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Monday, October 06, 2008

Un Viaggio attraverso La Puglia

It's the last of the Italian dinners and tonight we're exploring the region of Puglia.


We begin with glasses of 2006 Cantele Telero Bianco Salento IGT - a blend of 80% Malvasia and 20% Chardonnay. It's matched to our first course

Cozze alla Leccese
mussels baked with olive oil, lemon and parsley

Second Course:

Ciceri e Tria
chickpea and noodle soup
To drink: 2006 Antica Enotria Falanghina Puglia IGT - this is an organically produced wine, a blend of Falanghina and Greco grapes.

Third Course:

Scampi all'Apulia
roasted scapi in a hot tomato sauce
To drink: 2006 Cantele Negroamaro Rosato Salento IGT - this uses 100% negroamaro

The sauce was rich with just a touch of chilli and really worked well with the soft oven roasted scampi.

Fourth Course:

Maiale al Latte
pork cooked in milk with peppers and polenta
To drink: 2002 Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva DOC - this is a blend of 85% Negroamaro and 15% Malvasia Nera.

The pork is rubbed with a spice mix and then left for 8 hours - it is then cooked in milk, the leftover milk is reduced to form the sauce. A beautiful dish.


Fried Moscato pastry with honey and cinnamon
To drink: 2006 Rivera "Piani di Tufara" Moscato di Trani DOC - made with 100% moscato di trani

These were like an ultra thin version of crostoli, finished off with a drizzle of honey and cinnamon.

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


1 comment:

  1. Great blog!
    Thank you very much to highlight the region...

    Discovery Puglia and all its secrets!...



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