Christmas in July Wine Dinner
Like most couples, my wife and I have a favorite restaurant which is Nicola's Restaurant and Bar in Upper Arlington. We have become very good friends with the owners, Nicola and Speranza Bedalli and never miss an event at the restaurant. They have a themed wine dinner each month and this month was a Italian Christmas in July theme dinner, Feast of the Seven Fishes. Chef shared that he decided to hold the Feast of the Seven Fishes in July because Americans prefer fish more in the summer months.
Well, the dinner was absolutely outstanding. I did feel like a glutton because there was a huge amount of food in this seven course meal and I ate a few things from my wife's plate after finishing mine. If you are ever in the Columbus, Ohio area you should stop by Nicola's Bar & Restaurant at 4740 Reed Road in Upper Arlington. If you don't know what to order the risotto of the days is always outstanding, the duck ragu is out of this world and all his pasta is handmade daily.