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

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“One of the best Italian restaurants outside of Italy.”

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Above: Italian winemaker Cinzia Travaglini (right) with Siena Ristorante Toscana general manager Rina De Guzman. Cinzia hosted a wine dinner at Siena earlier this year and was duly impressed by Chef Harvey’s authentic Italian cooking.

Every year, Siena Ristorante Toscana hosts a wine dinner series with some of the top winemakers in the world, mostly from Italy and California (the next dinner with Steve Burgess is scheduled for Thursday, January 19).

Over and over, when Italian winemakers and winery owners visit Siena, the first they say is, “wow, this looks like an authentic Italian farmhouse. It looks like Italy!”

But then, when they taste Chef Harvey’s cooking for the first time, that’s when their eyes really start to light up.

Over and over, they tell him: “This is one of the best Italian restaurants outside of Italy!” No joke…

And that’s exactly what happened when legacy winemaker Cinzia Travaglini (above) hosted a wine dinner at Siena this fall. She just couldn’t stop talking about how authentic the food was and how well Chef Harvey’s thoughtful menu paired with her family’s wines (some of Italy’s most famous expressions of the noble Nebbiolo grape).

So the next time you are planning a special occasion dinner or you just want an authentic plate of housemade pasta (the way they do it in Italy), come join us at Chef Harvey’s tables for every Italian winemaker’s favorite “Italian restaurant” outside of Italy!

Happy holidays, everyone!

“A Chianti that will knock your socks off!” Chef Harvey on Chianti Classico and Tuscan wines at Siena

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Pappardelle with wild boar ragù, the quintessential Tuscan dish!

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There’s probably no dish more “Tuscan” than pappardelle with wild boar ragù: Long, broad homemade pasta tossed in chunks of wild boar that has been braised in red wine and rich stock for hours and hours until it becomes flakey and tender.

Chef Harvey, an expert on Italian gastronomy, is constantly experimenting with new dishes inspired by his beloved Italy and his home state of Texas.

But he always stays true to the classics of Tuscan cuisine like the pappardelle with wild boar.

It’s one of our guests’ all-time favorites and its the perfect pairing for the many Brunello di Montalcino and Super Tuscan wines that we offer on our wine list.

Please call (512) 349-7667 to reserve your table now!

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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Thanks to Cinzia Travaglini and everyone who came out for a GREAT wine dinner

What a great evening with Cinzia Travaglini (below, right, with Siena general manager and wine director Rina De Guzman) and her family’s amazing wines last night! Thanks to everyone who came out to make it such a special event.

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