"È primavera svegliatevi bambine…'Tis springtime, wake up young maidens." This is the quintessential Florentine ballad announcing the arrival of spring. The Tuscan countryside is waking up and the fields are a bright yellow, covered in wild "tromboncini" daffodils. This week's menu highlights the ingredients that are beginning to arrive at local markets.
This week's menu is a "Tribute to Lombardy." Enjoy ingredients -- like radicchio and taleggio cheese -- that are regional staples, as well as dishes that have come to symbolize the delicious and non-fussy sophistication of Lombardy's cooking. Of course, we have paired it all with an outstanding nebbiolo red from the region that will leave you asking for more.
Prunotto Nebbiolo Occhetti 2015 The wine is a deep ruby red, leaning toward garnet. Elegant, layered aromas of raspberries, roses and licorice lend to a full-bodied palate with a lingering harmonious finish. “Cherries and berries with a lemon and floral character. Medium body, firm acidity and a flavorful finish. Lively. Drink now.” - James Suckling 92 points