Wine dinner: white wines and Tuscan seafood August 25
Above: Castiglione della Pescaia in the province of Grosseto (Tuscany) is one of Italy’s most beautiful seaside towns and one of the top summer destinations for Europe’s glitterati.
Siena Goes to The Beach
Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 7:00pm
five courses, five wines
PLEASE CALL (512) 349-7667 TO RESERVE.
Italian food and wine author Jeremy Parzen, Ph.D. will be on hand to discuss the wines.
$59 per person (not including tax and gratuity)
With its long coastline and many sea ports, Tuscany is known for its beaches and abundant supply of fresh seafood.
Come join us as we present the lighter side of Tuscan cuisine paired with the fine white wines of Italy.
Crostini di Polenta con Granchio
Polenta canapés with lump crab salad
(wine pairing: Ruffino Orvieto Classico ’08)
Calamari Grigliata con Ceci
Grilled calamari and shrimp with chickpeas, lemon zest, Tuscan extra-virgin olive oil, Italian parsley and red chili flakes
(wine pairing: Inama Soave Classico ’08)
Hand-cut fresh pasta with lobster, roasted corn, creamed leeks and Umbrian black truffle
(wine pairing: Ruffino Libaio Chardonnay ’08)
Tagliata di Tonno con Fagioli
Herb-grilled Yellowfin Tuna with pancetta, fresh sage, red onion, nepitella, cannellini beans, and Tuscan extra-virgin olive oil
(wine pairing: Teruzzi & Puthod Vernaccia di San Gimignano Terre di Tufo ’06)
Panna Cotta con Gelatina di Ananas
Flan of Water Oak Farms goat’s milk yogurt with pineapple gelée and almond crisp
(wine pairing: Moscato d’Asti)
Above: The Gambero Rosso restaurant in San Vincenzo, province of Livorno (Tuscany) is one of the greatest seafood restaurants in the world. I had the opportunity to eat there when I was living and cooking in San Gimignano. The food I ate there is one of the inspirations for our Tuscan Riviera menu, August 25.