BUONA NOTTE: A Night In Italy (Class + Dinner @ Cobble)

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BUONA NOTTE: A Night In Italy (Class + Dinner @ Cobble)

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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One event on May 11, 2022 at 6:00 pm

cobble@bostonwineschool.com or text +1-617-784-7150 anytime


Here at the Boston Wine School, we know the best way to learn about wine is with food. Especially in the Italian tradition, wine IS food, and this one-night class + dinner will have you tasting wines and foods from the Alps to Sicily and everywhere in between.

We’ll begin with an informative, interactive tasting class, then roll into an unforgettable Italian wine pairing dinner created by Chef Emily Vena where you’ll put what you’ve learned into delicious use.

You’ll be speaking fluent Sangiovese and Montepulciano in no time!

PLEASE NOTE Wine & food menus are subject to change based on availability, inspiration, and whimsy!

WINE MENU (tentative) Prosecco | Pinot Grigio (Trentino, northeast Italy) | Dolcetto (Piemonte, northwest Italy) | Chianti Classico (Tuscany, central Italy) | Montepulciano (Abruzzo, central Italy) | Frappato (Sicily, southern Italy) | Primitivo (Puglia, southern Italy)

DINNER MENU (tentative) curds&co cheeses with seasonal jam & crisps | Berg-schetta (toasted Berg butter rolls, roasted pepper salad, aged balsamic) | Cabbage Caesar Crunch (garlic crumbs, crunchy parm, smoked caesar dressing) | Housemade Ricotta Cavatelli (tomato sugo, fresh herbs, parmigiano reggiano) | Fresh-baked Vanilla Cookies with chocolate semifreddo & stewed berries

ABOUT BOSTON WINE SCHOOL BWS is a 100% snob free zone where people come to learn how to taste, think, and talk about wine. And food. And history, geology, geography, you name it – all the ways people understand and engage with wine. We know how to make wine class a delightful workshop where you put what you learn about yourself and technical wine tasting into direct expression. Classes are small – usually 12 max – and our signature teaching style is interactive, technically informative, and deeply engaging. We teach and learn about wine by tasting wine, and equally important, our students learn about themselves and each other.

ABOUT COBBLE Hidden away on the second floor of the Coolidge Corner Arcade, Cobble is an unpretentious dinner destination with a casual dinner party vibe. With inspiration drawn from the pleasure of enjoying a meal without the burden of making a single choice, chef/owner Emily Vena personally cooks and serves her style of vegetable-forward, noncommittal Italian cuisine that celebrates seasonal ingredients. Simply bring-your-own favorite beer, wine, or spirits to enjoy and we’ll take care of the rest. https://DinnerAtCobble.com

ABOUT CHEF EMILY VENA Emily is proud to call herself a Brookline Village resident for the past 13 years. Before moving to Brookline, she graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York and spent a year in Italy studying and cooking regional Italian cuisine. Emily worked as a chef at La Morra, a Brookline stalwart, for over a decade before opening Cobble in 2020.

ABOUT JONATHON ALSOP Jonathon is founder & executive director of the Boston Wine School, author of The Wine Lover’s Devotional and In Vino Veritas, and a commentator for National Public Radio. His new book Wine Life: A Collection Of Verses will be published in 2022. Jonathon began writing about wine, food and travel in 1988 and has written many articles for the Associated Press, Frequent Flyer Magazine, La Vie Claire, Beverage Business Magazine, Mobil Travel Guides, Fodor’s Travel Guides, Boston Globe, and many others. Jonathon is a contributing journalist and commentator on a variety of wine topics as a monthly guest on NPR: WGBH/Boston Public Radio, Under The Radar With Callie Crossley, and Boston Sunday Review. Quarry Books published Jonathon’s first book, The Wine Lover’s Devotional: 365 Days of Knowledge, Advice & Lore for the Ardent Aficionado, in 2011, now available in Japanese and Chinese.


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