Well, the friends of Salvatore’s Gisellu’s smashing success, Urban Crust, located, in all places, old Plano, they came, they drank and they ate. And ate. And drank some more. And with long tables like that I wouldn’t be surprised if some of them got up on the tables and starting dancing!
|Owner Nathan Shea "in the zone". Urban Crust has made close to a quarter-million pizzas since opening 18 months ago|
|The event sold out in minutes, they had to "turn people away"|
|That was some mighty fine stuffed eggplant. Want the recipe?|
|Life is sweet! Homemade panna cotta with cranberry caviar and Mionetto sparkling Moscato Dolce|
Campodelsole Palpedrigo, one of my favorite wines and a winery I have made a mission to bring to flyover country. You want Sangiovese? Tuscany has disappointed you? Me too. So lets drink wine from Emilia-Romagna and move on with our lives. Let the Brunello and Chianti folks figure it out (or destroy it), we’ll just sip on wines from Campodelsole. To make it even more ironic, the Palpedrigo has 60% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet and 20% Merlot. And I like it, which shook my world because I usually don’t like Cabernet and Merlot in Sangiovese blends. But a wine made well is a wine worth trying and if it is delicious, who cares? Heck, Suckling would give it 90 points just looking at it, wouldn’t he Alice? Moving on…
|Most folks were sleeping when ace photographer and insomniac Teresa Rafidi grabbed this shot|
I’m about done here, just a post that I wanted to slip in because we had such a great time and it was in the spirit of what this blog is all about- the wine trail in Italy or Plano, who cares? Wild times in the Old West..
Thanks to Tore' and Nathan for hosting a great event. Merry Christmas and a big yee-hah to y’all! God Bless.
|The nicest guy in the wine business, Sean Koch, getting last-minute notes on one of the wines. Hey, Chef Tore', Sean has more kids than we can keep count of, would you throw him some more business? He has a lot of mouths to feed, too!|