by Luisana Suegart
Sweet melon balls wrapped in salty prosciutto di parma; melt-in-your-mouth capicola delicately stuffed with soft, homemade mozzarella; fresh bib lettuce lightly tossed in fruity extra virgin olive oil; six assorted cheeses, including the creamiest of Gorgonzolas; and bottomless baskets of crusty Italian bread. It’s all paired with crisp Itynera Prosecco. Dessert is a warm apple crostata with a scoop of vanilla gelato, the sweetness perfectly complemented by a glass of chilled Moscato d’Asti.
Italians call the above an “informal” lunch. At MGM Mondo del Vino winery in Priocca, a municipality in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region of Piedmont, they pause midday to eat like this almost every day.