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An Evening of Barolo, Barbaresco & Truffles, Flatiron, NYC

An Evening of Barolo, Barbaresco & Truffles, Flatiron, NYC

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Last night, I was invited to one of the most beautifully curated food and wine events. Tarallucci e Vino and Oddero Vineyards from Piemonte indulged us with a most marvelous evening of Barolo, Barbaresco & Truffles.

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The truly delightful Isabella Oddero led the evening as the wine ambassador for her family’s vineyards. The Oddero family has been involved in wine making for seven generations now.

 

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For Isabella, each bottle of wine has a story to tell which that takes us to the Oddero estate vineyards on the hills of the Barolo, Barbaresco, Moscato and Barbera d’Asti wine region. She has a true gift for weaving the effort, the sentiment, the passion and story behind each bottle into her words.

 

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With each sip of wine, I could taste not just the flavors she spoke of but the emotion that went into producing that bottle. She truly brought the bottles of Barolo, Barbaresco and more to life.

 

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Executive Chef Andrew Welch of Tarallucci e Vino had composed a stunning 5-course menu highlighting the region’s truffles. Each dish served was paired perfectly with the flavors of the wines being sampled.

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The food was truly outstanding. Chef Welch is a master craftsman at his art and each dish, though seemingly simple, has such layers of thought and complexity within it. The perfect symbiosis created between food and wine by both Isabella Oddero and Chef Welch was quite unforgettable.

 

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I cannot even begin to express just how seamlessly the whole evening flowed. Everything from the food, the wine to the company was incredible and I am so grateful to have been a part of this amazing event.

 

Here is some of what we ate and drank:

 

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Animelle paired w/ Langhe Bianco, Collaretto, Oddero ’11

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Tartufo Nero paired w/ Langhe Nebbiolo, Oddero ’11

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Tagliatelle al Tartufo Bianco paired w/ Barbaresco, Gallina, Oddero ’08

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Brasato al Barolo paired w/ Barolo, Villero, Oddero ’09

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Gianduja paired w/ Moscato D’Asti, Oddero ’13

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Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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The Elm, Williamsburg, NYC

The Elm, Williamsburg, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Burrata with Ocean Trout, Avocado Gazpacho, Gold Bar

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Telly’s Taverna, Astoria, NYC

Telly’s Taverna, Astoria, NYC

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Juni, Murray Hill, NYC

Juni, Murray Hill, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Prixe-Fixe

 

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Estela, Nolita, NYC

Estela, Nolita, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Everything

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Pure Thai Cookhouse, Hell’s Kitchen, NYC

Pure Thai Cookhouse, Hell’s Kitchen, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆½

Cost: $$

Must try: Nakorn-Patom Duck Noodles Soup, Egg Omelette, Wok Chili Turmeric With Beef

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Corkbuzz Wine Bar, Chelsea Market, NYC

Corkbuzz Wine Bar, Chelsea Market, NYC

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Soda Bottle Openerwala, Gurgaon, India

Soda Bottle Openerwala, Gurgaon, India

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Ivan Ramen, Lower East Side, NYC

Ivan Ramen, Lower East Side, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆☆

Ambiance:☆☆☆½

Cost: $$

Must try: Spicy Red Chili Ramen, Lancaster Okonomiyaki

 

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Sweet Buttons, Lower East Side, NYC

Sweet Buttons, Lower East Side, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance:☆☆☆½

Cost: $

Must try: Chocolate Cupcake, Caramel Tart

 

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Sweet Buttons on the Lower East Side is as cute a place as it sounds. Home to bite sized desserts, these tiny treats offer customers the opportunity to indulge more than just one dessert.

Housed in a fun space adorned with purple polka dots and sparkles, even the cupcakes shine with edible glitter. Offering everything from cupcakes, tarts, puddings and so on, one can really experiment with flavors and textures here.

 

The price point is great and the goods are really tasty, I think Sweet Buttons is definitely worth being checked out.

 

Here is some of what we ate:

 

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Brunch at Hudson Clearwater, West Village, NYC

Brunch at Hudson Clearwater, West Village, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance:☆☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Crab Monsieur, Baby Spinach Salad

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The Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, DUMBO, NYC

The Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, DUMBO, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance:☆☆☆

Cost: $$

Must try: Strawberry, Peaches and Cream

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Friday Night Dinners at the Natural Gourmet Institute, NYC

Friday Night Dinners at the Natural Gourmet Institute, NYC

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A Tasting Event at La Maison Du Chocolat, UES, NYC

A Tasting Event at La Maison Du Chocolat, UES, NYC

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Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary event. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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M. Wells Steakhouse, Long Island City, NYC

M. Wells Steakhouse, Long Island City, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆½ 

Service: ☆☆☆½ 

Ambiance:☆☆☆½ 

Cost: $$$ 

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Café Triskell, Astoria,NYC

Café Triskell, Astoria,NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance:☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try:  French Onion Soup
, Croque Madame

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Desnuda, Williamsburg, NYC

Desnuda, Williamsburg, NYC

 

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$ ½

 

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Jade Asian, Flushing, NYC

Jade Asian, Flushing, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Dimsum, special tasting menus 

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Laut, Union Square/ Flatiron, NYC

Laut, Union Square/ Flatiron, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance:☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Salt and Pepper Squid, Mee Goreng

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The Oneness-Fountain-Heart Restaurant, Flushing, NYC

The Oneness-Fountain-Heart Restaurant, Flushing, NYC

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Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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Il Punto Ristorante, Hells Kitchen, NYC

Il Punto Ristorante, Hells Kitchen, NYC

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Paname Restaurant, Upper East Side, NYC

Paname Restaurant, Upper East Side, NYC

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Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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Fushimi, Williamsburg, NYC

Fushimi, Williamsburg, NYC

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Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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Wa Jeal, Upper East Side, NYC

Wa Jeal, Upper East Side, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$ ½

Must try: Wok Roasted Diced Chicken w/ Thousand Chili

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