Koppert Cress Tour Italy 2012: Dinner in Veneto with chef Ivano Mestriner and Batič wines
Koppert Cress specializes in cresses; seedlings of unique plants, which each have their own specific effect on the senses. Flavour, fragrance, feel or presentation, there is a cress for all. And the assortment is widening. Every year at least one new item is added to the collection of Micro-vegetables. A collection, which is presented as ‘Architecture Aromatique’.
With March 2011 Koppert Cress has started an unique tour in Italy, by organizing each month a dinner in one of the restaurants of the region to present the rich kingdom of Koppert Cress flavours through creativity of a great chef. Tasting the different micro plants, wonderfully presented by Enrico Zallot, marketing manager of Koppert Cress for Italy, and then enjoying them incorporated into the wonderful creations of excellent Italian chefs is always an unforgetable experience.
Each event is dedicated to invited chefs and journalists, some places are left also for passionate foodies who want to take part of this unique event.
The first 2012 dinner in Italy took place in a beautiful villa near to Treviso – Villa Abbazia Relais & Chateaux, where the extremelly talented chef Ivano Mestriner, called by Davide Paolini composer in the cuisine, presented his reinterpretations of the rich world of Koppert Cress.
The dinner took place on Monday, March 19th.
Guests were welcomed with the Pianer, the excellent Valdobbiadene DOCG by Le Colture. Wines for the dinner were kindly offered by the winery Batič. With us was also the winemaker, Miha Batič. Batič wines are known for their respect for nature and tradition. They are 100% bio wines, good for the body and soul, and elegant on the nose and on the palate.