The other evening I was fortunate enough to spend time with Katie at a wine tasting and 4-couse dinner at Clydz Restaurant in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
The evening began with each of the 12 dinner guests toasting the start of a wonderful experience with Proseco. As each course was presented to us, Katie introduced each wine specifically chosen to enhance that particular course. As the wines were introduced, Katie educated us about its history and regional characteristics. We began the tasting with a white wine from the Campania region of Italy, which was paired with four different cheeses. The second course, a smoked tagliatelle with wild boar sausage and broccoli rabe, was accompanied by a red wine, which was my favorite, Apollinio Salice Salentino. Our main course, we had a choice of beef, lamb, or fish with potatoes and sautéed artichokes. Each of the choices were perfectly presented and all of us enjoyed another fantastic red wine, Vigne Irpine Taurasi. We concluded the evening with a choice of three desserts, all delicious, presented with a marsala wine.
It was a wonderful time. Everyone appreciated Katie’s exceptional knowledge about each of the wines presented.
I am certainly looking forward to future food and wine tastings with Katie Parla.