Slow Food Norwich together with Raffles restaurants held a Le Marche food and wine evening in Norwich on the 25th January to feature wines from a Slow Wine producer in Italy.
The wines were all from the Le Marche region of eastern Italy and included the white Passerina and red Rosso Piceno together with the rare dessert cherry wine Vini di Visiciole. Other wines that evening were the lovely Pecorino and also a wonderful Marche Rosso and all these wines were served to accompany typical Le Marche dishes which were prepared by Nigel the very talented chef at Raffles restaurants.
Guests were treated to a starter of Gnocchi with asparagus, then a main course of an Italian lamb speciality called La Casseruola di Agnello e Fagiolo and finally to a wonderful dessert including a rare Sicilian lemon compote.
We were very pleased to find that the evening proved so popular and that all the places were fully booked with a full complement of forty eight guests at the event.
Stefano Zanotto gave talks about the different wines and Dermott from Slow food Norwich gave a talk about Slow Food and also the Le Marche region of Italy.
Slow Wine in Italy is part of the international Slow Food movement and Slow Food Norwich has started to work with some of the Slow Wine members in Italy to bring wines produced by small artisan farmers to the UK.
Stefano Milani from Selezione Zanotto is now working closely with Slow Food Norwich and also Sagratalia to import natural, organic and biodynamic wines into the UK and we will be hosting wine tastings both in Norwich and London throughout 2012.