivendi che affonda le proprie radici nella storia della Penisola, ne attraversa i secoli e ha contribuito a completare quello che è l’Italian Lifestyle, conosciuto, apprezzato (e purtroppo anche imitato) nel mondo. Da Londra 1851, per la prima volta nella storia dell’Esposizione Universale viene realizzato un padiglione dedicato al Vino italiano, a testimonianza che nel racconto della vita e dell’agroalimentare, sintetizzato nel claim di Expo 2015 Milano “Nutrire il pianeta, energia per la vita”, anche il vino è parte integrante di un modello enogastronomico equilibrato e riconosciuto a livello internazionale. Nel padiglione del VINO – A Taste of Italy, il percorso toccherà anche i cinque sensi (gusto, udito, olfatto, vista, tatto), per un coinvolgimento totale dei visitatori. Suoni, musica, le grandi rappresentazioni del vino nelle arti e la storia (oltre 2.500 anni) raccontata attraverso l’abile maestria degli artisti, che hanno testimoniato l’attenzione di intere società nei confronti del pianeta enoico.Esperienze quasi uniche (la Winecard offre in dotazione un bicchiere, permette l’assaggio di tre vini e può essere ricaricata soltanto una volta, secondo la filosofia del consumo consapevole del vino), con oltre 1.400 vini disponibili e a rotazione durante i sei mesi dell’evento. Termina il percorso la Terrazza, che prevede un’area in cui aziende e consorzi di tutela del vino italiano organizzeranno appuntamenti e degustazioni guidate (il calendario è pubblicato nella sezione degustazioni).

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23 Apr. | Surani wines at Monti, Munich


April 23rd we'll be at
Monti - Bistro & Feinkost in Munich (Germany)
with Masseria Surani wines!

Info and reservations:


Join us and a team of culinary experts on Seabourn's upcoming Taste of the Mediterranean Food and Wine Cruise aboard Seabourn Sojourn’s April 18 cruise from Piraeus (Greece) to Montecarlo (Monaco). We'll be on Seabourn Sojourn with ‪‎Tommasi‬, Masseria Surani and Poggio al Tufo wines!
- Cooking demonstration and guest menu by Seabourn's celebrity chef
- Extended Shopping with the Chefs outings ashore
- Tours of esteemed local wineries
- Daily tastings of local food and wine on board
- Special themed meals featuring local ingredients
- Festive deck events and gala luncheons with local entertainment
- Wine Appreciation Lectures and Tastings by our Guest Sommelier
Here's the itinerary:
18 apr 2015 - Piraeus (Athens), Greece
19 apr 2015 - Monemvasia, Greece
21 apr 2015 Amalfi, Italy
22 apr 2015 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
23 apr 2015 Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy
24 apr 2015 St Tropez, France
25 apr 2015 Montecarlo, Monaco
More info on Seabourn website!

Risotto with Amarone

1 thl Olive oil
2 x cloves garlic, minced
1 x finely chopped onion
400 gr Vialone Nano Rice
500 ml rich red wine such as Tommasi Amarone
550 ml vegetable or chicken stock, simmering
vegetable or chicken stock, simmering
80 gr grated Parmigiano
freshly ground pepper to taste
Heat the oil in a large saucepan and add the garlic and onion. Saute until the onion is transparent. Add the rice and stir to coat. Add half the wine and stir well, allowing the wine to be absorbed before adding any more liquid. Add the remaining wine to the simmering stock and bring back to the boil before adding any more to the risotto.
Begin adding the stock a ladle at a time, allowing each addition to be absorbed before adding the next ladle of stock. Remember to stir the risotto intermittently throughout the cooking time.
When the stock has been absorbed, remove the saucepan from the heat immediately and stir through the parmigiano and freshly ground salt and pepper to taste. Allow to "rest" for two minutes then stir vigorously and serve.

Carnival Frittelle

Carnival is coming… and at Borgo Antico Restaurant’s we are ready to cook... “frittelle”!
One of the typical Italian Carnival dessert, the “frittelle” are sweet fritters, delicious but easy to prepare on your own.
If you want to cook the perfect frittella, this is our chef’s secret recipe:
400g/16oz flour
3 eggs
1 cup fresh milk
6 tablespoons sugar
½ glass of grappa
1 lemon
300g/12oz raisins or diced apples
20g/1oz fresh yeast
1 pinch of salt
3 liters of vegetable oil (we recommend peanut oil)
Put the raisins in a bowl with water for about 15 minutes. Sift the flour. Combine in a large bowl 3 eggs, milk, sugar, a pinch of salt, lemon zest and raisins previously squeezed (or diced apples). Stir and add the yeast mixture and the glass of grappa. Let the dough leaven for about 20 minutes.
Add enough oil to heavy large saucepan to reach depth of 2 inches. Attach deep-fry thermometer and heat oil to 375°F. Working in batches, add 1 heaping teaspoonful batter to oil for each fritter. Fry until golden and tripled in size. Using a slotted spoon, transfer fritters to paper towels to drain. Mound fritters on serving platter and dust with powdered sugar. And enjoy a sweet Carnival!

The Seven Deadly Sins

Have you already choosen your Carnival party?
Here at Villa Quaranta we’re going to live the most luxurious Carnival ever, with a special buffet dinner and an exciting costume party dedicated to the seven deadly sins, in the fascinating and mysterious location of Borgo Antico Restaurant…
We want to satisfy our more vicious guests, so every corner of Borgo Antico will be dedicated to one of the capital vices:
Pride Corner
Golden artichoke vs shrimps tempura
Lust Corner
Champagne risotto with scallops and rose petals
Envy Corner
Amarone risotto
Ricotta gnocchi with Lessinia black truffle
Greed Corner
Crusted pork with Amarone emulsion and green apple mousse
Wrath Corner
Redfish broth with Lake herbs
Gluttony Corner
Chocolate souffle, passion fruit mousse, chocolate and chili biscuit
Sloth Corner
Terme della Valpolicella will present the new Diego dalla Palma’s collection and will show you all the secrets of winetherapy for the perfect body care!
Wines by Tommasi Family Estates and from 22 open bar and music with DJ!
Join us!