For a Monday night, last night was way too much fun! We laughed, we cheered, we sang, we sipped some amazing Italian wines, and most importantly, we ate some delicious food!
I attended a 6-course Italian wine paired dinner at Rizzutos in Stamford! The credit goes to CTbites, the wonderful team behind Rizzutos and specifically Bill Rizzuto and his enthusiastic generosity.
This thoughtfully planned evening took us on culinary journey through Italy. We sampled wines from different regions and got to try some very innovative dishes paired and prepared by executive chef Tony Camilleri. For a wonderful, playful twist to the evening, diners were asked wine trivia and the winners got really special bottles of wine to take home as their prizes. The atmosphere was so charged with excitement that at one point Volare was started up on Karaoke machine and people started singing along! It was truly like a dinner and a show. :-)
Rizzutos is known for its authentic Italian fare with a twist of contemporary. I walked in there, expecting pizza and pastas. But last night’s dinner took me by a complete surprise. It was a wonderful and well orchestrated contemporary showcase of the chef Camilleri’s craft.
As we walked in we were greeted with glass of wine and Rizzuto's signature antipasti reception. BTW this is not even counted as one of the 6 courses!
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