Enjoy a flavorful exploration of Italian wines representing that
country’s diverse wine producing regions when the Sept. 23 wine course at
Tampa’s Pelagia Trattoria takes you on a “Tour of Italy.”
Wines from Casa Vinicola Zonin (http://www.zoninusa.com/) will be sampled along with a
selected infused-grappa available exclusively at Pelagia. Casa Vinicola Zonin is the largest privately
owned wine company in Italy with seven estates located throughout that country.
The program will be presented by Jodi Fritch, a sommelier, freelance
writer and blogger (@tampawinewoman). Each
wine will be paired with a complementary dish specially prepared by the
restaurant’s Executive Chef Andrew Basch and Chef Brett Gardiner.
Guests will also receive detailed information to review prior to the
Sunday, Sept. 23, tasting event. Cost is $30 person and includes materials,
wine and food. Gratuity is not included.
The tastings are from 4 – 6 p.m. Space is limited; reservations and advance
payment are required.
The following pairings will available for sampling:
Zonin Prosecco served with marcona
almonds and manchego cheese and an Italian Kiss (grilled prosciutto-wrapped fig stuffed with black
pepper blue cheese)
Altemura Fiano Salento IGT (Apulia) served with squid ink ravioli stuffed with shrimp and crab
Principi di Butera Nero D’Avola, Sicilia, IGT served with housemade gnocchi with pomodoro
Delle Venezie IGT served with veal milanese with hydro arugula
Pelagia Trattoria infused grappa served
with zabaione gelato lollipops with dark chocolate
Fritch (http://www.wineintampa.com/) has worked in the wine industry
for many years, initially as a retailer and later as a sommelier at a fine
dining restaurant. She studied at the International
Sommelier Guild and is currently an independent wine consultant.
The monthly wine courses are held in Pelagia Trattoria, located in the
lobby level of the Four-Diamond-rated Renaissance Tampa International Plaza
For more information, go to www.pelagiatrattoria.com.
For reservations, contact Trent Hoare at 813-433-8100.
About RLife LIVE
RLife LIVE (www.RLifeLIVE.com)
is Renaissance Hotels’ global entertainment program dedicated to providing
hotel guests and local patrons with an intimate and up close look into music,
culinary, arts, film, and more. Throughout
2011, RLife LIVE showcased an eclectic ensemble of emerging artists at various
Renaissance Hotels throughout the world and will be delivering a brand new
lineup of performances in 2012. The
program launched in 2010, and has included artists Robin Thicke, Thievery
Corporation, Bruno Mars, Robyn, Neon Trees and others.
About the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
Four-Diamond-rated Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel was recently
named one of the 2012 Best Hotels in the country by U.S. News & World
Report. In May 2012, the property received a TripAdvisor®
Certificate of Excellence award. Located at 4200 Jim Walter Blvd. in Tampa, the 293-room, full service hotel features
the award-winning Pelagia Trattoria (www.pelagiatrattoria.com) restaurant, a
newly renovated fitness center, an outdoor pool and 12,500 square feet of
meeting space. For more information, call 813-877-9200 or 1-800-644-2685 or go to