Napa, Calif. April 16, 2019 – Landmark Napa Valley winery & restaurant Ca’ Momi and independent filmmaker Matteo Troncone come together on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 at 6:00 pm to celebrate ‘Arrangiarsi,’ a unique and commonplace Italian concept and term that translates loosely to: making the best of what you have.
Troncone’s 8-year pursuit (encompassing 9 separate trips to Italy while living in a camper-conversion van) to discover the soul of Arrangiarsi amongst the community and cuisine of Naples led him to a deep dive into the history and purity of authentic pizza Napoletana, it’s ingredients, surrounding culture and recognizability as a truly Italian staple that won the dish UNESCO status in recent years. His journey culminated in a feature-length documentary, chronicling his travels, discoveries, and newly-woven friendships amongst the Napoletani. The film, described as “Slow Food on screen,” by Slow Food USA themselves.
It was this shared passion for the authentic preservation of the culture and heritage of Ca’ Momi’s Italian-born trio of owners that originally drew Troncone and the winery and restaurant team together in 2018.
Ca’ Momi, whose singular mission to protect and present to the community a slice of Italian life through the voices of their winemaking and restaurant in offerings they describe as “Obsessively Authentic Italian,” first paired with Troncone for a homecoming premier of sorts at the Sebastiani Theatre in Sonoma.. There, the partnership presented a history of pizza Napoletana, their personal stories, and treated a sold-out crowd of more than 300 to an in-theater taste of Ca’ Momi co-owner & Master Pizzaiolo Dario de Conti’s Vera Pizza Napoletana & Associazione Pizziauoli Napoletani certified sensations.
For their presentation on May 14th, the quartet will present a truly special evening exploring the adventurous spirit of the Italian culture for a small crowd of enthusiasts. The evenings guests will be welcomed with a reception and tasting of Ca’ Momi’s portfolio of Napa Valley wines, followed by a master-class from de Conti in the preparation of pizza Napoletana to VPN & APN certification standards. Once fully immersed, guests will be treated to an exclusive viewing of Troncone’s film accompanied by a multi-course meal from Chef/Owner Valentina Guolo-Migotto’s heartcrafted™ kitchen. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and interact with Troncone and the owners of Ca’ Momi throughout the evening.
Tickets for the evening are all-inclusive (save for gratuity for the highly skilled staff) and sold online at http://www.camomiosteria.com/livemusic or via EventBrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arrangiarsi-pizza-the-art-of-living-tickets-59859478311. Attendance is open to all-ages and will be limited to 40 guests, so that dining and viewing are as comfortable as possible. Ca’ Momi Osteria will be closed to the general public for the evening.
About Arrangiarsi from Matteo Traconne
“funny, inspiring…and delicious” – Italian Cinema Magazine. Matteo Troncone begins this fascinating and philosophical first-person travelogue with no job, no relationship, and no home. While living in his VW van on the streets of San Francisco, he decides there is only one thing to do: trace his roots to Naples and learn the secret of Neapolitan pizza. Once there, he discovers the art of arrangiarsi, the process of arranging yourself to make something from nothing. We meet a colorful crew of characters, from street artists to pizza makers, who find a way to live and love in the most joyful ways, regardless of circumstance. This inspiring film combines a healthy smattering of foodie passion, little-known Italian history, and quirky Neapolitans to tell the tale of one man’s journey to find himself…and the greatest pizza on earth. Watch the Trailer
About Ca’ Momi
Ca’ Momi is an Italian lifestyle company rooted in soulful tradition and Napa Valley spirit. Obsessively authentic and passionate about sustaining and sharing Italian heritage and culture, Ca’ Momi’s founders developed a heartcrafted™ line of Napa Valley wines and a popular restaurant in downtown Napa. Ca’ Momi wines and spirits are full-bodied and big-hearted, representing the winemaking prowess of the Italian-born winemaking and distilling team of Dario De Conti and Stefano Migotto. Ca’ Momi Osteria features obsessively authentic Italian dishes made with organic and local ingredients, served at the direction of Italian-born Chef Valentina Guolo-Migotto and Master Pizzaiolo Dario De Conti. Ca’ Momi Osteria carries certifications for authenticity including Ospitalità Italiana and Accademia della Cucina Italiana for maintaining hospitality and heritage standards, and Verace Pizza Napoletana (VPN) Association of Italy and the Associazione Pizzaiuoli Napoletani (APN) in the U.S. for adherence to strict cultural standards for pizza making. The founders of Ca’ Momi are dedicated to living their lives with intention, soul and passion. All Ca’ Momi products have been mindfully crafted to bring joy to everyday life. www.camomi.com