La Bella Vita at Americanofeatured

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There are two similar sayings in Italy: la bella vita and la vita è bella. The former refers to the beautiful life, or the good life. The latter is the shining outlook that life is beautiful. If you are Matt Stuhl, Sommolier of Americano, and have the opportunity to taste over 200 wines during a 3-day world renowned wine tasting extravaganza in Verona, Italy, then indeed, life is beautiful ‘cause you’re living the good life.

Lucky for us, we can reap the benefits of Matt’s good life extravaganza at VinItaly, the largest Italian wine event in the world, because he has come home to Americano with some newly discovered vino that just happen to pair perfectly with Executive Chef Paul Arenstam’s summer menu:

  • Blend (Catarratto, Inzolia), Buceci, Sicilia, 2007
    Made from a little known white grape, this organic wine from Buceci will wow you with its light, bright nose with scents of the sea. Paired with Chef Paul’s Saffron Braised Halibut and Manila Clams on Toasted Capellini with English Peas and Aioli…if you close your eyes, you may just trick yourself into thinking you’re enjoying a sumptuous meal on a yacht cruising the Mediterranean.
  • Muller Thurgau, Terlano, Alto Adige, 2006
    Germanic influences in the Trentino Alto Adige region, along Italy’s northeastern border with Austria, reveal themselves in this varietal. This particular wine from super producer, Terlano, is a spicy and minerally white that goes perfectly with the Seared Sea Scallops with Braised Knoll Farms Pea Greens, or any scallop dish you might make at home.
  • Spumante, Rosé, Fantinel, Friuli, NV
    It’s summertime…and the livin is easy…especially with some of Fantinel’s sparkling rose on your lips. Rosé is the perfect every day wine right with its crisp refreshing compatibility with most summer foods, especially that juicy Hurst Ranch Burger straight off the grill.

With these phenomenal wines sourced from Italy available at your fingertips, la bella vita awaits. Don’t keep her waiting.

Americano Restaurant & Bar
8 Mission Street
(between Steuart St & The Embarcadero)
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 278-3777

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