Sunday, May 17, 2015

Seattle Sojourn!
Sea Salt travels to Seattle to attend Vias' annual Italian wine portfolio tasting.

First stop, Pike's Place Market to take in the season's offerings...








Second stop, the tasting....
 




One of our many tasting highlights, Il Chiosso wines of Piedmonte, from our friends Marco & Riccardo Arlunno. The two brothers are passionate and have an absolute conviction for growing indigenous grapes of their region, using traditional all-natural wine making methods for single-variety vinification that allows their wines to fully express the grape and the terroir. Earthy, elegant and ethereal, look for Il Chiosso's Gattinara, Ghemme and Fara wines produced primarily from the Nebbiolo grape at Sea Salt this summer. 






Saturday, May 16, 2015

A dinner at Spinasse Restaurant in Seattle


Apperitivo


2010 Borgo Maragliano - Blanc de Blancs

Baked Shigoku oysters with sea beans on aromatic salt



Vino Blanco 

2013 Vietti Roero Arneis

Antipasti 

Local spot prawns and roe with scrambled eggs 
and spring chives

Pio Tosini 14 month aged prosciutto with apples
Mixed baby lettuces with chives and hazelnut vinaigrette
Fennel salad with prosciutto cotto, green beans, arugula & fennel pollen mayonnaise
Pan Roasted asparagus with king salmon, croutons & salmon roe

Primi Piatti (Pasta & Risotto)

House-made tajarin 2 ways: with butter & sage and with Bolognese

English pea risotto with prosciutto di Parma

Lamb sausage stuffed ravioli with favas and pecorino


Piatti Secondi


Pan-seared Alaskan halibut with salsa povera of leeks and ramps

Vino Rosso

2007 San Fereolo Dolcetto di Dogliani

Milk-braised chicken with roasted baby artichokes

Braised beef short ribs with roasted morels and crushed English peas

Dolci e Digestivi

 Chocolate pudding with caramel, amaretti cookies and almond cream

Castellare di Castellina grappa