Step 13 The Vineyard is almost ready July 2017
Step 12 Little vines is growing – June 2017
Step 11 Planting new grapevines – May 2017
as promised here is the name of the dishes I prepared for You yesterday evening:
“Crostini neri” – the typical Tuscan starter with liver, capers, and anchovies;
“Crostini con salsiccia e stracchino” – the starter made with sausages and “stracchino” cheese (a creamy cheese);
“Panzanella” – the typical Tuscan salad made with bread (the hard one soacked in the water and squeezed) mixed with fresh vegetables (cucumber, tomato, celery, onion) and seasoned with extra virgin olive oil, salt and vinegar;
“Pecorino” – the cheese made with sheep’s milk and accompanied with figs jam.
“Tagliatelle con salsa di pomodoro e salsiccia” – the homemade egg noodles with sauce made with tomato and sausages
“Arista” – pork meat seasoned with rosemary, sage and garlic
“Sformato di cardi” – flan made with thistles (added with besciamella sauce and egg)
“Patate arrosto” – roasted potatoes
“Torta di mele con crema” – apple pie with cream
We really enjoyed yesterday evening for the dinner ! Thank You for coming !
Have a nice evening !
Nonno Dante è un ristorante fantastico capitanato dalla nostra amica Lucia e dai figli Giacomo e Valentina. Gli ospiti della Casa Vacanze Cappannelle adorano questo posto!!!!
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