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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!

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