Fred Bollaci Attends The Argiolas Sardinian Wine Dinner at Osteria/Bar Tulia in Naples, Florida

Fred Bollaci, CEO/President of Fred Bollaci Enterprises was honored to attend the magnificent Argiolas Wine Dinner at Golden Palate Partner and recipient of the Fred Bollaci Enterprises Golden Palate Certificate of Excellence® Osteria Tulia/Bar Tulia in Naples, FL in the heart of fashionable Fifth Avenue South.

“Osteria Tulia/Bar Tulia is one of the best Italian restaurants in Florida, hands down,” Bollaci said. “Chef Vincenzo is authentic, down-to-earth, and an all-around great guy. His signature brand of rustic Italian cuisine transports me straight to Tuscany every time.” Betulia worked at Spiaggia in Chicago, IL, (also a Golden Palate Partner), alongside celebrity chefs Paul Bartolotta and Tony Mantuano, and has been living and working in Naples for 16 years, before opening his much-anticipated restaurant in late 2014. Since opening, Osteria Tulia/Bar Tulia has been one of the hottest restaurants in Southwest Florida, bringing authentic, rustic, regional, Italian cuisine to Naples.

Fred Bollaci, guest Chef Alessandro Taras at Tulia in Naples FL

Fred Bollaci with Chef/Owner Vincenzo Betulia and guest Chef Alessandro Taras from Sardinia for the Argiolas Winery dinner at Osteria  Tulia/Bar Tulia on February 4, 2016.

The Wine Dinner featured excellent wines of acclaimed Sardinian winemaker Antonio Argiolas of the Argiolas family’s winery.

The winery is located in Serdiana, home of farmers, olive groves and vineyards. In 1906, Antonio, the patriarch, was born. He was the first to plant vine rows, to join vineyards together, to seek quality in winemaking. His two sons, Franco and Giuseppe inherited his passion, and shared it with their wives, Pina and Marianna, and then with their own children. Today, the Winery is run by the third Argiolas generation: Antonio’s grandchildren.

The spectacular event combined the talents of master Chef Betulia and guest Chef Taras, the chef at the Argiolas Winery, creating a classic Sardinian menu to pair with the wines. Osteria/Bar Tulia has plans for additional wine dinners! Be sure to stay tuned, subscribe to their mailing list, and inquire, as this sold out almost immediately, and was a wonderful time with delicious food and wine! You won’t want to miss any future events!

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Turriga from Argiolas Winery

Octopus and potato salad with Salsa Verde

Octopus and potato salad with Salsa Verde

Smoked Sheep's Ricotta

Smoked Sheep’s Ricotta

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(above) Tulia featured in Venu magazine as a Top Florida Golden Palate Partners®

Sardinian-style Potato-Mint Ravioli with tomato sauce and grated Pecorino Sardo.

Sardinian-style Potato-Mint Ravioli with tomato sauce and grated Pecorino Sardo.

Osteria Tulia/Bar Tulia
466 5th Avenue South
Naples, Florida 34102
239.213.2073

About Fred Bollaci

I'm CEO and President of Fred Bollaci Enterprises. I lost more than 100 pounds while living "La Dolce Vita" and I'm now known as "The Healthy Gourmet." Sample the good life with me through fitness, fine food, and good wine. Meet chefs who cater to a healthy gourmet lifestyle through my Golden Palate blog.
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