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Sunny Southern Italy Wine Dinner

September 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

It is in the spirit of our dear friend Antonio Caggiano’s wonderfully genuine hospitality which Peter and I experienced when we visited his winery in Campania years ago that we invite you to an evening of delicious food and wine inspired by Italy’s sunny south.

We will visit not only Campania, but also the wines and cuisines of a host of other spots around the bottom of the boot, including (for the New Yorker in me, I guess) Chef Peter’s own ‘Sunday Gravy.’

Join us as Chef Peter does his best Caggiano imitation and cooks up plates of genuine, warm southern hospitality, Italian style, accompanied by an eclectic selection of great wines from all over the bottom half of the boot in a celebration of all the great things in life-family, friends, food and wine.

-John Rittmaster

Il Menu


Fried Chickpea Fritters – A Sicilian Street Food


Fresh Figs, Burrata, Mint, Black Pepper

Pizzette alla Napoletana

Tomato, Anchovy, Mozzarella, Basil

DeConciliis, ‘Selim’ Campania

2018 Librandi Ciro Bianco, IGT, Calabria

Insalata di Mare

Shrimp, Calamari, Lemon, Oregano, Calabrian Hot Pepper, Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2018 Capichera ‘Lintori’ Isole dei Nuraghi IGT Vermentino, Sardinia

2017 Rocca del Principe Fiano di Avellino, Campania


Fussuloni alla Siracusana

Giant Pasta Twists, Tomato, Eggplant, Sweet Peppers, Anchovies, Capers, Pecorino

 2017 Graci Etna Rosso, Etna, Sicily

NV Dettori Renosu ‘Badde Nigoloso’ Rosso, Sardinia

Carne Mista al Sugo

Sardinian Sausages, Lamb Riblets and Polpettine

Slow Simmered in “Sunday Gravy”

Vegetable Contorni

2010 Cosimo Taurino ‘Notarpanaro’ Salento Rosso per Double Magnum, Puglia

2011 Mastroberardino ‘Radici’ Taurasi Riserva, Campania

Cassata Siciliana

Massimo’s Version of Sicily’s Most Famous Dessert

Layers of Sponge Cake, Ricotta, Chocolate, Pistachio, Maraschino Liquor and Marzipan

2013 Ferrando Passito di Pantelleria, Sicily


September 19, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Prima Restaurant
1522 North Main Street
Walnut Creek , CA 94596
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