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Monday, September 22, 2008

Un Viaggio attraverso L'Umbria

In this third Italian dinner, the theme is the food and wines of Umbria.

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We begin with:

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Anguille alle Brace
Smoked eel marinated in white wine with bay leaves
2007 Palazzone "Terre Vineate" Orvieto Classico Superiore DOC

The wine is a blend of Grechetto(20%) Procanico (50%) and Verdello, Drupeggo, Malvasia (30%)

It's very interesting how the smoked eel brought out the smoky flavour of the wine.

First Course:

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Un Piatto di Salume
a selection of hand prepared salami and cured meat
2007 Palazzone Grechetto Umbria IGT

Second Course:

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Tegamaccio
a stew of local fish with garlic and peppers
To drink: 2006 Arnaldo Caprai Grecante Grechetto dei Colli Martani DOC

Third Course:

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Spaghetti All Nursina
artisan spaghetti with black truffle
To drink: 2004 Arnaldo Caprai Collepiano Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG

Dessert:

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Pan Nociato
sweet bread with walnuts, grapes, cloves and pecorino
To drink: Arnaldo Caprai Grappa di Sagrantino di Montefalco

The details:

Church St. Enoteca
527 Church Street, Richmond

Phone: 9428 7898

Restaurant Open:
Lunch: Monday-Friday 12-3pm
Dinner: Monday-Saturday 6pm to late

Web:
www.churchstenoteca.com.au

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