"Bon Vivant Imports is a national importer of family estate wines from Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Slovenia, based here in Boise, Idaho. After 10 years of working with incredible wineries overseas, we have a portfolio of wines that are made with minimal intervention, using eco-conscious practices (whether certified in something or not), have love and soul in each bottle, and showcase the native varietals of the land that they come from. As our name suggests, we are Bon Vivants: lovers of food, wine, travel… and all of it becomes so much more special when sharing with great people. So let’s have a class about how to do it right.
This class will focus on regional cuisine and wine of Central Italy. ses in the past there and with how popular they were, we decided to have another, but fill the missing link in Italy. We did Northern wine and cuisine, and Southern wine and cuisine… so now we will do Central Italian Wine & Cuisine. We will taste wines from Tuscany, Lazio, and Abruzzo, as well as learn how to cook some of the local food and eat as well! We will make Pasta Carbonara, Panzanella salad, and even try the famous Bistecca alla Fiorentina! It will provide you with great ideas for throwing food and wine parties at home, while also educating on all that is being consumed.
My background started in the kitchen where I have managed, head-chef’d, and started my own restaurant with my father. I’m not some NYC Top Chef… but I sure do like to cook. This class will be a blast, we'll talk about food and wine both separately, and together, and how to enjoy it all!" - Bryan
With Bryan's very busy travel schedule, the Boise Co-op is very excited that he has taken time to spend in the classroom with us!