A glimpse of Chianti in the fall (Part 1)

by  |  29-12-2013

Back in October, I was invited to attend an event in a small town in Tuscany for the 10th anniversary of the death of beloved Barcelonian writer Manuel Vázquez Montalbán. He was a smart man who appreciated good food and wine, so it’s hardly surprising that he loved Italian cuisine and had visited the area many times. There wasn’t better excuse to spend a long weekend discovering the food and wine of the area myself. This is a long overdue account of the trip. Upon my arrival in Florence I had lunch in a random little osteria called La Vinaina that had a set lunch menu for 12€, with a few choices for each course. The pasta was perfectly al dente–of course–and the polpettine (little meatballs) with spinach were perfectly juicy and delicious. I can’t remember the name of the house wine, but it was naturally, a Chianti. Not only […]
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