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Scenes from a Tuscan Feast

bistecca alla fiorentina

We’d like to send out a heartfelt thanks to everyone who attended the sold-out Tuscan Feast featuring the wines of Banfi last night. Our signature dish, bistecca alla fiorentina (porterhouse steak, served Florentine style) paired beautifully with the 2000 Banfi single-vineyard Brunello di Montalcino “Poggio alle Mura” that we sourced especially for this wonderful event.

Chef Harvey carved the steaks himself in the dining room. Brunello di Montalcino and grilled, grass-fed steak is one of the great pairings of Tuscan cuisine. The polished tannin and sumptuous fruit flavor of the wine brings out the juicy savory flavors of the beef in a way that few other wines can.

We were thrilled to see some old friends as well as some new. If you’re not already signed up for our weekly e-letter, please click here to receive news about upcoming events like the Tuscan Feast.

We can’t tell you how much we appreciate your support in our quest to bring authentic Tuscan cuisine to Austin.

Italian wine experts Alfonso Cevola, C.S.W. (and Italian Wine Director for Glazer’s Distributors) and Jeremy Parzen, Ph.D. were also in attendance and shared their insights into what makes Italy’s Sangiovese grape such a wonderful, food-friendly wine.

It was a great group of Tuscan-food-and-wine-loving folks!

Dulcis in fundo: Chef Harvey’s Torta di Cioccolato paired with Banfi’s excellent Rosa Regale Brachetto d’Acqui was a perfect culinary coda to a superb evening.

Thank you, again, to everyone who came out and helped to make our Tuscan Feast featuring the wines of Banfi a truly unforgettable event!

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  1. Thanks Chef Harvey and Stan for a great evening. Your cooking really stepped up to the wines and the matches were better than watching il Palio.

    July 31, 2010

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