Piedmont themed dinner and a peek at Private Club Residence, Sofia
The Piedmont themed dinner combined the best of the wine production of this remarkable wine region in Italy and the fine dining cuisine of the Residence club, led by Chef Simeon Timov.
Club Residence is closed to members only who pay a 4-figure annual fee for the privilege of visiting as a restaurant, cigar and whiskey club or for events. They can also invite guests who are not members. This is the only way to visit the club or if there is an open event, by invitation.
We were invited by Bulgaria’s best sommelier, Blagoi Kuzmanski, who had selected extremely high-end Barbera, Barbaresco and Barolo wines for the themed dinner dedicated to Piedmont.
In addition to the perfect selection wines by Blago, we also admired the building that houses Residence Club. It dates from the beginning of the 20th century, has changed owners, and is currently being completely restored, down to the smallest detail, so that the original ornaments and decorations are preserved. The place is imposing, with high ceilings, heavy draperies, but at the same time with modern accents such as whimsical prints, paintings, lamps, such as Philippe Starck’s Formula 1-inspired one seen in the film.
The dinner was specially paired with the different wines so that they mutually accentuated each other’s characteristics.
Chef Timov’s fine dining cuisine wins a standing ovation. The portions are definitely small, i.e. after amuse bouche at the beginning, everything else was more or less the same weight. For me, this is a big plus, because I don’t like to overeat with sophisticated cuisine, but rather I want the amount to be just enough to be easy on my stomach. For me, this balance has been achieved here. I fear, however, that for other guests who are not keen on the gourmet balance, they may decide that the food is meager.
The highlight of the dinner was Luca Roagna’s 2006 Barolo Reserva paired with aged Parmigiano.
However, we continued with a dessert wine from Bulgaria, which the hosts provided as a compliment, along with wonderful buttery Turkish delight cookies.
The event was wonderful, or at least our group of appassionati di vino really enjoyed it!
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A: Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd 18, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia
T: +359 882 999 991
Opening hours: 09:00- 02:00, Sunday- closed
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