From Chef Terri Terrell:
About: Ciao Asheville Continues its Cooking Class Series with Ricotta Gnocchi
Ciao Asheville teams up again with Metro Wines and Asheville-based q.b. Cucina for a ricotta gnocchi cooking class. You’ll get hands-on instruction from Sarah Ubertaccio of q.b. Cucina. This event will take place on Sunday, April 16, 2023, from 12-3pm, at a private local residence in the Beaverdam area with mountain views (address to be provided with registration).
You’ll work alongside Sarah as she demonstrates the skills to make this delicate gnocchi, plus a sauce perfect for a springtime pairing. What an ideal way to kick off spring! The class will conclude with enjoying the gnocchi and sauce you’ve made, a fresh salad, and wine.
"We invite you to cruise the food and wine stations, mingle, clink glasses and laissez les bons temps rouler!" says, Gina Trippi, co-owner of MetroWines. "Although rooted in religion, Mardi Gras has come to mean a time for everyone to let the good times roll and let tomorrow worry about tomorrow!"
The evening is not a sit-down dinner but a walk around Bourbon Street Bash featuring:
Ciao Asheville and Metro Wines kick off 2023 with an “on the house” tasting of Raffaldini Vineyards wine. The tasting is Wednesday, February 8th, 5:00-6:30pm “at the bar” at Metro Wines, 169 Charlotte Street, Asheville.
Raffaldini is located in Ronda, North Carolina, in the rolling foothills of the Swan Creek Wine Appellation within the Yadkin Valley. This family-owned winery brings Tuscan charm to North Carolina. Known widely as “Chianti in the Carolinas” Raffaldini currently produces only classically dry Italian style wines ranging from reds like Sangiovese Classico, whites like Vermentino and a sparkling Prosecco style wine.
This is a great opportunity to meet Raffaldini’s winemaker who will present several wines to taste and discuss the Italian varietals they grow. They also use an old winemaking method from north eastern Italy, called appasimento, to dry the grapes before crushing to create wines from North Carolina with more depth and character in this notoriously wet climate.
This event is free and no registration is necessary. For more information call Metro Wines at (828) 575-9525.