Wednesday, September 9, 2015


It has been a while since I have posted. The Stoic One and I have been busy living our every day life here and getting prepared for guests coming our way. I love to show off Umbria, so I can hardly wait for their arrival. I have also been busy with a work project, but I am coming in to the end of it.

I wanted to tell everyone, once again, how grateful I am for Calagrana. http://www.calagrana.comThe food is spectacular and Alberto and Ely are the absolute best. This summer they have been doing special dinners that represent different provinces in Italy. Last night's province was the Veneto, which is near and dear to my heart, since that is where my dad is from. The food and wine were perfect matches.

Here is our menu, with the wines we tasted.
 A salad of bacala, prawns and mussels poached and served on warm potatoes with olive oil and lemon.

This was paired with S. Cristina Lugana DOC 100% Rebbiano from Lugana...excellent match.

The next course was risotto nero, made using the cuttle fish ink sacs, served topped with a cuttle fish ragu.

This dish was so delicious. The photo does not do it justice. We drank a Ripassa Valpolicella DOC superiore. 85% Corvina and 15% Rondinella. Yum!!!

The next course was guinea fowl breast "venetian style" whic was wrapped in pancetta and raosted and served with stewed onions and Amarone wine sauce, accompanied with a puree of potatoes and a creamy spinach...Unfortunately for you I gobbled it down before I took a photo.
We drank an Amarone Classico DOCG ...80% Corvina and 10% Rondinella and 10% Oseleta. The best wine of the night.

Even though I said I could not eat one more bite, they brought out the lightest tiramisu I've ever eaten.
We had a rose prosecco with it, Valdo Rose' limited edition Floriale.  And yes we all got home safely.
The best meal ever!

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