The Wines of Summer

Paradiso Ristorante and Vias Imports present:

The Wines of Summer: Dinner and Tasting

Wednesday, June 4th, 6:30 p.m.

 Palm Beach Italian Restaurant, Palm Beach, Paradiso Lake Worth

First Course

Quartetto: Tuna with Bell Pepper Chutney, Langostino, Peach and Crème Fraiche.

Branzino Watermelon and Basil. Salmon, Apples and Ginger

Vie di Romans Flor di Uis 2011

Second Course

Trittico: Lemon Flavored Ricotta Gnocchi, Mussels and Zucchini. Spinosini Carbonara di Mare, Shrimp, Oysters, Spinach, and Salmon Roe. Risotto with Strawberries and Marscapone Cheese

Terradora, Greco di Tufo, 2012

 Third Course

Branzino, Squash, Black Kale, and Pesto

Strasserhof, Kerner, 2012

 Fourth Course

Veal Tenderloin, Eggplant, Tomato, and Basil

Argiano, Rosso, 2012

Fifth Course

Babá with Berries and Zabaglione Gelato

Marenco, Moscato, 2012

Vias Wine Imports, Palm Beach

We hope that you join join us for this event as well as our future Wine Events in Palm Beach!

Zucchini Blossoms

In celebration of Mother’s Day we would like to share one of our favorite recipes:

Fried Zucchini Flowers

Growing up in the small rural village of Massa Lubrense (just outside of Sorrento), Chef Angelo spent countless hours in the kitchen with his mother (who is now referred to as Nonna) and his grandmother; this is where he developed his passion for food.

Chef Angelo returns to Italy as often as he can, and cherishes every moment he spends with his mother in the kitchen.

What makes the food in Italy so flavorful is the absolute freshness. It is very common for families to grow their own produce. Chef Angelo’s father, affectionately known as Gigetto, is well known for his ability to cultivate outstanding fruit and vegetables. Gigetto brings the bounty to Nonna, who expertly prepares all of the dishes.

Fresh Zucchini Flowers

Gigetto’s produce is renowned for its quality and flavor

Zucchini Blossoms

Chef Angelo enjoys harvesting the produce in his father’s garden

Zucchini Blossoms

Fresh produce yields the best flavor


Begin by cutting the zucchini into cubes and sauteing in olive oil

zucchini blossom recipe

Add fresh buffalo ricotta and mozzarella

Zucchini Blossom Recipe

Add grated Parmesan cheese

Zucchini Flower recipe

Fill the zucchini flowers with the cubed zucchini and cheese mixture

Zucchini Recipe

Nonna has mastered this technique

Classic Italian Recipe

Using your favorite batter recipe (ours includes flour, milk, Parmesan cheese, eggs, and yeast), dip the filled zucchini blossoms, coating completely

Italian Restaurant Palm Beach

Lightly fry in olive oil

Mother's Day Palm Beach

Serve and Enjoy!

We wish you a very HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!