Wine Dinner at Jimmy’s Food Store

Recently we attended a Wine Dinner at Jimmy’s Food Store in Dallas.  Jimmy’s is an Italian Food Store in Dallas, TX operated by the DiCarlo Family for 50 years. Specializing in Italian Imports of food and wine. They also have an amazing meat market and deli.

I contacted Paul, the owner/manager, and asked if there was a problem preparing our food Gluten-free. Without hesitation he said, “absolutely not.”

Chef Joanne Bondy of Stocks and Bondy prepared the dinner and it did not disappoint.  Dinner menu below.

Chilled Tuna Salad {Ghiotta Style} – Tuna, white anchovies, capers, heirloom grape tomatoes, shaved Parmesan cheese lightly dressed with olive oil and lemon. 

Potato Gnocchi with Lobster Sauce – Paul, the owner manager tried both the fresh Gnocchi that was not Gluten-free and our Gluten-free Gnocchi and remarked that he preferred our Gnocchi (found in the freezer section at Jimmy’s)
Saltimbocca
Cobb Greek Organic Chicken with Prosciutto and Smoked Mozzarella- Tomato Basil Polenta -Vegetable Marinara Sauce
Amaretto Custard with Fresh Berries

The speaker was Lucio Matricardi. Lucio trained in Viticulture & Enology at the University of Bologna and the University of California at Davis. Lucio’s specialization became the study of baroque and oak aging. He has so much wine knowledge and is such a great speaker.

The wines we tasted were:

Mezza Mezza
Arancio Delalia
A
rancio Cantadoro
Mezza Teraldogo
Mezza Teraldogo “Nos”
Arancio Hedonis
Rotari Brut

All participants received a signed bottle of Mezza Teraldogo “Nos”.

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