Abraham’s Vini e Capricci’s recent foray into the exquisite world of food and wine left those
attending the evening in awe of the food and wine pairings. The successful evening on the 11th of May was the result of an exciting collaboration at Vini e Capricci’s own Executive Chef George Borg and Taro at The Villa’s Executive Head Chef Adrian Buttigieg. Supported by their respective brigades, they presented a true gastronomic experience to the guests, whose star-studded list was led by the Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. “Excellence in quality is achieved through the symbiosis of imported produce and locally sourced materials. This brings out the strengths of the menu as designed by Chef Borg and Chef Buttigieg” said owner Abraham Said. Their strong passion and creativity in culinary arts, added Said, brought together concoction of the finest, freshest ingredients translated into a 5 course dinner, starting with imaginative canapés and delectable petits fours. “This has always been our target”, added Said, “the quest for excellence in the matching of quality products and discerning clients”.
The participation of Distillerie Berta, Donatella Cinelli Colombini, Livio Felluga and Michele Chiarlo, prominent distillery and wineries in the world made this evening a momentous one. The strong yet limpid grappa of the Distillerie Berta showcases a strategy for quality that has been refined over generations. From the deep heartland of the great Tuscan Reds, came the wines of Donatella Cinelli Colombini, who draws on years of old tradition and range of experience. Livio Felluga’s oenological experience descends through five generations of vine-lovers and particularly white wine, sweet or not as the case may be. The jewel in the Livio Felluga range of whites is Picolit, a supremely complex, warm and mellow wine that harmoniously unites sweetness and tangy acidity. A true “meditation wine”, Picolit is as subtle and precious as the old gold it evokes in the glass. Michele Chiarlo has been vinifying the essence of Piedmont, loving and developing one of the most incredible wine regions in the world. They cultivate over 100 hectares of vineyards between Langhe, Monferrato and Gavi which are among the finest crus.
For Michele Chiarlo, Distilleria Berta, Donatella Cinelli Colombini and Livio Felluga, the evening also signalled the relationship which along the years went beyond commercial interests and today they are part of Abraham’s family. Parts of the Vini e Capricci cellars were stacked with their exclusive stock. For these companies, this is undoubtedly a market while for the clients, this is definitely a portal for journeys into the mystical paths of the grape.
Footage: Miguela Xuereb