Since 1975, the locals of Borgo Val di Taro, an Italian town in the province of Parma; celebrate the Mushroom season in September. An unmissable opportunity for all lovers of this local and rare delicacy, has become also a chance to enjoy a wide array of events – including cooking classes, wine and activities for all ages.
Taking inspiration from these gastronomic Italian feasts, on Saturday 29th September Filippo Berio hosted a Porcini Feast supper club! Held at the famous Italian cookery school La Cucina Caldesi, it didn’t take long for the event to sell out.
Once the doors opened, guests were warmly welcomed with a glass of crisp Zonin Italian Prosecco and a delicious board of Focaccia with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. After an introduction by head chef Stefano Borella, guests got stuck straight into preparing the food from the evening’s delicious mushroom themed menu, including:
- Porcini and Pecorino Strudel
- Rotolo di Pasta with porcini, mascarpone and walnut filling
- Tacchino Ripieno (Stuffed turkey), served with a classic porcini sauce and accompanied by Brocolli, with Chilli & Almond
- Marietta’s Panacotta with blackberries and served with Venetian Yellow Polenta biscuits
Once the food was ready, guests sat down to enjoy the fruits of their labour. Between each course Luisa (our sommelier for the evening), took the guests through the origins and tasting notes of each Zonin wine that had been carefully paired with each dish.
After a night of great food, company and wine – each guest took home a Filippo Berio goody bag worth over £30! This included products from Pyrex, Portmerion, Just So Italian, Zonin and (of course) Filippo Berio. To view some pictures from the event, follow this link:
If you are interested in attending the next Filippo Berio supper club, then join us at our annual Olio Novello supperclub on 8th December. This is a chance to sample the first Extra Virgin Olive Oil (known as Olio Novello), from the November 2018 olive harvest. To find out more about this event and buy tickets, click here: