Taste of Puglia
Beginning July 10
Puglia, the heel of Italy, has a very strong agricultural tie that produces much of Italy’s crops and livestock including tomatoes, fava beans, peppers, beef and lamb. Puglians also pride themselves on their orecchiette. Puglia produces a large amount of wine and up until 20 years ago, a large portion of Puglia’s grapes were used to add “substance” to wines produced in the rest of Italy and France. Thankfully, Puglia is now being recognized for the wine it produces!
Fava Bean & Chicory Salad
Rustic bread, roasted cherry tomato, parsley oil
Mastroberardino ‘Lacrimarosa’ Rosato 2015
Light pink in color with a fruity yet delicate bouquet of white peaches, honey, strawberries, raspberries, peonies and currants.
Fresh mozzarella, tomato, capers
Li Veli Fiano 2015
Fresh fruit on the nose with mild citrus and pear. The aromatic character of the wine is continued on the palate. Fresh fruit and lively acidity combined with mineral notes leave a round but firm impression.
Orecchiette con Cavolo Nero
Homemade orecchiette, black Tuscan kale, garlic, Calabrian chilies
Castello Monaci Piluna Primitivo 2014
Broad, ripe black fruit and spice aromas with notes of pepper and toasty vanilla. On the palate, the wine has a robust, concentrated character, a firm structure, and small black fruit and licorice notes on the aftertaste.
Orata alla Pugliese
Grilled sea bream, potatoes, tomato, Gaeta olives
Talò Salice Salentino 2013
Deep ruby red with garnet shade. Intense bouquet of cherry and plum scent with notes of Mediterranean herbs. Full-bodied with a pleasantly fresh aftertaste.
Braciole alla Barese
Veal, bacon, Pecorino Romano, stewed tomato sauce
Schola Sarmenti ‘Roccamora’ Negroamaro 2013
Spice, leather and tobacco notes with a pronounced fruity finish on the nose. Velvety structure softened by light tannins that leaves a nice aftertaste.
Tasting menu – 45
Add wine pairing – 20
Menu selections are available a la carte