Under the Tuscan Sun

Few regions of the world evoke such emotional reactions for so many cultural elements as Tuscany.  While many might quickly think about the stunning landscape, architecture and art – we think about the food and wine!   Kate and Jack recently found themselves in Florence for a week — what better time to share stories while the memories are still fresh?

Tuscany is famous for SO MANY culinary elements that a meal with five courses and five wines is only a start, but we gave it a go thanks to the culinary mastery of Kate Romane and Black Radish Kitchen!

First Course 
focaccia with burrata, speck,  sweet peppers and pea shoots

Contarini Prosecco Superiore Millesimato Valdobbiadene DOCG 2016

Second Course
ricotta ravioli with sage butter and hazelnuts

La Lastra Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG 2015 Tuscany, Italy
90pts Wine Enthusiast
Colle Massari Vermentino Melacce 2015 Tuscany, Italy
89pts Wine Spectator

Third Course
winter greens with shaved fennel, citrus,red onion, gorgonzola

Fourth Course
rosemary pork tenderloin fried capers, lemon butter & root mash

Mazzei Fonterutoli Chianti Classico DOCG 2012 Tuscany, Italy
92pts Wine Spectator
Altesino Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2012 Tuscany, Italy
96pts Wine Spectator AND #11 Wine Spectator top 100

Fifth Course
biscotti, mascarpone spice cookies, almond macaroons