Famed New York City restaurateur Nick “Nicky Meatballs” Mormando finds his favorite Côtes de Provence Rosé to be loved by his customers.  Nicky’s favorite Rosé is Maison Belle Claire.

Nick Mormando loves how versatile his chosen premium Rosé of Maison Belle Claire from Provence is as a match to his exquisite home-style Italian cuisine.  His two locations are neighborhood favorites named Polpette and newly named Polpette 71 which was the original Bello Giardino. Polpette is located on Amsterdam Avenue and 83rd Street, and Polpette 71 is at 71st Street and Columbus Avenue.

Nick is regularly featured on New York’s CBS Morning Show where he has previously co-hosted his cooking talents along with host Tony Tantillo.  Nick has also appeared a couple of times on Fox’s Good Morning show hosted by Rosanna Scotto and Greg Kelly.  Much notoriety came Nicky’s way after winning the “Best Meatballs of New York City” competition.  The contest pitted a blind tasting of numerous restaurants and their meatballs conducted by a panel of five judges who unanimously gave the winning nod to Nicky for his quality meatball.  And so the nickname of “Nicky Meatballs” began it’s evolution.

So for this Italian food expert to match a French Rosé into his wine list was just another feather in his cap which has enabled his customers to enhance their dining experience even further. Maison Belle Claire matches to many of Nicky’s dishes.  “With people eating lighter style foods these days, I find Maison Belle Claire Rosé matches many of my dishes perfectly!”

Nick was in a search for a great Rosé when he discovered upon Maison Belle Claire while visiting Provence years ago.  It has remained a staple on his wine lists and one of the best selling wines for his restaurants.

Below is Nick Mormando touting Maison Belle Claire Côtes de Provence Rosé:




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