SOHO is heading to Italy for flight night on Wednesday, September 30, and for every flight night in October! This week we will showcase the regions of Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Veneto in northeast Italy.


Veneto vineyard (2)Hillary Steckbauer Veneto vineyards. © Hillary Steckbauer

The Friuli-Venezia Giulia region appeals to wine enthusiasts because most of the producers in the region are small, but make fine quality wines. The region is well-known for its white wines, but also produces appealing light reds. The Veneto region is home to one of Italy’s leading wine schools, Conegliano, and one the nation’s most important wine fairs, Vinitaly. The region produces numerous celebrated wines, such as Soave and Amarone. SOHO, influenced by the wines and cuisines of these renowned Italian regions, will offer the following wine and tapas this week:


2005 Allegrini La Grola Red Blend, Veneto

Gnocchi, gorgonzola with pancetta and spinach


2006 Schiopetto Tocai Friulan, Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Risi e Bisi risotto with sweet peas, prosciutto and roasted peppers


2003 Fratelli Recchia Amarone, Veneto

Slow braised pork cheeks over soft polenta, with asiago and a natural reduction


Guests can sample the entire Italian flight for $18 (three three-ounces glasses and a cheese plate). Or guests can pair a wine and tapas for $12. The wines and tapas are available individually as well ($10/glass and $6/tapas). See you soon for a taste of Italy!