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NEIGHBOR OF THE MONTH – JULY 2017

LA VECCHIA CUCINA

RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH

For over 20 years La Vecchia Cucina has been Santa Monica’s best neighborhood Italian restaurant. When new ownership took over in 2006, new life was breathed into this local favorite.

Combine the chef’s world-class training with Sicilian recipes passed on from his mother and grandmother and the result is sublime. The entire La Vecchia Cucina team works to ensure the utmost quality, making every guest’s experience a memorable one.

The owners have worked to create the same sense of community that began years earlier around their family dinner table. Step into La Vecchia Cucina to find a gracious welcome, a warm and inviting atmosphere, and unparalleled service that will make you feel right at home.

“Chi mangia bene, vive bene.”
(Who eats well, lives well.)

 

WINE OF THE MONTH – JULY 2017

WINE OF THE MONTH

It has been a few years now that I discovered Le Cengle Rosé from cotes D’Aix en Provence.

I love this wine for the quality of its character and the generosity of its aroma.

25% Cinsault, 35% Syrah, 35% Grenache, 5% Mourvedre. Light pink with orange copper reflections.

The nose has notes of currant, lime, strawberry and passion fruit. The palate is lively, fresh and delicate, with citrus aromas that stimulate the finish.

I love this wine at lunch with some grilled lamb chops on the BBQ with herb of Provence and an heirloom tomato salad. But really, there are endless options to pair with this very approachable rosé from Provence. I would dare to say it is almost as versatile as Champagne and could be paired and drunk as such.

Le Cengle Rosé 2016 is the wine of my summer!