In part two of beer v. wine, yelpers received a wine education while sipping on local vino at Rittenhouse Square wine bar Cichetteria 19. Wine reps were on hand to answer any and all questions while offering generous pours of the good stuff.
Local cheeses were available for nibbling, along with savory flatbreads, rich pâté, aged prime meatballs and more. Cichetteria 19 serves up locally-produced fare whenever possible, and a representative from Fair Food Philly was present. Venetian-born owner Andrea Luca Rossi made rounds throughout the evening to make sure guests were comfortable and well-informed about the wines and menu items.
As the event was winding down, bartenders busted out pitchers of scorpino, a classic Italian cocktail made with vodka, cream and gelato. Highlights Emmett M of the treat, "All I know about that refreshing little drink was that I wanted it in a 40oz. cup, and that I plan on imitating it for my friends this summer, only I'll be acting like it's my own creation." Well played, Emmett, well played.
Many thanks to Andrea and everyone at Cichetteria 19, plus all of the local wine and cheese representatives who came out on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon to talk about their craft. Thanks to Alex Sciarretta for snapping photos, which can be found here. And don't forget to check out reviews and comments on Talk!
Until next time,