Above: The “City of Montalcino,” city of wine, honey, olive oil, and organic farming. It’s one of Italy’s most picturesque hilltop towns and it’s located in the heart of the Orcia River Valley, a UNESCO heritage site.
UNA SERATA TOSCANA
An evening in Tuscany with Tony Vallone
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
$110 plus tax & gratuity
Please call (713) 960-0333 to reserve.
The only problem with Tony’s “Regional Italian Cuisine” dinner series? The portions are so generous that you need to be sure to come hungry!
But, then again, healthy appetites are always recommended when sitting at any of Tony’s tables.
Next week’s Una Serata Toscana (An Evening in Tuscany) will feature the wines of Montalcino, where Italy produces one of its most coveted and collected wines, Brunello di Montalcino, made from 100% Sangiovese grapes grown in Tuscany’s best vineyards.
Of course, one cannot live by Brunello alone: Tony will also be pouring a Rosso di Montalcino, the younger and more approachable expression of Sangiovese grown there (and one of his personal favorites).
While the Rosso will be served with one of the first courses, the Brunello will be reserved for the main event, the “Tagliata di Manzo,” a classic Tuscan steak and the traditional pairing for Sangiovese.
Beef is the centerpiece for any Tuscan feast. But many don’t realize that Tuscany lies on the coast of the Mediterranean and that fish and seafood are also extremely popular there. So look out for seafood first course as well.
Please call (713) 960-0333 to reserve. Limited availability.