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The House of Pairings | La Casa del Gelso


It is at the table, tasting high quality food and pleasantly conversing that the character and quality of a wine is thrown into full relief. For this reason, I wished to inaugurate in the Casa del Gelso, situated in the heart of the history cellars of Valle dell’Acate, the innovative format “The House of Pairings”. Here, operating with knowledge, experience, and culture, Davide Di Corato, a new generation cook, matches the proper wines to dishes which fully bring out the exceptional raw materials which Sicily offers its chefs. A unique experience, available only to small groups of four to twelve guests.

Gaetana Jacono


PAIRINGS


Davide Di Corato matches the proper wines to dishes which fully
bring out the exceptional raw materials which Sicily offers its chefs

2 Valle dell’Acate wines paired to seasonal menu.
1 welcome appetizer,1 first dish and 1 second dish, 1 “sweet goodbye”

Price: 60 euro per pax*
(from 4 to 12 guests)

*The reservation for 2 persons has a 20% surcharge.

VERTICAL PAIRING


Tastings of historic vintages of three great wines.
Each wine vintage is paired with a plate;
with Bidis a taste, called “Tastari” in Sicilian

ONCE UPON A TIME THE SOILS

5 pairings menu with Cerasuolo di Vittoria historic wine vintage
(between 2005 and 2015: 5 at your choice)
2 appetizers, 2 first dishes and 1 second dish, 1 dessert

option A | 5 vintages choice between 2005 and 2009 . 100€ per pax*
option B | 5 vintages choice between 2010 and 2015 . 85€ per pax*
option C | 3 vintages of option B + 2 of option A . 95€ per pax*

 

PLAYING WITH BIDIS
5 Bidis with 8 “Tastari”
(between 2005 and 2014: 5 at your choice)

option A | 5 vintages choice between 2005 and 2009 . 100€ per pax*
option B | 5 vintages choice between 2010 and 2014 . 90€ per pax*
option C | 3 vintages of option A + 2 of option B . 95€ per pax*

 

DEDICATED TO GAETANA
5 Tané with 6 dishes
(2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2013: 3 at your choice)

option A | 3 vintages choice between 2004 and 2006 . 135€ per pax*
option B | 3 vintages choice between 2010 and 2013 . 120€ per pax*
option C | 2 vintages of option A + 1 of option B . 125€ per pax*

 

*The reservation for groups of less that 4 people are subject to a 20% surcharge.



PAIRING COURSES

The calendar of “The House of Pairings also provides pairing and cooking courses to learn how to prepare a typical Italian lunch, reserved for small groups from 4 to 12 guests. The Valle dell’Acate wines paired to dishes, to rediscover the pleasure of eating and drinking strictly local, in a familiar and unique place as the Mulberry House where everything, the walls and the furniture tell stories of pure authenticity.

TRADITIONAL ITALIAN MENU


The course to prepare a complete and classic Italian menu, from the starter till the dessert

Pairing Zagra-Grillo Sicilia D.O.C.
and Cerasuolo di Vittoria D.O.C.G. Classico

Price: 130€ per pax

HANDMADE PASTA & SAUCES



The course to learn the techniques on how to prepare handmade traditional pasta 

(egg pasta and flour and water pasta)

Handmade tagliatelle with traditional sauces
(bolognese ragu, tomato sauce, ecc.)

Handmade tortelli with different fillings
(traditional and innovative fillings)

Pairing Cerasuolo di Vittoria D.O.C.G. Classico

Price: 100€ per pax

THE FISH


The course to prepare 
fish dishes in the
 traditional Italian way 

(al sale, acquapazza, 
carpaccio, tartare, zuppe)

Pairing Zagra-Grillo Sicilia D.O.C.
or Bidis-Chardonnay Sicilia D.O.C.

Price: 120€ per pax

THE MEAT


The course to prepare meat dishes in the traditional Italian way
(vitello tonnato, saltimbocca alla romana, albese, brasato)

Pairing Il Moro-Nero d’Avola Sicilia D.O.C.
or Rusciano-Syrah Sicilia D.O.C.

Price: 110 € per pax

VEGETABLES


The course on how to prepare fresh vegetables dishes in the traditional Italian way 

(panzanella, caponata, 
pappa al pomodoro and so on)

Pairing Il Frappato Vittoria D.O.C.

Price: 80 € per pax


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