Did you know National Prosecco Week is June 11-16 with special events in New York, San Francisco, Miami, Denver, and Chicago? Gratitude Gourmet was invited to a Prosecco DOC Masterclass and Lunch led by Tim Marson, MW at 54 Mint San Francisco where we enjoyed Roma style gourmet cuisine with Prosecco pairings including a lovely Organic NV Prestige Prosecco Mionetto Extra Dry paired with Pannacotta.
A Brief History
“Ed or ora immolarmi voglio il becco con quel meloaromatico Prosecco” (And just now I wish to sacrifice my mouth to that apple-aromatic Prosecco), said Aureliano Acanti in his “Roccolo Ditirambo” in 1754. Prosecco was enjoyed even in Roman times because Pliny mentioned it in his “Historia Naturalis”, and it was in the late nineteenth century that Prosecco first underwent secondary fermentation to become the sparkling wine that we all know today.
See the Pairings below with Slideshow Pictures. Salute!
Sorta Rustica - Savory tart with fresh ricotta, dandelion, spigarello, Local crescenza cheese
Pescetti fritti Deep grid Lake Superior wild smelts, caper mayonnaise, sea salt, lemon
Paired with NV Prosecco Brut Villa Sandi Il Fresco Treviso Brut and NV Prosecco La Marca DOC Extra Dry
Fava e Pecorino - Fava beans and pea shoots salad, pecorino black pepper, extra virgin olive oil
Paired with NV Prosecco Single Vineyard Vintage Brut Fontanel and One and Only Prosecco Millesimato Brut
Peace Local wild fish of the day, fennel purée, baby carrots
Paired with NV Prosecco Extra Dry Astoria and NV Prosecco Extra Dry Ca di Rajo
Pannacotta Vanilla panacotta, fresh berries
Paired with NV Prestige Prosecco Organic Mionetto Extra Dry