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Gourmet Pizza & Wine Event

October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Cucinato is excited to partner with Faema Canada and the Faema Culinary Academy for this very special evening celebrating the art of gourmet pizza and wine pairing – Italian style!

Tonight’s menu will feature six gourmet pizzas prepared by master Neapolitan pizza maker Pasquale Ponticiello, one of Canada’s top Italian pizza chefs. Pasquale has over 30 years experience as a pizzaiolo, instructor and industry consultant in Canada and Italy. Working side-by-side with Pasquale will be Michael Bou-Younes, head chef at Faema Academy and former Chef de Cuisine at Pizzeria Libretto.

Pasquale’s menu degustazione (tasting menu) will feature classics like Margherita DOP and Diavolo and many non-traditional ingredients like white truffles, zucchini flowers and dark chocolate. Each course will be paired with a fine wine selected and presented by Carolyn Balogh of Stem Wine Group, one of Ontario’s largest and most respected importers of fine Italian wines.

The setting for this very special event is the beautiful Faema Academy kitchen and event space, located on the second floor of the historic Faema building on Dupont St.


Welcome drink: Capo Capo Spritz 


Fior di zucca (Provola affumicata, sausage, zucchini flowers)

Wine pairing: Serenissma Prosecco


Margherita DOC (San Marzano DOP, Fior di Latte, basil, extra virgin olive oil, Parmigiano Reggiano DOP)

Wine pairing: Feudi Falanghina


Bianca (Prosciutto di Parma DOP, arugula, caprino, organic cherry tomatoes)

Wine pairing: Iovine Gragnano


Tarfufo (Mushroom, white truffles, arugula, Parmigiano Reggiano DOP)

Wine pairing: Deltetto Nebbiolo


Diavolo Calabrese (San Marzano DOP, Gorgonzola Picante DOP, ’nduja, black olives)

Wine pairing: Ca del Baio Barbera D’Alba


Dolce (Organic berries, shaved dark chocolate)

Wine pairing: Anno Domini Moscato




Pasquale Ponticiello Pizza Maker


October 24
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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