With Italy's delicious seasonal vegetables
Our new winter menu ....is driven by some of the most flavoursome Italian vegetables only found at this time of the year. The inspiration comes from those regions such as Puglia, Tuscany, Veneto and Sicily whose cuisine makes the most out of them with dishes that are unique to the area.
Among these are the cime di rapa, with its addictive mustardy taste, catalogna chicory with its asparagus-like tips, the cavolo nero, the famous black cabbage and the fennel with a mild licquorice flavour. The bitter winter cold makes these vegetables both tender and sweet.
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A WINE TASTING DINNER: CAMPANIA, a region of unrivalled gastronomic tradition and ancient grape varieties
Campania is a region as rich in gastronomic tradition and indigenous grape varieties as it is in history and natural beauty.
The names of its cities and towns such as Naples, Pompeii, Herculaneum and Paestum fill us with the yearning to visit and study their rich past, whilst others such as Amalfi, Sorrento and Capri beckon us with their breathtaking beauty.
Giuseppe will discuss the link between the food and its history, and the menu will feature a selection of the most representative dishes using traditional ingredients.
The exciting wine scene is producing some excellent wines. Giuseppe will explore the principle white grape varieties, including Falanghina, Fiano and Greco as well as the red grapes, Aglianico and Piedirosso.
The red wines will include:
January 23, 2014