Simone Ratti 2024 Winner

Lulu La Delizia has always had a considered wine program, shaped by those who’ve made the venue special. This year Simone Ratti has his name in lights for a mix of his balletic and intelligent nous at the table, an enhancing and expanding of the list into a more intriguing, upper-echelon inventory, a homing in on wines representative of chef-proprietor Joel Valvasori’s Friulian roots, and a keen sense that what’s in the glass is often best as the final condiment to dishes, not the star. A compelling talent, distinct for being so keenly tuned into wine, the venue and a broader cultural mores.

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