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Best of Italy 2015

The Italian Association Hosts the second edition of “The Best of Italy” in Scottsdale
Sip Wine and Indulge in Gourmet Italian Food with the Top Local Italian Chefs and Wineries

Join us on Friday, October 16th, 2015, for a culinary experience that will leave your taste buds satisfied. The inaugural food and wine event will feature five top Italian chefs in the Valley and five top Italian wineries. The celebration begins at 6 p.m. and lasts till 9 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott Salt River in Scottsdale.





Where: Courtyard Marriott Salt River, Mark Ballroom 5201 North Pima Scottsdale, AZ 85250. Directions

Chefs (in alphabetic order)

At Best of Italy 2015 each Chef will prepare an outstanding recipe for all the guests. Each of the fabulous Italian dishes will have a specific Italian wine to pair.


Chef Chris Nicosia from Sassi  - Menu'

  • Roasted Baby Beets with Ricotta di Bufala and Pistachio
  • Pesto Cavatelli with Wild Boar Ragu and Pecorino

Chef Gio Osso from Virtu' Menu'

  • Farinata con Pesto Bianco (Vermentino)
  • Panino di porchetta con salsa verde (Auxo Red Blend)
  • Gnocchi di castagne e ricotta al ragu di salsiccia e robiola (Niccolo V)

Chef Massimo De Francesca from Taggia Menu'

  • Insalata di scampi con radicchio, indivia, finocchio, balasmico bianco, arance rosso, e crema di limone (A salad of langoustines with radicchio, fennel, endive, white balsamic, blood oranges, and lemon aioli)
  • Spaghetti alla Chitarra

Chef Marcellino Verzino from Marcellino Ristorante Menu'

  • Salmon Tartare
  • Chef's Handcrafted Pasta with fresh sausage and shiitake mushroom drizzled with truffle oil



Vietti, Cesari, Fanti, San Felice, Cantine Catena

Prices (Event tickets will be available for purchase on-line very soon)

  • Online price (available up to 3 days before the event)
    • IA Members $99 $75
    • Not IA Members: $125 $75
  • Door Price (you can buy tickets directly at the event)
    • IA Members: $125 $75
    • Not IA Members: $150 $75

More details will follow! Stay tuned! Save the date!


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