It’s always a blessing to find someone with whom you share your greatest passion. To those of you who know me, it goes without saying, that passion revolves around the traditions of the Tuscan kitchen. Ever since I heard of Kim Wiss, Estate Chef of Antinori’s stunning vineyards in Napa Valley – ANTICA, I have been intrigued by her story. Southern girl, brought up in New Orleans, moves to Napa and then to Italy to work at renowned Florentine trattoria – Buca Lapi, Antinori’s wine bar – La Cantinetta, and then is personally tutored by Marchese Antinori himself. This women had my dream job!
So I had to meet Kim and invite her to cook with me here at i Ricchi. Italy, much like other countries around the world, is in danger of losing some of its most treasured culinary traditions, as people’s lives change and become more hectic. Enter two American women who fell in love with those traditions and who are devoting their careers to maintaining them.
Marchese Piero Antinori and his three daughters, Albiera, Alessia and Allegra (there are not only women in the kitchen, but also women in the vineyards!) bought the famous Atlas Peak property in Napa Valley in the mid 1980s and transformed it into ANTICA – a name derived from combining ANTInori and CAlifornia, blending Antinori’s traditions with Napa’s terroir.
Join Chef Kim and I as we prepare some of Marchese Antinori’s favorite dishes paired with his exquisite wines from their Italian and US properties. “Due Americane in Cucina” – Two American Women in an Italian Kitchen, Thursday, Nov 14, 2019 at 7 pm. Five courses – Five wines $120 (tax & tip exclude). Everyone will leave with a gift bottle of Antica Napa’s exquisite extra virgin olive oil!
TICKETS: Eventbrite –https://antinori2019.eventbrite.com or CALL: 202.835.0459 (Remember – ALWAYS FREE VALET PARKING)