Matching Italian Food and Wine: Avocado and Smoked Salmon Tartare – La Gioiosa Spumante “Rosea Brut”*.

The colour of this Spumante wine from theValdobbiadene area, in the northeastern corner of Italy, is a delicate pink with violet reflexes, while the nose is fruity with red and blue stone fruit.

You can enjoy La Gioiosa Spumante Rosea Brut either as a welcome drink or to be served in an afternoon aperitif.

To enhance the freshness of this sparkling Spumante , we have paired it with a light salmon and avocado tartare. Cin Cin!

*This wine is imported to Denmark byVinimondo.dk, a wine wholesaler that works with some of the best wine suppliers in Italy, Portugal, France and Spain.

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A Classic Italian Easter Cake from Naples: La Pastiera

The Pastiera is a traditional Neapolitan cake that can’t be missed on the table in Naples and its surrounding area, especially during Easter. Most likely, the cake you’ll eat during Easter won’t be the one you prepared, but rather the one that a friend of yours, or a neighbour, offered to you. It is in fact tradition to give the Pastiera as a present to the ones you care for. As the process of preparing the Pastiera is fairly long, but not complicated at all, you have to begin making it on the Thursday (or Friday) before Easter. This way, you will have all the time to go visit your friend with a fragrant Pastiera and wish him Happy Easter!

Many thanks to our friend Francesca from Naples, (@asheepinthekitchen), for revealing us the secrets to prepare a traditional Easter Pastiera.

🍷Francesca & Marinella🍴

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A Taste of the Italian Summer: Homemade Ravioli from Capri

If someone ask us which are the dishes that better represent Italy, we most likely would answer that the Ravioli Capresi is one of those. This is due to both the color of the dish in itself (red, white, and green: don’t they remind you of something? 🇮🇹 ), and to the aromas that emanate when you are cutting a Raviolo.

How can we thank our friend Francesca from Naples, (@asheepinthekitchen), for introducing us this wonderful Italian dish that is yet surprisingly easy to prepare?

Set aside just 20 minutes of your time and get ready to bring the scent of Italy to your table!

🍷Francesca & Marinella🍴

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Matching Italian Food and Wine: Cream of Asparagus with Poached Egg – La Gioiosa Prosecco Brut DOC Treviso Sparking Wine*

This week’s wine is a Prosecco white wine produced from the Glera grapes in the wonderful hillside vineyards of Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia (Northeastern Italian regions). Within the vast area of DOC Prosecco, including nine provinces between Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia, lies the historic area of the Province of Treviso where La Gioiosa has its headquarters and has been producing its wines since generations.

This sparkling wine is a good pairing either for an appetizer or to accompany a dinner. We tried it paired with a Cream of Asparagus and Poached Egg. We hope that you’ll also enjoy the creaminess of this delicate soup-er dish enhanced by the freshness of this lovely Prosecco. Cin Cin! 🍷

*This wine is imported to Denmark by Vinimondo.dk, a wine wholesaler that works with some of the best wine suppliers in Italy, Portugal, France and Spain.

In Denmark you can buy this Prosecco La Gioiosa here: Nemlig

🍷Francesca & Marinella🍴

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21st March – Tiramisú Day: The Classic Version VS the Strawberry Version

This year we would like to celebrate the 21st of March, known as the Tiramisú day. By celebrating the first day of spring, we will add a strawberry twist to this traditional Italian dessert. Being one of the most famous desserts in the world, we are sure that you will enjoy this.

In the following version of the Tiramisú, the savoiardi biscuits are soaked with a scented strawberry juice, instead of the coffee, as we usually do.

🍷Francesca & Marinella🍴

21st March Tiramisú Day: a Strawberry Version

If you feel more conservative, then go for an authentic slice of the classic Tiramisú. You can never go wrong with it! Follow our recipe here for the traditional recipe made with coffee. And why not add a bit of alcohol?

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Matching Food and Wine: Cannelloni with Spinach and Ricotta – Barbera d`Asti DOCG Superiore 2014 Enzo Bartoli, Red Wine*

This week’s wine and food match is between the Enzo Bartoli- Barbera d’Asti Superiore and one of the most traditional dish of the Italian cuisine: the cannelloni with spinach and ricotta cheese. This Barbera d’Asti is a fruity wine with a fresh acidity and with tones of red berries, cherry, spices, and a touch of vanilla and liquorice. Enzo Bartoli Barbera d’Asti is from Nizza, an area in the Piemonte region that is considered the best for the grape variety Barbera

*This wine is imported to Denmark from Vinimondo.dk, a wine wholesaler that works with some of the best wine suppliers in Italy, Portugal, France and Spain.

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A Soft and Scented Carnival Cake from Florence: La Schiacciata Dolce

This Schiacciata Dolce, called Schiacciata Fiorentina, is a typical cake from Florence. It is very popular and appreciated during the Carnival season. In Italy, Carnival is celebrated all over the Peninsula, from the big cities to the small villages, organizing  parades and masquerade balls in a cheerful and carefree atmosphere. This period culminates in the Mardi Gras, baking as much as possible before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. You then have one more day to eat as much as you want, so let’s go and bake our Schiacciata Fiorentina!

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Italy meets Denmark: Burrata and Fresh Lumpfish Roe Toasts

Sometimes we like to experiment new dishes and new pairings. This is exactly like the following recipe. In Denmark, the season of fresh lumpfish roe has arrived, and you can find it in every fish department. If you are thinking about bringing a taste of Italy on your table, while still emphasising the Danish lumpfish season, we suggest you to pair lumpfish roe with an Italian burrata. We believe this match is a winning choice, isn’t it?

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Matching Food and Wine: Pappardelle Pasta and Meat Ragù – Noelia Ricci, Godenza Romagna DOC Sangiovese Predappio – Red Wine*

While we were planning this recipe, we realised that we had the task to pair not only the right wine, but also the best type of pasta for the meat-based sauce. There are countless shapes of pasta but not each of them matches well with every kind of sauce: Pappardelle is one of the best choice when it comes to the meat ragù. On the contrary, planning the choice of wine wasn’t that difficult.

With no doubt a bottle (or more) of Noelia Ricci, Godenza  Romagna DOC Sangiovese Predappio, is one of the best wines to greater appreciate this hearty dish. This red wine, from sustainable farming, features a soft and savory flavor showing full ripe fruits, tobacco, and balsamico.

*This wine is imported to Denmark from Vinimondo.dk, a wine wholesaler that works with some of the best wine suppliers in Italy, Portugal, France and Spain.

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