The Da Gustare event is back for a celebration of Spring and all excellent Italian products. Join us for guided tasting of, among others, wines, cured hams, the real aceto balsamico, cooking lessons, cocktail workshop, lectures, theater and live music. Meet our favourite small producers and importers of Italian delicacies and buy directly from them. You can also try specialties such as arrosticini and porchetta from Abruzzo, wood-oven pizza, pane frattau from Sardinia, with music and entertainment from our Sebastiano and more Italian artists.
Tastings and workshops: € 7,50 p.p. and € 10 the benefit tasting
12.30 Il giro d'Italia del norcino: Marina Vizzinisi will guide you on a tour of Italy through the ham and salami-specialties of different regions: she will let you taste the best products and show you how to recognize artisan's quality from factory-products;
14:30 All the thruth on real Aceto Balsamico Traditionale di Reggio Emilia DOP: Livia Mazzali lets you taste 3 award-winning traditionally made aceto balsamico: Gold quality has been ripened for more than 30 years, Silver for 20 and Aragosta/Orange for 10. She will tell about the production process, about "fake" balsamico, and will share worderful recipies
16.30 Il giro d'Italia del casaro: Italy is the land where they use the most different sorts of coagulating ingredients to make cheese. We all probably know rennet from calves, but did you know that pecorino di Farindola is the only cheese in the world to use enzymes from porc? Or vegetable enzymes? You will taste in this presentation different sorts of pecorino, parmigiano and other famous Italian cheeses and learn more on their peculiarities.
Wine tastings: 3 wines in 30 minutes € 7,50
13.00 All about bubbles: while Prosecco is the "easy" way to make bubbles, Franciacorta are the wines with a second fermentation in the bottle, just like champagnes. Eugenio of Podere Cavaga is coming to Amsterdam especially to tell how he makes his bubbles (with translation in Dutch adn/or English)
15.00 Discover autochtone grapes: Italy counts over 500 sorts of autochtone grape sorts that grow only locally to make wonderful wnes. Discover 3 of them with us.
17.00 The other Tuscany: There is so much more to Tuscany wine than Chianti, Montepulciano and Brunello, and you will try it with the Maremma wines of Casteani presented by sommelier Barbara Summa
19.00 International grapes the Italian way: you probably know already Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, but we will taste them in Italian wines from Tuscany and Lumbardy.
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