San Francisco, CA
Christophe Hille has left his position as chef of A16, one of the hottest Italian restaurants in San Francisco. I featured him in my recent Wine Spectator survey on Italian cuisine in the United States.
The Matches: Or is Primitivo the winner with the short ribs?
The Matches: Is the Aglianico better with the food?
The Wine: The two wines used in the pairing, Aglianico and Primitivo, are introduced by owner-sommelier Shelley Lindgren.
The Food: Beef Short Ribs alla Genova: To demonstrate wine and food pairing Italian style, Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator editor at large, starts off by talking with the chef about his favorite dish at A16 in San Francisco.
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