La Botte di Bacco: The First Real Tuscan Meal

Here are the sights from our first dinner in Radda the other night. It was one of the most amazing meals of my life, perhaps the best.

The interior:

Starter:

Crostini with toppings of fresh tomato, chicken pate, raddiccio pate,  and olive pate.

The Wine: Fonterutoli Chianti Classico 2010. The 2009 was rated one of the top 100 in the world by wine spectator for that year. Regrettably that one was sold out. However, it was a truly incredible chianti.

First Course:

A traditional Tuscan Bean Soup

Potato gnocchi with pesto,cherry tomatoes and melted pecorino cheese

Second Course:

Wild Boar Stew made with Chianti and Smashed Potatoes

Pork Tenderloin on a bed of spinach

Apologies for the dark pictures (flash seemed inappropriate in this setting :))

After meal palette cleanser: lemon ice

2 thoughts on “La Botte di Bacco: The First Real Tuscan Meal

  1. Buy 2009s to drink now in Italy. Bring the 2010s home to age. The meal looks great! They love their boar.

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