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Chef Harvey’s Mother’s Day menu is here!

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14, 2017. Please call (512) 349-7667 to reserve.

Italian proverbs: When the wine is good, the table needs to be long!

People really seem to be enjoying our series of posts on Italian proverbs about wine.

Here’s another favorite:

Vino buono, tavola lunga.

In other words, when the wine is good, you need a long table.

That’s a photo, above, from one our popular wine dinners. Stay tuned here on the blog, on Facebook, and on Twitter, for updates on upcoming events and dinners at Siena!

Montalcino at dusk… a photo essay on Facebook.

The Siena blogger happened to be in Montalcino, Tuscany yesterday, where he took a stroll around the famous hillside town at dusk before dinner.

Check out the photo album on our Facebook (and if you haven’t liked our page yet, please do!).

The beauty of Tuscany never ceases to amaze and inspire us!

Another favorite Italian wine proverb…

The other day, we posted about one of our favorite Italian “wine proverbs.” Here’s the link.

And here’s another one:

Non si può avere la botte piena e la moglie ubriaca.

Literally, it means: you can’t have a cask full [of wine] and a drunk wife [at the same time].

It’s the way Italians say, you can’t have your cake and eat it, too.

Stay tuned for more Italian wine proverbs in coming weeks! And buon weekend! Have a great weekend!

Siena wins 2017 Diners’ Choice Award from Opentable users

We couldn’t be more pleased to announce that, once again, Siena Ristorante Toscana has won the Opentable Diners’ Choice Award (2017).

According to the online reservation platform, “OpenTable Diners’ Choice winners are selected according to real feedback from diners.”

View our Opentable profile, including the most recent reviews from actual guests, here.

Please call (512) 349-7667 to reserve now or click here to reserve online.

Spring desserts are back at Siena!

Spring doesn’t begin officially until Monday, March 20. But Chef Harvey has already begun to roll out his spring desserts this week.

Click here to see what’s new on Chef Harvey’s menus (updated regularly).

Please call (512) 349-7667 to reserve now.

Italian proverbs 101: The first in a new series of proverbs on food and wine

In Italian, they say: Nella botte piccola ci sta il vin buono.

In other words: Good wine comes in small barrels.

It’s kind of like the English expression: Good things come in small packages.

But it also reflects the fact that some of the best wines in the world are made in smaller barrels as opposed to larger ones.

Dessert wines, in particular, once coveted as the best wines, are almost always aged in small barrels (and that’s probably where the saying comes from).

This is the first in our series of posts on Italian proverbs relating to food and wine. Stay tuned for more!

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