SEPT 2 The Mediterranean Lifestyle


The Mediterranean Lifestyle Food and Wine Pairings with Joan & David Donatelle

Join Sovereign Estate as we welcome good friends, Joan and David Donatelle as they present 4 evenings of Mediterranean food paired with Sovereign Estate wines. This series will focus on the regions surrounding the Mediterranean and demonstrate cooking techniques. You will be served 5 course small plates with 3 oz. wine pairings. Each night will feature a different region and finish with a harvest theme based on Joan’s best seller – Astonishing Apples! Winemaker Ben Banks and Terri Savaryn will be on hand to offer wine commentary.

August 5 – Liguria Region, August 19 – Greek Isles, September 2 – Abruzzi Region, September 16 – Astonishing Apples

SEPT 2 ABRUZZI – Featured Menu Items – Antipasto, Sheep’s Milk Cheese TBD, Spaghetti alla Chitarra al Pomodoro (square shaped pasta with simple tomato sauce)Mussels in Saffron Sauce 

$75 per evening (includes 5 courses and 5 -3 oz. wine pairings)

$65 per evening (Wine Club Member)


Joan and David Donatelle

Joan and David are known for their love of authentic Mediterranean cuisine and have shared that passion with the public for more than 30 years. With three award-winning restaurants, three gourmet delis, and a catering company, they have provided many satisfying and healthful culinary experiences for loyal guests, friends, and fans.  

David augmented his health care education with studies in France and Italy, and he continues to refine his knowledge of nutrition for health, super immunity,  and longevity.

As a FoodE Expert, Joan managed the cooking school at Byerly’s and has taught hundreds of cooking classes there and in other venues. Her book, Astonishing Apples was published in 2015, by The Minnesota Historical Society Press.

For many years, David was the director of dining services for a senior living group. He is now pursuing health and wellness coaching and is an expert in the field of functional nutrition. Offering coaching one on one or small groups. Topics include transformation through the Mediterranean Diet. brain health, gut health, and heart health. In addition, he has been a beekeeper hobbyist for the past 15 years.

In their spare time, Joan and David love to create customized guided culinary tours in Italy for travelers seeking gastronomic adventures.  

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020


6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


$75 per person
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