Celebrate "mamma" on her special day!
Whether you are together or apart, share your love by sharing a meal across your tables. Chef Christianne is channeling her female sophisticated touch in this beautiful menu that captures healthy fresh flavors and is designed for the discerning tastes of Mom. We have paired this menu with two optional special refreshments and flowers to complete the ultimate Mother's Day package.
The original cowboys were Italian! Oh yes they were! The Butteri of southern Tuscany have been an intrinsic part of the Maremma region for centuries, riding and roping long-horned cattle on horseback. Maybe that explains, in part, why Italians have always been intrigued with the American West.
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, recognized as one of the top ten films of all time, was an Italian-made Western, emblematic of the widely popular genre of movies directed by Italian, Sergio Leone, in the 1960s and 70s that were ultimately dubbed "Spaghetti Westerns."
This week's menus is inspired by simple, straight-forward foods that could have been eaten in the marshes of Maremma or on the Plains of the American West.
The iconic Academy Award winning movie, Roman Holiday, helped to position post-war Italy as a mecca for film, fashion and modern culture. A story of a nemph-like princess, played by Audrey Hepburn, it recounts her one glorious day on the lam in Rome. But you can't talk of Rome without celebrating its food. Because it lies in the center of the country, the cuisine of Rome draws from the distinctive cuisines of the north and the south, while still retaining a character of its own. Our menu this week highlights some of Rome's most beloved and popular dishes - dishes that you will find in most every Roman Trattoria today. Join us for dinner and a movie!
In recognition of Raffaello's place in history and of the 500th Anniversary of his death, Rome has spent years preparing for a monumental retrospective of his works, only to be shuttered days after it opened, due to the Corona virus.
This week, I have designed a menu highlighting foods these masters would have enjoyed before the arrival of the new and unfamiliar ingredients discovered in the New World (ie. tomatoes, potatoes, corn, turkey, to name a few.)
While dining and sharing in our Travel Notes, you will also have the opportunity to travel to Rome and enjoy a virtual tour and curated presentation of the amazing Raffaello exhibit for a true multi-sensory experience.
"The wine packs plenty of coastal character for the money" writes Wine + Spirits Magazine, scoring this traditional, brisk wine with an impressive 90 points! "Zesty acidity underlies its flavors or yellow apple, peach and tarragon, finishing on a briny note."