Napa, CA (PRWEB) October 03, 2012
Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi, 1 of Italys top household-owned wine companies, has chosen Lorraine Sules of White Plains, New York as the winner of the 2011 ‘Tuscany To You’ recipe contest. Lorraines recipe of Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms was awarded the leading prize simply because of her recipes creativity, simplicity and depth of flavor. Thanks to her efforts, the Sules family members will be rewarded with a private multi-course dinner prepared in Lorraines property by renowned Italian chef and long-time Frescobaldi family chef, Donatella Zampoli. The dinner will be paired with a prestigious selection of wines from the esteemed Marchesi de Frescobaldi Estates, some of which will be released from the household cellars to celebrate the occasion.
Launched in 2009, the Tuscany to You by Marchesi de Frescobaldi recipe contest has enjoyed great accomplishment with hundreds of aspiring chefs submitting their recipes for consideration every year. Hopeful chefs and property cooks had been invited to submit their favored Italian recipes via the Tuscany Tonight Web internet site (http://www.tuscanytonight.com).
Michelin-rated Chef Donatella Zampoli judged the recipe submissions, which had been evaluated on an array of criteria like simplicity, depth of flavor, and originality. As the contest has evolved, so has the quality and sophistication of the recipes. Every single year Ive seen much more inventive dishes and a better sense in general of how to produce a dish based on simplicity and high quality components. This years winning dish is no exception, noted Chef Zampoli, who has judged the recipes each and every year.
Intrinsically linked with the Frescobaldi family members from 1988 to 2011, Chef Donatella Zampoli was responsible for managing all elements of hospitality in the Household Castles, and unique places across Italy and Europe. Nowadays, Chef Zampoli oversees all culinary elements at the 4 principal winemaking estates: Castello di Nipozzano, Castello di Pomino, Castelgiocondo, and La Capitana.
A self-taught residence cook with a rich individual food history, this years winner learned a great deal early on by simply watching the Italian side of her family in the kitchen. Lorraine Sules grandmother, mother and aunt passed on a deep appreciation and passion for food by means of cooking and loved ones gatherings. Honing her abilities in the kitchen while cooking for her family ultimately led to an audition on the reality Television program Master Chef, an Net show named Neighborhood Chefs and now as the national winner of Tuscany to You. “Becoming picked as the winner of this contest is such a thrill for me and my entire household. I really feel like my mom is watching me, really proud that Im carrying on her traditions,” mentioned Ms. Sules.