Foradori Wines and a Duck Press in Minneapolis

Foradori Teroldego "Morei"

Foradori Teroldego from the Morei vineyard

Foradori Wines Visit Minneapolis
I’m a big fan of Foradori wines, artisan made wines featuring native grapes from the Trentino-Alto Adige Region of Northeast Italy. The best known personality at Foradori is Elisabetta Foradori, although today it is a full family operation with her adult children Theo, Myrtha and Emilio. This week, I had the opportunity to meet Theo Zierock from the winery at a wine dinner at Grand Cafe in Minneapolis. Grand Cafe is the brainchild of Erik Anderson and Jamie Malone. It’s the closest thing we have in Minneapolis to a neighborhood French café. The newest toy at the café is their duck press, a classic french tool for extracting the highly flavored juices from the carcass of the duck. A luscious sauce is made at the table from the juices. Come along to our evening at Grand Cafe with Theo Zierock! (click on any photo for a full size slide show, “escape” to return).




7 Responses to “Foradori Wines and a Duck Press in Minneapolis”
  1. Lynn says:

    Looks like a fabulous evening Jeff! Checking out the wines, excited to find and taste some of these heritage grape varieties from Foradori. And the duck press- that’s a new one for me, very cool ;-D

    • The Foradori wines are wonderful, I’ve been a fan for quite a while. If you ever get the chance, Gordon Ramsay’s 2 star restaurant at the Intercontinental hotel has a large sterling silver lobster press. It’s an object to behold!

  2. Is this what you’ll be asking for from Santa this year?

  3. Teroldego! Now there’s a grape variety you don’t see everyday! Cheers Jeff!

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