Paul From Jimmy’s Food Store: You Want Olive Oil? I’ve Got Olive Oil.

scheda_olio2Paul DiCarlo of Jimmy’s Food Store in Dallas was buying wine from “2 Italian Dudes that came by to sell some Sagrantino from Umbria.” Short story shorter, they ended up making a deal to import Borgese Olive Oil, a “great finishing oil” that is “perfect for your next burrata.” Wise guy. Paul says there is always a bottle open in the store and it sells for $15.99 Jump for details of upcoming wine tastings.

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September 8th – Capezzana Wines
Our first tasting is with Leone Contini Bonacossi. Her family owns Capezzana Wines from Tuscany. We will be tasting 4 wines, Conti Contini, Barco Reale, Villa Capezzana and the famous Super Tuscan Ghiaie Della Furba. Since this will be a short tasting we will have a caprese salad and we will call the Bryan Street Tavern for some of their delicious pizza.

Tuesday, September 8th
$25.00 Per Person + tax
6:30 p.m. (Check begins at 6:15)
Please RSVP to paul@jimmysfoodstore.com and put Sept 8 in the subject line.
An email notification is your confirmation.

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September 15th – Banfi Tasting
Our next tasting will be with one of our favorite speakers, Filippo Di Belardino, Vice President of Banfi Vintners. His wine education began at the family dinner table, often in the company of winemakers, where the best of Europe’s offerings complemented his mother’s gourmet dishes. He says, “Fine wines, and the lifestyle that reflect them, are an important part of my heritage.” Filippo has a wealth of knowledge of wines and he is a very funny guy, quite the entertainer, you will have a great time.
The wines will be: Banfi Brut, San Angelo Pinot Grigio, Belnero, ExcelsuS, SummuS, Brunello ’04, Alla Mura and Rosa Regale. The menu will be antipasti, mushroom ravioli, braised boneless short-ribs, polenta, summer vegetables, cheese plate and “My Sister’s” Chocolate dessert.

Tuesday, September 15th
$69.00 Per Person + tax
6:30 p.m. (Check begins at 6:15)
Please RSVP to paul@jimmysfoodstore.com and put Sept 15 in the subject line.
An email notification is your confirmation.

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September 17th – Guido Folonari
Our third guest has a very big name in Italian Wine – Guido Folonari. His family owned the famed Ruffino Estates and later sold it. Guido is a force of nature and he has assembled an impressive stable of wine estates that he calls the killer B’s – Barolo – Brunello and Bolgheri. Guido represents the best and brightest that Italy is sending out to Rediscover America.
We will be tasting 7 wines: San Giorgio Rosso di Mantalcino, San Giorgio Rosso Brunello di Montalcino, L’ Illuminata Barolo, L’ Illuminata Brunello, Donna Olimpia Tageto, Donna Olimpia Bolgheri and Vin Santo. Our menu will start with a choice of caprese salad or foie gras, braised lamb shanks, scalloped potatoes, Italian green beans and assorted Italian cookies.

Thursday, September 17th
$55.00 Per Person + tax
6:30 p.m. (Check begins at 6:15)
Please RSVP to paul@jimmysfoodstore.com and put Sept 17 in the subject line.
Please add your choice of salad or foie gras.
An email notification is your confirmation.

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September 21st – Tenuta Sette Ponti
Our 4th tasting will be with Elena Capobianco, Export Manager for Tenuta Sette Ponti.
Elena is a professional sommelier and master taster, as well as an expert taster of extra virgin olive oil and of grappa. After being wine journalist in print and television she ventured in the business world and is now the export manager for Tenuta Sette Ponti.
This will also be a joint tasting with 2 brokers because Sette Ponti has wines with both.  So we will have Dan Rosenberg with Empson and Beat Kotoun with Kobrand.
We will be tasting 5 wines, Tuscolo Vernacia, Saia from Sicily, Poggio Al Lupo, and Crognolo. And the main reason for this tasting is the Super Tuscan Orma. Our menu will be a large antipasti with assorted Jimmy’s sausages.

Monday, September 21st
$33.00 Per Person + tax
6:30 p.m. (Check begins at 6:15)
Please RSVP to paul@jimmysfoodstore.com and put Sept 21 in the subject line.
An email notification is your confirmation.

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September 23rd – Cocci Grifone
Our last tasting will be a first. We will be tasting wines from the Marche Regions of Italy. Marilena Cocci Grifone whose family owns Cucci Grifone is coming to Jimmy’s. I am very excited about this tasting because I am a big fan of the Wine Rosso Piceno. We will be trying 3 different Rosso Piceno’s, plus a Rosso and a Pecorino (the wine not the cheese). We will have a antipasti, pasta with meat sauce and finish with a cheese plate.

Wednesday, September 23rd
$38.00 Per Person + tax
6:30 p.m. (Check begins at 6:15)
Please RSVP to paul@jimmysfoodstore.com and put Sept 23 in the subject line.

4 comments on “Paul From Jimmy’s Food Store: You Want Olive Oil? I’ve Got Olive Oil.

  1. Jimmy’s store is my guiltiest of pleasures. I always buy way too much and eat a lot of it in the car en route home which is a problem considering that we’re talkin salamis,Prosciutto, sausages, cheeses, chips, breads, jars of pesto, olives, fresh basil. It’s like a private gourmat orgy in the east village in New York. My last’wear Jimmy’s with pride’ over-the-moon ‘meal’ consumed in the car was probably $34….and probably 7000 calaries and 200 fat grams. Sue me.

  2. I just did a “load up” at Jimmy’s myself. I get terrible “guilt pangs” over all the sodium I know I’m taking in. And my doctor wonders why my blood pressure is so high. Now, where did I put that banana?