February 25, 2013 · 7:00 PM
Cotidie, which from the Latin means ‘daily’, is a new, elegant modern Italian restaurant in Marylebone Village. One of Italy’s most celebrated and award-winning chefs, Bruno Barbieri, has created an innovative menu featuring the finest seasonal ingredients, in a stylish yet informal dining room.
The theme for this event is the wine and food of Piemonte, a region with more DOCG wines than anywhere else in Italy. These wines are not cheap but worth every drop. The selection for tonight includes Prosecco di Valdobbiadine Bel Star NV (one of the best on the market, favoured by top restaurants), followed by Gavi di Gavi Villa Sparina DOCG 2011, from the very heart of Gavi. Made from the once almost extinct Cortese grape, it is crisp and lime-scented, retaining its freshness even when grown in hot environments, and is one of the most elegant whites of classic Europe. Then a Dolcetto D’Alba from Cantina Stroppiana DOC 2010, a gutsy red from the fertile Langhe area, delightfully smooth yet persistent, and finally we savour a delicious Moscato D’Asti, Ca’D’Gal Lumine DOCG 2010, from just outside the town of Neive. Also known as Muscat blanc a petit grains in Old Europe, this Moscato Bianco is a revelation, light and balanced, with a racy effervescence on the tongue.
The menu to accompany these delicious wines will be:
- Grilled tomino cheese wrapped in speck with prawn and thyme
- Mallard breast with Romanesco broccoli
- Hazelnut bavarese with pistachio salsa
If you have any food allergies or dietary requirements these can becatered for.
The event has been organised by member of this Meetup group Luisa Welch and I have reserved 12 places for the group. The cost of is £59 to include four glasses of wine, a three course dinner, service, VAT and wine commentary by Luisa.