Bunker House's Tour! - Culinary Tour of Sicily
Sep
6
to Sep 15

Bunker House's Tour! - Culinary Tour of Sicily

 

Experience the Culinary Paradise of Sicily.


Hosted by Marco Scapagnini

Starts in Palermo on
Friday, September 6th, 2019,

Ends in Catania on
Sunday, September 15th, 2019.


Starts in Palermo on Friday, September 6th & ends in Catania on Sunday, September 15th. Price for each participant is $4950 - Airfare not included and $449 (for single room supplements)

What is included: Bus and transfer in grand tourism coach. 9 night and 10 days in the most charming and beautiful hotels, country inns, wine resorts in Sicily. 6 cooking classes and demo with chef Marco and local chefs. All the lunches and dinners listed experienced in real authentic, local and out of the beaten path restaurants. A lot of private tours with our best archeologist and historic guides. Wine tastings, private noble house visit, a lot of unique and personal experiences. Transportation in Mercedes Minibus.

Palermo | Grand Hotel Wagner in Palermo
Trapani | Firriato Hospitality
Ragusa | Locanda Don Serafino in Ragusa Ibla Sicilia
Taormina | Hotel Villa Diodoro in Taormina Sicily

Book your Sicilian escape today!
info@nicheitaly.com | 1.267.575.7074 | www.nicheitaly.com


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Call 760-967-7727 for more information.

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Beer Tasting with Legacy Brewing Co.
Aug
26
5:30 PM17:30

Beer Tasting with Legacy Brewing Co.

LET'S GO BEER TASTING!
Special guest beer from the Legacy Brewing Co.

Come sample beer with us on
Sunday, August 26th, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
at Apotheque Spa | 322 North Cleveland Street, Oceanside Ca 92054

After a trip to Germany in the 80’s, head brewer Mark Mericle quickly realized that American beer was sub-par compared to what he was drinking in Europe. His desire for fresh, locally brewed beer back home set him on a path to learn how to brew, which he did in Northern California. In 1989, he opened Orange County’s first brewpub – Heritage Brewing Company. Fast forward to October 2013, Mark teamed up with JJ Snyder and Legacy Brewing was born.

Join us and Brewery Ambassador (TBD) to taste hand-crafted microbrews and appetizers.  

The beer list includes:
Chesty Irish Red
This traditional Irish Red Ale has beautiful reddish auburn coloring and drinks with a perfect balance of caramel and honey notes. You will pick up a light malty sweetness and low levels of a fruity nose that is then balanced with Magnum hops.

Clan Ross Scotch Ale
This Scotch Ale is a strong ale style originating from Edinburgh, Scotland in the 19th century. Sometimes referred to as a wee heavy, this ale is dominated by big caramel malt and nutty/toffee flavors and finishes with notes of spiciness. This Scotch Ale has a wonderful warming effect and is best served in a bowled snifter to appreciate the intense malt flavors and aroma.

Hellfire IPA
The name says it all! While this IPA is an all-out hop attack on your senses, bursting with 8 different hop varieties, the finish is very balanced and non-lingering leaving you with a great drinkable west coast style IPA. It has a big citrusy nose of grapefruit and lemon zest with hints of mango. The ample bitterness is then balanced nicely with a malt background to carry the hops to victory!

That Guava Beer
We hope you are ready for this great summer fruit ale; it’s not cloying but contains just enough soft malt flavors accented by fresh white guavas to leave you feeling like you are on a nice tropical island. Huge bursting aromas and flavors come out in the front palate but this beer finishes smooth, dry and refreshing. Enjoy that guava beer. You should have been around while brewing; the fermentation smelled great!

The Illuminated Blonde
Reminiscent of the German style Kölsch with its pale straw/gold color. This blonde ale is an easy drinking beer because of its light malty palate, medium bitterness, and dry finish. You will pick up nice earthy characteristics from the noble hops. Overall, it’s just a nice balanced beer—light bodied, and refreshing.

$10 PRE-RESERVATION | $15 AT THE DOOR
Call 760-967-7727 for more information.

Learn more about Legacy Brewery.
www.legacybrewingco.com

 

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Firriato Wines & Italian Food Pairing Cooking Class
Aug
18
4:30 PM16:30

Firriato Wines & Italian Food Pairing Cooking Class

Come and experience the wines of Firriato and have an Italian cooking class
at The Bunker House Lounge.


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Saturday,
August 18th,
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

 

at Apotheque Spa & The Bunker House Lounge | 322 North Cleveland Street, Oceanside Ca 92054


Meet Marco with Firiatto Winery. He embodies the passion and joy of Italy. Share a unique evening of fun, food, and wine as he takes us on a sample tour thru Sicily, Teaching us how to cook, drink and enjoy life's simple pleasures with an Italian flare. He will discuss the wine excursion offering next year and invite all to run through the grapevines, swim in the ocean, visit historical sites and - oh drink amazing wine and so much more.

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Reserve your space now for it is one night only and space is limited. 

$49 includes a three-course cooking class
with 6 wonderful wines to experience.


Menu & Wines


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You will be welcomed with our Jasmin White wine.
Wine with a straw yellow color with greenish shades. Flowery and elegant, citrus fruit enveloped by scents of Jasmin and Mediterranean shrubland. Fragrant and sapid, wide and harmonic; a persuasive fruit with a range of citrus fruits from yellow to red. The highly aromatic indigenous grape variety Zibibbo produces a wine full of style and elegance, charming and graceful, in line with the taste and sun-kissed image of Sicily.


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Appetizer, Caponata paired with Branciforti Nero d’Avola wine.
Caponata is a Sicilian eggplant dish consisting of a cooked vegetable salad made from chopped fried eggplant & more ingredients you will discover during the demo.

Branciforti Nero d’avola wine is a red ruby colour, on the palate it’s soft and enveloping. Made from Nero d’Avola grapes, it represents the fruit of a long experience in the most modern vinification technologies, but with a rigorous respect of ancient traditions.


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Main Dish, Pasta Alla Norma, paired with Santagostino Baglio Sorìa red wine. Pasta Alla Norma is a pasta dish in Sicilian cuisine created originally in Catania, Sicily, Italy. It is made with tomatoes, fried or sauteed eggplant & more ingredients you will discover during the demo.

Santagostino Baglio Sorìa wine is a deep intense ruby red color with lively shades of purple. It affords concentrated, well-defined nuances of marasca cherries, wild berries, rhubarb, cloves, aromatic herbs and prunes that alternate and blend with charming hints of licorice, ink and tobacco leaves. Suave, soft and caressing, it reveals its great and intensely Mediterranean character admirably blending a powerful and hearty texture, an extraordinary vivacity, silky and fine tannins. It is a wine that has made the history of modern Sicilian wine-making; it is very appreciated by international markets; complex with a superior character; an incredibly pleasant drinking experience with an almost fleshy fruit; a star in its category.


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Dessert, Cannoli served with L’Ecru` Passito wine.
Cannoli are Italian pastries of the Sicily region. The Italian singular is cannolo, meaning "little tube" but in English, cannoli is usually used as a singular, and cannolo is rare. Cannoli originated in Sicily and are a staple of Sicilian cuisine. You will discover all the preparation and ingredients during the demo.

L’Ecru wine is an intense golden yellow tending to amber. You can smell fine scents of orange blossom honey, candied orange peels and dried figs, dates, peaches in syrup, which bland harmoniously with delicate hints of lemon grass, marjoram, sage, oregano and oriental spices. An enchanting texture that unfolds almost with a whisper with all the class of its noble lineage; the expression of warm sun of Sicily enriched by subtle yet deep nuances of the sea and fruit that are both suave and exciting. Aristocratic end reserved, it is a sweet and dynamic nectar with an extraordinary suave and polished persistence to be tasted also alone, in the intimacy of your home, because it makes a fine, powerful, and sensual companion, without ever being intrusive.


Etna Bianco & Rosso will also be poured for guests who are just doing a tasting flight.


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Plan ahead by downloading the Oceanside Parking Map.


Learn More about the special tour in September 2019.

Starts in Palermo on Friday, September 6th & ends in Catania on Sunday, September 15th. Price for each participant is $1950 - Airfare not included and $499 (for single room supplements)

What is included: Bus and transfer in grand tourism coach. 9 night and 10 days in the most charming and beautiful hotels, country inns, wine resorts in Sicily. 6 cooking classes and demo with chef Marco and local chefs. All the lunches and dinners listed experienced in real authentic, local and out of the beaten path restaurants. A lot of private tours with our best archeologist and historic guides. Wine tastings, private noble house visit, a lot of unique and personal experiences. Transportation in Mercedes Minibus.

Book your Sicilian escape today!
info@nicheitaly.com | 1.267.575.7074 | www.nicheitaly.com

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Call 760-967-7727 for more information.

Learn more about Firriato Winery. 
www.firriato.it

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Beer Tasting with Eal River Brewing Co.
Aug
8
5:30 PM17:30

Beer Tasting with Eal River Brewing Co.

LET'S GO BEER TASTING!
Special guest beer from the Eel River Brewing Co.

Come sample beer with us on
Wednesday, August 8th, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
at Apotheque Spa | 322 North Cleveland Street, Oceanside Ca 92054

Join us and Brewery Ambassador (TBD) to taste hand-crafted microbrews and appetizers.  

The beer list includes: Coming Soon

$10 PRE-RESERVATION | $15 AT THE DOOR
Call 760-967-7727 for more information.

Learn more about Eel River Brewery.
www.eelriverbrewing.com

 

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