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Traditional Tuscan Crostini

Above: Chef Harvey’s excellent Traditional Tuscan Crostini will play a starring role in the Tuscan Feast, July 28 (next Weds.) at Siena Ristorante Toscano. For more information and to reserve, please click here.

If you have ever traveled to Tuscany, you know that nearly every great meal begins with Traditional Tuscan Crostini (pronounced kroh-STEE-nee).

Crostini are grilled rounds of crusty bread topped with fresh ricotta cheese, chopped tomatoes (that have been tossed with a pinch of sea salt, minced garlic and flatleaf “Italian” parsley, extra-virgin olive oil, and a “kiss” of vinegar), and creamy pâté.

Chef Harvey mastered the art of true Tuscan crostini when he lived and worked in the medieval Tuscan town of San Gimignano (more on that later).

Above: Made from Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot grapes, Banfi’s Super Tuscan “Centine” is just one of the award-winning wines to be featured at the Tuscan Feast on July 28. Italian food and wine expert Dr. Jeremy Parzen, Ph.D. will also be in attendance and will be speaking to guests about the wines and pairings.

Crostini are just one of the fantastic traditional Tuscan dishes that will be paired with Banfi’s classic wines from Montalcino on July 28. Click here to view the entire menu.

Buon appetito! We hope to see you soon.

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