- posted 13 years ago
For my birthday this year (in about a month) I'm having another tasting, which has become a custom. This year, the theme is Italian wines.
Once again, as the host, I'll be responsible for planning and preparing the main course, something we can sit down for amidst an otherwise haphazard array of wines and hors d'ouevres and later, desserts.
The wine I'll be serving up this year is 2001 Damilano Barolo (perhaps 2 bottles so there's enough to go around). This is an apparently early-drinking Barolo which WS rated 60th last year in their top 100. I may also contribute a Brunello, as there's a great Italian wine merchant (The Clown, in Portland, ME) down the street from my office which has a few currently mature vintages for sale.
Question is, what can I serve with Barolo that would feed 8-10 people? I'm looking for something that would compliment the wine, obviously. Portions need not (and indeed should not) be large.
Thanks in advance for any advice.