Above: The beautiful island of Capri on Italy’s Amalfi Coast is renowned for its richly flavored tomatoes and basil. It’s here that the “Caprese” salad originated. Chef Harvey will be serving an “insalata caprese” on Monday, August 6 as part of his Amalfi Coast menu.
Amalfi Coast Food and Wine Pairing Event
part of our First Mondays series
menu follows below
Special guest speaker:
Dan Rosenberg, wine specialist
$75 per person
plus tax and 20% gratuity
All reservations must be pre-paid.
Cancellation by July 30 for full refund.
No refund after July 30.
Please call (512) 349-7667 to reserve.
Click image below for PDF version of menu.
Chef Harvey’s classic Insalata Caprese — the famous mozzarella/tomato/basil salad from the island of Capri, above — is just one of the wonderful dishes that he will be serving on Monday, August 6 at the Amalfi Coast Food and Wine Pairing event.
The island of Capri is known for its richly flavored tomatoes and basil (hence the salad) and of course, it’s also known for its Limoncello. Chef Harvey will be serving his housemade Limoncello that night!
Stay tuned for the wine pairings and reservation info!
Click here to view our
Amalfi Coast Food and Wine Pairing menu
(Monday, August 6)!
For nearly 20 years, Siena Ristorante Toscana has been one of Austin’s favorite destinations for authentic Italian cuisine.
We call it “Tuscan farmhouse cooking.”
One of the reasons is that our executive chef, Harvey Harris, spent a year studying and cooking in Italy. His focus was Tuscany, where he lived and worked in one of the region’s most famous restaurants.
The other reason is that owner Stan Adams, inspired by the farmhouses he had visited in Tuscany, built the restaurant from the ground up. Just like the famous abodes that dot the picturesque Tuscan countryside, Siena Ristorante Toscana was constructed using hand-crafted stone masonry.
When Italian winemakers visit us, they are always impressed by chef Harvey’s authentic cooking and by the classic Tuscan setting.
“It’s like coming home,” they often say!
Siena Ristorante Toscana means “Siena, a Tuscan restaurant.” Our spirit couldn’t be truer to our name!
Please call (512) 349-7667 to reserve.
Above: Stuffed gulf shrimp, just one of the incredible dishes that Chef Harvey created for our “Tuscan Coastal” food and wine pairing event on Monday of this week.
We’d like to share our warm thanks to all the guests who attended the sold-out “Tuscan Coastal” food and wine pairing dinner hosted by Chef Harvey Harris and Siena owner Stan Adams on Monday.
It was just the first in our new series of “First Mondays” at the restaurant.
The August 6 “First Monday” event will feature cuisine from Italy’s Amalfi Coast. Stay tuned for details! See a preview here on our Facebook.
Please note that Siena will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. We will reopen on Thursday, July 5, regular hours.
Happy Fourth of July!
Congratulations to Drago (Dragon), the Siena contrada (neighborhood) that won yesterday’s Palio! You can watch the race in the video below.
In the photo above, you can see the Italian carabinieri (the national police) making their way around the track yesterday before the race began (image courtesy a friend of Siena’s who lives in Tuscany).
The sold-out crowd at last night’s Tuscan Coastal dinner had a blast watching the video together with owner Stan Adams as we enjoyed Chef Harvey’s food and wine director Rina’s wine pairings.
Stay tuned for details on our next “First Mondays” event (August 6), featuring a menu from the Amalfi Coast!
Click here to register for Siena’s “Tuscan Coastal”
food and wine pairing event, Monday, July 2!
Every year, the Palio di Siena — Siena’s legendary horse race — is run on July 2 and August 16.
As we gear up for the July race, here’s the best link to view the race live. The event actually begins early in the morning. But the race begins at 7 p.m local time (noon in Texas where we are on Central Standard Time).
And in the meantime, here’s a link to watch videos of the many events leading up to the race.
We’ll be following along and will post about the winner on Monday! Stay tuned…
Above: Orbetello is just one of the beautiful seaside towns that dot the Tuscan coast.
Taste the flavors of the Mediterranean this Monday, July 2 at Siena!
Siena Ristorante Toscana presents:
a food and wine pairing event
featuring a menu created especially
by Siena Executive Chef Harvey Harris
Monday, July 2
$68 per person
not including tax & 20% gratuity
Please call (512) 349-7667 to register.
credit card required to reserve
Top image via the Orbetello township official website.