IWF-DC 2021 Annual Meeting Wine Dinner

IWF-DC 2021 Annual Meeting Wine Dinner

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Following the 30-minute annual meeting, chef Christianne Ricchi will share the story behind her special i Ricchi Slow Food 4-course menu. Chef Ricchi is teaming up with sommelier Alicia Towns Franken who has selected wine pairings for the i Ricchi dinner and will lead you in a virtual tasting. 

Italian food is an extraordinary expression of local traditions and terrain rather than a homogeneous national cuisine. Every region has its own unique specialties. Chrisitanne Ricchi will take you on a journey to discover the immensely rich food traditions of Northern, Central and Southern Italy. 

The Slow Food Movement was started in Italy to prevent the disappearance of these priceless traditions and counteract the rise of the intensely invasive fast food (and unhealthy) culture. This is ever more relevant as we emerge from COVID isolation with a renewed awareness of the benefits of eating well.


Radicchio alla Griglia (North) Grilled balsamic radicchio, arugula, roasted red peppers and Taleggio cheese

Stracci alla Fiesolana (Central) Homemade egg yolk pasta “rags” tossed with mushrooms, sausage, tomato and parmesan

Pollo Saltimbocca alla Romana (Central) Pan seared chicken breast wrapped in prosciutto with fresh sage and white wine

Cannoli (South) A Sicilian tradition – fried pastry tubes filled with ricotta cream and chocolate chips

Wine Pairings by sommelier Alicia Towns Franken include :

Lambrusco Amabile, Poletti (North)
Ribellante, Pakravan-Papi, Tuscan White (Central)
Roma Rosso, Poggio le Volpi, (Central)
Passito di Pantelleria, Pellegrino (South)