Pochi Pop-Up returns - same venue, same menu ⋆ Antica Travel Co.
Our debut Pochi ma Buoni rustic Italian pop-up was such a success at the cellar door of Cargo Road Wines in June that we’re back on Saturday 15 August – rocking the same menu for all of those who missed out last time. The intimate event for 40 people is aimed at celebrating the coming together of good people, good food and good wine for good times.
Positioned as a ‘wild-style degustation dinner’, this is a wine-tasting evening with a difference. The menu features three courses of authentic Italian home-cooking based on providing warming and hearty winter fare. Each course will be paired by a wine from the Cargo Road Wines portfolio, with wine-maker James Sweetapple presenting the story behind each of the wines during each course.
“This is all about showcasing wines in an informal and fun setting, so you get the real flavour of the wines being complemented with a hearty, home-cooked meal,” explains James. “Our focus for the evening is on creating an experience of good food and good wine in good company, very much like a private dinner party but with the added bonus of being in a wine cellar.”
On the menu for the evening is a welcome glass with cheese platter; handmade pumpkin gnocchi with gorgonzola; lamb shanks in Cargo Road Wines Zinfandel with polenta; finishing with a homemade Tiramisu and dessert wine.These are all traditional Italian family recipes, handed down to our Chief Navigator and Pop-Up Proprietor, Paolo, from his grandparents. The menu features dishes that are meant to be shared in the darkest depths of winter, accompanied by excellent wine and cheerful company.
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