Lambrusco Salamino di Santa Croce is one of the five Lambrusco DOC. (along with Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro, Lambrusco di Sorbara, Reggiano and Lambrusco di Modena), situated in Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy. The area was awarded this classification in 1970 and is the northernmost of the Modena Lambruscos, located near the village of Sorbara. Of all the Lambrusco wines, this one offers the most structure. Both semi-sweet and dry frizzante (light and semi-sparkling) versions are made.
Salamino di Santa Croce’s name originates from the form of the grape clusters: small, compact and cylindrical, resembling the shape of a salami. It also owes its name to the Santa Croce church and district within Carpi, from where the vine is first thought to have spread.
When was the last time you had dinner in an Italian restaurant in Canada and you thought you were dining in Italy? That’s exactly how “Ospitalità Italiana Certified”restaurants want you to feel when you visit their fine dining establishments.
Ospitalità Italiana is an official certification from Unioncamere, Italy’s federation of local Chambers of Commerce and Industry, that tells you that the food you are enjoying is unquestionably Italian: products are authentic, ingredients genuine and recipes true to the thousand year history of Italian cuisine.
Canada is home to some leading Italian Chefs. Passionate and innovative, many have refined their skills and advanced their knowledge directly in Italy. In addition, Montréal boasts a fabulous cooking school ITHQ where young aspiring chefs learn Italian technic and Italian traditional recipes from the masters.
So the next time you make reservations for an Italian dinner in a Montreal restaurant, ask if they’ve received the Ospitalità Italiana seal of approval. You will enjoy the true Italian taste.