204 - La Dolce Vita
I really love to entertain along an ethnic or multi cultural theme.
It gives me the opportunity to taste new and often exotic food and
drink. Thereís a huge assortment of liqueurs, wines and brews to
come from Italy; each of which offers an alternative to its North
Take beer as an example. Italian beer is becoming increasingly popular
in the U.S. and Canada. Brands from the various beer-making regions
of Italy offer remarkably varied tastes for a country usually associated
Aperitifs shout Italian culture, at least from our perspective.
Who wouldnít want to be sunning in Veniceís Piazza San Marco, Campari
and soda in one hand and someone you love in the other. Vermouth,
like a Cinzano on the rocks with a twist is sophisticated where
the Cinzano is bold. Digestifs, like Amaretto and Sambucca bring
a warm, intimate close to any meal.
And letís not forget wines! I canít even scratch the surface with
Italyís long history as one of the finest wine-making regions. Talk
with a wine expert at your local liquor outlet; try a wine that
a respected columnist has given a solid rating.
Before you know it, youíll be a connoisseur and amaze your friends!