Welcome to Piastra, located in the downtown area of Marietta where everything is buzzing any night of the week.
I have been invited by Culinary Local as an ambassador for a food and wine tasting. I arrive to this rustic building with an Italian feel. I enter the establishment and head to the room located to the rear of the building to guest seated and ready to enjoy all that the chef has to offer as well as Prisoner wines.
We start off with Smoke Pizzuta Almonds, Pickled Banana Peppers, Aged Goat Cheese Fonduta that is all drizzled with a local honey. The wine that will be paired with this selection is a Chardonnay blend “Blindfold White”. This aromatic wine has been blended to perfection and the taste amazing. Chardonnay/Roussanne/Viognier/Grenache/Blanc/ Marsanne/Chenin Blanc………. Absolutely superb. The taste of the smoked almonds and honey marry well with this white blend of goodness.
Next we are introduced to The Prisoner, a Zinfandel/Cabernet Savignon/Petite Sirah/Charbono blend. This smooth and silky red will be paired with a Spring Greens and Vegetable salad that is accompanied with the house cured Duck Prosciutto, dried Tomatoes and Tahitian Vanilla Vinaigrette. As I sip the wine and take small bites of the salad. The hints of vanilla along with the spicy notes of the red are perfection created.
Thorn will be the next wine selection. A Merlot/Malbec/Syrah blend. Full of body and flavor that stays with you until the last swallow. Paired with an Espresso Pappardelle pasta with smoked Hunter’s Sausage, roasted Cippolini Onions, Calabrese Chilies and Oregano. The large ribbons of pasta so light and buttery.
Cuttings will be the last experience of this great selection of Prisoner Wines. a Cabernet Sauvignon/Petite Sirah/Syrah/Zinfandel blend. This blend of wines will be paired with the house Smoked Beef Tenderloin with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Whipped Potatoes and Wilted Spinach.
The evening will end with an Espresso with a house made Choco-cello topped with a Chocolate Dipped Hazelnut Biscotti.
If ever in the downtown Marietta area, be sure to stop by Piastra located at 45 W Park Sq., Marietta GA.
I enjoyed everything about this restaurant and the wonderful wines that were presented. The selection of wines paired with the food was so elequently done and satifying to the palate.
Many thanks to Culinary Local, Piastra Restaurant, and Prisoner Wines for an amazing evening. I look forward to the next featured tasting at Piastra.
You can find Piastra at Piastrarestaurant.com
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Prisoner Wined on IG @prisonerwineco