|The world's most expensive cannoli (o) James Ferris Photography|
Anyway, after we talked about some of the new Italian spots in town (Lucia, Dough, Nonna and Il Cane Rosso) Paula and I both asked if he had made it to Jimmy’s yet.
Down the street 5 minutes from Paula’s Mozzarella Company in Deep Ellum, Jimmy’s is in Old East Dallas, where many Italians settled in the early 1900’s. My grandmother and aunts; one aunt still lives there (at 95). So I get this email from Jasper:
Yeah, wow! Jimmy’s and Jasper that’s an Italian-American combination made in heaven."After Paula took us on a tour, we went to Jimmy's. I am in trouble. I bought so much I have to get a suitcase. How about that deli and the sausage? Wow!"
|James Ferris Photography|
I was thinking what wine would be best with it? The article about this special dessert had a picture of the Roederer Cristal, and that’s a pretty good choice. I also think something closer to the Sicilian mainland would be good, like a delicate Marsala, say from Marco De Bartoli, or a dessert wine from Planeta or Rapitala? Maybe too sweet, might be a little overkill in the sugar department.
But the Marsala from De Bartoli , two that I would love to see with a cannolo (or more, say like two cannoli?) would be the Vecchio Samperi, made according to their web site, “using the traditional Solera method, in which small quantities of young wine are added to wines of older vintages as they pass through a sequence of wooden barrels. The complex, harmonious result celebrates the fruit of many harvests.” Or the Vigna La Miccia, “classified as an ‘Oro’ or gold Marsala, which is a sweeter, fresher dessert wine produced using a cold vinification process.”
All this to say, it’s Friday, find some sweetness on the world to celebrate. Soon enough Monday and all that it implies will be back on our shoulders . Buon Weekend, y’all!
|L-R Paula Lambert and her "grower" Alfonso, Lisa and Jasper Mirabile|
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