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Why is Italy the world’s most romantic country?

Please click here for Chef Harvey’s Valentine’s Day Menu.

There’s a very simple reason why Italy is widely viewed as the world’s “most romantic country.” And that is Italy is, without a doubt, the world’s most beautiful country.

From the Eternal City of Rome to the canals of Venice, from the Renaissance palazzi of Florence to the ancient mosaics of Sicily’s cathedrals, Italians are always surrounded by beauty.

And that beauty isn’t limited to the country’s great works of art and architecture. Italians are also surrounded by natural beauty. From the beaches of the Amalfi Coast in Campania to the snow-capped mountain passes of the Italian Alps, the country’s natural beauty has inspired generations of artists (and lovers) for thousands of years.

At Siena Ristorante Toscana, we try to recreate that same beauty in our little corner of Italy in Austin, Texas. And that’s why we are proud to be known as Austin’s “most romantic restaurant.”

BUON SAN VALENTINO A TUTTI! HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, EVERYONE!

We look forward to sharing a little bit of Italy beauty and romance with you on February 14!

PLEASE CALL (512) 349-7667 TO RESERVE.

Image via Sackton’s Flickr (Creative Commons).

Amarone Wine dinner, Monday, February 12 featuring the wines of Zenato

Made with dried grapes (like the ones in the image below), Amarone is one of Italy’s most distinctive red wines. If you’re a Napa Valley Cab lover, we know that you will enjoy the rich fruit character of Zenato’s Amarone — just one of the wines to be featured at our Feb. 12 event.

Zenato Amarone
91 points

Wine Spectator

“There’s lovely balance to this creamy Amarone, with delicate spice and orange zest accents enlivening the flavors of black cherry puree, dried lavender, date and mineral. Well-knit tannins provide a supple frame. A crowd-pleaser.”

Siena Celebrates
the fine wines of Zenato

Monday, February 12
6:30 p.m.

5 wines – 4 courses

$99 per person
not including tax & gratuity

Please call (512) 349-7667 to reserve.

Click here for Chef Harvey’s menu.

Tuesday January 23 Barolo Wine Dinner with FontanaFredda Wines

Taste the 2013 FontanaFredda Barolo (91 points Robert Parker) TOMORROW January 23 at Siena with Italian wine expert Jerome Chladil.

Click here for Chef Harvey’s pairing menu.

Please call (512) 349-7667 to reserve.

FontanaFredda 2013 Barolo
91 POINTS

The 2013 Barolo is an appellation-wide expression made with Nebbiolo picked in Monforte d’Alba, Castiglione Falletto, La Morra and Serralunga d’Alba. The farmers are encouraged to follow certain house rules such as the elimination of chemicals to achieve consistency. This is an immediate and direct wine with streamlined aromas of wild berry, tar, truffle and cola. You also get a distant hint of roasted chestnut that comes from the botte grande.

Monica Larner
RobertParker.com

Image via the FontanaFredda Facebook.

WINE DINNER: The Fine Wines of Zenato, Monday, February 12

Siena Celebrates
the fine wines of Zenato

Monday, February 12
6:30 p.m.

5 wines – 4 courses

$99 per person
not including tax & gratuity

Please call (512) 349-7667 to reserve.

Chef Harvey’s menu follows below…

Image via the Zenato Winery Facebook.

Wine Dinner January 23: FontanaFredda Barolo with wine expert Jerome Chladil.

The Fine Wines of FontanaFredda
with wine expert Jerome Chladil

Tuesday, January 23
PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE
NOW JANUARY 23

6:30 p.m.
with a pairing menu created especially
by Siena Exec. Chef Harvey Harris
$85 per person
not including tax & gratuity

4 courses – 4 wines
including 2 vintages of Barolo

SEE CHEF HARVEY’S MENU BELOW

Please call (512) 349-7667 to reserve.

Top image via the Fontanafredda Facebook.

Taste FontanaFredda Barolo 93 POINTS Wine Spectator Tues. Jan. 23 at Siena!

Please click here for Chef Harvey’s tasting menu for our FontanaFredda Barolo dinner Tuesday, January 23.

The 2011 Barolo Serralunga is just one of the Barolos we will be pouring that night!

Please call (512) 349-7667 to reserve.

FontanaFredda 2011 Barolo Serralunga d’Alba
93 points

A rich, round style, boasting cherry, berry, cedar and licorice flavors. Packed with sweet fruit, this is dense, with dusty tannins clinging to the long finish.

Bruce Sanderson
Wine Spectator

Image via the FontanaFredda Facebook.

Happy 2018! Siena is open (and save the date 1/16 for our first wine dinner of the year)

Happy 2018!

Siena Ristorante Toscana wishes you and your families a happy and healthy new year as we resume our regular hours at the restaurant.

And PLEASE SAVE THE DATE TUESDAY JANUARY 16 for our first WINE DINNER of the year featuring one of Italy’s oldest and most celebrated wineries, Fontanafredda, producer of top Barolo.

We’ll be posting Chef Harvey’s wine pairing menu tomorrow. Stay tuned!

Image via the Fontanafredda Facebook.

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