Franciacorta kicks off the holiday season in Rome

1 December 2023

As dictated by tradition, Franciacorta kicked off the holiday season in Rome with an exclusive dinner held at the Coffee House of Palazzo Colonna, in Piazza dei Santi Apostoli, a marvellous Roman Rococo-style location described as “the most delightful and delicate eighteenth-century space in Rome”.
The event was attended by many of the brand’s friends, well-known figures from film and television, high society personalities, sommeliers and journalists.

Guests included Eleonora Abbagnato, Caterina Balivo, Laura Chiatti, Massimo Ghini, Nicoletta Romanoff, Ludovica Bizzaglia, Serena De Ferrari, Alba Parietti, Alessio Vassallo, Lorenzo Licitra, Riccardo Mandolini, etc…
The evening’s menu was created by two exceptional chefs who came from Franciacorta for the occasion: Philippe Leveillé of the Miramonti L’Altro in Concesio (two Michelin stars) and Augusto Pasini of the Hill Colle restaurant in Erbusco, so as to present not only the viticultural excellence but the outstanding gastronomy of an area that is symbolic of Italian excellence and style.
The dinner was paired with different Franciacorta types and wineries, beginning with Brut and ending with Dosaggio Zero and Rosé. Franciacorta is an all-round wine owing to its different nuances and personalities which bestow special characteristics derived from the soils, the vine varieties used, the months of ageing on the lees and the dosage which defines its style.
The evening’s most acclaimed dishes were venison ravioli with a cashew nut cream and onion crisp by Chef Philippe Leveillé and beef in Rovato oil accompanied by a cube of fried polenta with Bagoss cheese by Chef Augusto Pasini.

Silvano Brescianini, President of The Franciacorta Consortium:

We are truly grateful for the hospitality and enthusiasm that Rome has shown us in this event which has now become a tradition. After having taken Franciacorta with exclusive events to the most important cities in the world, from New York, Tokyo, Miami and Los Angeles, to Vienna and Hamburg, it is a pleasure to return to the Capital, in one of the city’s most important and historic buildings, to raise a glass to the upcoming festivities with friends old and new.
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