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CultureMap features Siena’s July 2 event “Tuscan Coastal”…

Click here to read CultureMap Austin’s write-up of our Monday, July 2 food and wine pairing event, “Tuscan Coastal,” hosted by Siena Executive Chef Harvey Harris.

“Chef Harvey explored Tuscan cuisine from the mountains to the coast when he lived and worked as a chef [in Tuscany],” write the editors of the popular lifestyle and food blog. “And that’s just one of the reasons that his kitchen is one of Austin’s leading dining destinations for Tuscan seafood.”

Thank you, CultureMap!

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Father’s Day is Sunday, June 17: This year, let Siena do the grilling for Dad!

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Tuscan Coastal MENU is HERE!

Siena Ristorante Toscana presents:

a food and wine pairing event
featuring a menu created especially
by Siena Executive Chef Harvey Harris

Monday, July 2
6:30 p.m.
$68 per person
not including tax & 20% gratuity

Please call (512) 349-7667 to register.
credit card required to reserve

This Father’s Day, let Siena do the grilling!

Please call (512) 349-7667 to reserve.

This Father’s Day, let Siena do the grilling!

Known for its incredible grilled meats, the cuisine of Tuscany is close to the heart of many Texans.

Treat Dad to an incredible 16 oz. wood-grilled monster Veal Chop!

Our Veal is grain fed, hormone-free, antibiotic-free and all natural. All of this makes for an amazing flavor!

In addition to the massive Veal Chop, our menu features an 8 oz. grass fed Angus Flatiron Steak and an 8 oz. beef Tenderloin Filet.

But this Father’s Day Chef Harvey is grilling up his favorite steak a huge 32 oz. Angus Porterhouse Steak! This “Bistecca all Fiorentina” is Tuscan classic and guaranteed to bring a smile to Dad’s face!

So this Sunday, treat Dad to a little taste of Tuscany at Siena Ristorante Toscana.

Chef Harvey
executive chef
Siena Ristorante Toscana

The best fried calamari in Austin? Authenticity is what makes the difference!

There are fried calamari and then there are FRIED CALAMARI…

Here at Siena Ristorante Toscana, the thing that sets ours apart from the rest is Chef Harvey’s experience studying Italian cooking and working in kitchens in Italy.

Note, for example, how he tosses the fried rings in tomatoes and peppers before serving. It’s these little but important touches that really make his classic interpretation of the dish a stand-out.

Click here for Chef Harvey’s current menus.

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

On Monday July 2, Chef Harvey will be hosting the first of a new series of food and wine pairing menus at Siena. Stay tuned for details!

The best place for Tuscan seafood (in Tuscany and Austin)

When Chef Harvey was studying Italian cuisine in Italy, he visited nearly every seaside town along the Tuscan coast in search of the best seafood dishes and recipes.

He made a lot of wonderful discoveries but the place he kept on coming back to again and again was Castiglione della Pescaia (above).

The name means literally “the Castle at Fisherman’s Wharf” and that’s just what it is: It’s an ancient medieval castle that looks out over one of the best stretches of beach in Europe and one its best landings for fishing boats.

One of the reasons that the seafood there is so good is that it’s such a popular place to go to the beach. And all those hungry beachgoers, whether sleeping in the many hotels or camping areas there, need a place to eat!

It’s also renowned for the high quality of the food because the warm mediterranean sea is ideal for flavorful fish and shellfish.

In fact, Chef Harvey discovered his favorite recipe for Cacciucco (Tuscan seafood stew) there. Here’s the story by that famous dish.

On Monday, July 2, Chef Harvey will be serving a menu created especially with dishes he learned how to cook there.

Click here for details. And please call (512) 349-7667 to reserve.

Image via Wikipedia (Creative Commons).

SAVE THE DATE: A Celebration of Tuscan Seafood at Siena, Monday, July 2

Above: The classic Tuscan seafood stew Cacciucco by Chef Harvey, one of our guests’ favorite dishes.

SAVE THE DATE: On Monday, July 2, Chef Harvey and Siena will be hosting the first of its “First Mondays” food and wine events. The theme to kick off the series: “Tuscan Coastal Cuisine,” one of Chef Harvey’s specialities!

Anyone who’s ever been to Tuscany knows that the descendants of Michelangelo and the Medici love to eat their steak. In fact, Florence and Tuscany in general is one of the best places in the world to eat beef.

But many people don’t realize that the region is also one of the greatest destinations in Europe for seafood.

After all, Tuscany lies on the Mediterranean and some of its most famous restaurants are along the coastline there.

Chef Harvey explored Tuscan cuisine from the mountains to the coast when he lived and worked as a chef there. And that’s just one of the reasons that his kitchen at Siena Ristorante Toscana is one of Austin’s leading dining destinations for Tuscan seafood.

Please stay tuned for more details on what is sure to be a spectacular (and delicious) event!

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