Casa Vinicola Zonin's Italian Culinary Experience Showcases Puglia Region With Help From Ritz-Carlton Chef Ezio Gamba
|CVZ's white wine Fiano was paired with a cuttlefish dish.|
This past week, members of the media, foodies and fellow chefs were invited to the complimentary, invite-only August edition of the Italian Culinary Experience, presented by MCI, Cioppino restaurant and winery Casa Vinicola Zonin. CVZ is Italy's largest privately-owned company, with 11 wine estates in seven regions for a total of over 10,000 acres. August's featured wines came from the Masseria Aletmura estate in the heel of the boot Puglia, paired with a delectable five-course meal prepared by Cioppino at Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne executive chef Ezio Gamba.
"Even though it was a small farm," Gamba said, "my grandmother was able to prepare a lot of different kinds of dishes."
The freshness of the ingredients used in the appetizer suggested they were just picked from a local farm. Gamba sources most of his ingredients locally, and brought all the ingredients with him from the hotel for all five dishes. To go with the appetizer is CVZ's most popular wine, Prosecco.