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Chef Joe Youkhan, Los Angeles: pairing with Le Marche Wines

Chef Joe Youkhan, Los Angeles: pairing with Le Marche Wines | Wines and People |

[..] In June 2013, 3Twenty Wine Lounge hosted Chef Joe Youkhan’s Pasta Pop-up to show Los Angeles County what he is made of. The wine lounge is very cozy with some sidewalk seating for people-watching and interior seating for a more intimate experience. Edgar Poureshagh, ‘Court of Masters’ Sommelier and Owner, is always around when you have questions about the wine and what pairs best with your dish. The kitchen at 3Twenty Wine Lounge is small, but when you work in a food truck, you make it work. Chef Joe definitely worked it. Let’s take a look at these phenomenal dishes:

Our starters were paired with Marotti Campi Brut Rose from Marche, Italy. It is made from the Lacrima grape varietal. It was light-bodied, with strawberry notes, and rosy aroma. The bubbles were a refreshing palate cleanser before bites. [...]

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The Le Marche region has a lot to offer to wine lovers. There are 5 DOCG wines and 16 DOC wines. From the prestigious and famous Verdicchio, to the Vernaccia di Serrapetrona, from the Offida Pecorino to the Offida Passerina. Also: Bianchello del Metauro, Colli Maceratesi, Colli Pesaresi, Esino, Falerio dei Colli Ascolani, I Terreni di Sanseverino, Lacrima di Morro d'Alba, Rosso Conero, Pergola, Rosso Piceno, San Ginesio Many of these wines are little known outside of Italy but visitors to the region have a pleasant surprise when they try the local wine produced by many small aziendas and cantinas.
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