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Chef Harvey’s Easter Menu 2017 at Siena is HERE!

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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.

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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).

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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!

The 16-oz. Veal Rib Chop with Black Truffle Butter at Siena

Wood grilled 16-oz. grain-fed veal rib chop, black truffle butter, roasted potatoes…

“A perfect pairing for one of our awesome Chianti Classicos,” says Chef Harvey.

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Brunello di Montalcino: One of Italy’s greatest wines and one of our favorites

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People ask us all the time: What’s your favorite wine?

Our answer is always the same: It depends on where we are, what we are eating, and whom we are with…

If it’s some Tuscan summer bread salad by the pool on a hot day, it’s going to be a fresh white wine.

If we are eating one of Chef Harvey’s excellent seafood pasta dishes, it could be white or maybe even a rosé wine (rostato in Italian).

But when someone really presses us to say what wine we just couldn’t live without, in other words, our desert island wine, it would have to be Brunello di Montalcino from Montalcino in Siena province.

That’s the fortezza, the fortress castle that greets visitors to the village of Montalcino when the arrive — a symbol and icon of the appellation.

Brunello di Montalcino is made from 100 percent Sangiovese grapes grown in Montalcino township. It’s one of the classic red wines to pair with wild boar pasta and steaks. What could be better for Siena Ristorante Toscana?

Next time you visit and are in the mood for a special bottle of red wine, ask your server about Brunello di Montalcino.

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