Please join me for a supper pairing the authentic foods and wines of Tuscany.
I will be preparing a five-course meal of traditional Tuscan dishes to be served in my Italian-inspired garden.

Each dish will be accompanied by a specially selected wine imported from the Tuscan region of northern Italy. We will eat, drink, socialize, and learn more about the culture of Tuscany as we discuss and enjoy the food and wine pairings alfresco, where they taste the best.

We will eat, drink, socialize, and learn more about the culture of Sicily as we discuss and enjoy the food and wine pairings alfresco, where they taste the best.

PLEASE RSVP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

*Unfortunately, the supper can seat no more or fewer than sixteen guests and the large response to past events has made it necessary to turn a number of people away.

 

ANTIPASTO

CROSTINI MISTI
The Archetypal Tuscan Antipasti

CROSTINI CON FAGIOLI
Grilled Tuscan Bread with Cannellini Bean Pate

CROSTINI CON PECORINA DI PIENZA, MIELE e SALE DI MARE  
Grilled Tuscan Bread with Pecorino di Pienza (sheepsmilk cheese, the specialty cheese of
Tuscany, from the town most reknowned for its production), Honey, and Sea Salt

CROSTINI CON FEGATINI 
Grilled Tuscan Bread with Chicken Liver Pate
 
OLIVE
Olives  

WINE

Chianti Sangiovese
Laurella, 2008


PRIMO

PANZANELLA 
Tuscan Tomato, Vegetable, and Bread “Salad” 

WINE

Supertuscan Sangiovese
Bere Viticcio, 2007
50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 25%, Merlot 25%


SECONDO

VITELLO IN TEGAME AL LIMONE
Veal Pan-Roasted with Lemon Juice and Rosemary  

WINE

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
Poggio alla Sala, 2007
90% Prugnio Gentile Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo Nero


CONTORNO

SOFFRITO DI ERBETTE E FAVE FRESCHI
Sauteed Chard with Fresh Fava Beans

INSALATA DI ARANCIA E FINOCCHIO
Orange and Fennel Salad

WINE

Vernaccia di San Gimignao
Gattavecchi, 2009
Vernaccia


DOLCE

PANFORTE NERO  
A Dense Italian Cake that is one of the specialties of Siena

PESCHE IN VINO
Peaches from Our Own Tree Marinated in Chianti, Sugar and Spices

WINE

Vin Santo
Bellini, 2001
Trebbiano