Paolo Cantele at the legendary Jimmy’s in Dallas

jimmys1

Above, from left to right clockwise: Paolo Cantele of the Cantele winery (Puglia, Italy), Dallas fashion icon Gianna Madrini, Gregg Fussell, Malcolm Fowler, and Luigi Mungioli.

Jimmy’s Food Store
4901 Bryan St
Dallas, TX 75206
214-823-6180

Our good friend Paolo Cantele of the Cantele winery (Puglia, Italy) presided over a sold-out dinner last night at the legendary Jimmy’s Food Store in Dallas last night. Paolo poured and talked about six of his families wines: its crisp, bright, fresh Chardonnay; “east coast” Fiano, grown in Salento as opposed to Campania where it is more commonly found; a stunning Rosato made from 100% Negroamaro grapes; a food-friendly Primitivo, with balanced alcohol and gorgeous natural fruit flavors; a classic Salice Salentino, one of the most elegant expressions of Negroamaro we’ve ever tasted; and the winery’s sexy Amativo, a blend of Negroamaro and Primitivo, aged judiciously in barrique.

Paolo was joined by Dallas fashion icon and taste-maker Gianni Madrini (seated to Paolo’s left, above), style editor and executive producer of Global Fashion News.

jimmys2

Above: Also in attendance, from left to right, the lovely Pamela St. John and delightful Beda Casstevens, who dined together with epicure extraordinaire Harold Partain, founder and executive director of Epicopia: A Collection of Food and Wine Travel Experiences.

jimmys31

Above: Owner Paul DiCarlo prepares orecchiette with his famous meatballs for the 60+ sold-out crowd. Paul’s wine selection is considered one of the best Italian collections in Texas and his Italian foods section and fresh produce rival New York’s best. That’s Joe Piccola, a Glazer’s distributor veteran and Italian wine expert in the background, center.

bruised

Above: Bruised but not broken, Rocky Balboa presides over the lunch room at Jimmy’s. A little Philly in da house!

Cantele wines are currently available at Jimmy’s: to order, to learn more about Jimmy’s events, or to join the Jimmy’s mailing list, please give Paul and brother Mike a call at 214-823-6180. Please tell them Mosaic sent you!

Advertisements

3 responses to “Paolo Cantele at the legendary Jimmy’s in Dallas

  1. Thanks Jeremy and Paolo for a delightful evening. Great to taste such exceptional wines from Puglia. Can’t wait to drink more! And to pay a visit when I am next in Puglia. Trust your Tour of Texas was a great success. Last night certainly was at our very own Jimmy’s.

  2. Pingback: Negro Amaro, false friends, and folkloric etymologies « Do Bianchi

  3. Looks like a great evenings enjoyment. hope it was fun.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s