Regional dinner…Venezia

Today we are having a dinner courtesy of Calagrana, delivered to our door. A speciality of the Venetian region, and specifically to Venice. Baccalà is salt cod. Reconstituted it is a speciality of many regions. This one, with potatoes, is yummy.

We opted out of the wine pairing on my personal sommeliers recommendation 🙂 The dinner was really good and I’m not a big fan of Baccalà.
Phrase…”ora di cena. mangiamo” English…”time for dinner. Let’s eat”. Pronounced…ora dee chayna. Mahn-gee-ahm-oh.
Stay safe…springtime is coming! Andrà tutto bene 🌈

12 thoughts on “Regional dinner…Venezia

  1. Nancy Hampton Post author

    That’s great Phil. What is your budget for the red? Luther says €8 should be pretty easy to find. I didn’t know about the bottled in Tuscany part. We have visited wineries that were bottling while we visited so some, at least, are bottling in Umbria. Salute!

  2. Phil

    I searched the Coop for Montefalco Rosso. I found Cecci La Campana 2016 that was almost within budget. It is bottled in Tuscany. I read that most Umbrian wine used to be sent to Tuscany. Maybe it is a relic of those days. Very nice wine anyway.

  3. Nancy Hampton Post author

    OK.I hope you enjoy the tastings even if you don’t buy anything but grechetto. I don’t remember the prices. 🙂I sure miss going wine tasting!

  4. Philip Atkinson

    My price limit is €5 per bottle. I will visit Montefalco when we become a yellow zone region.

  5. Nancy Hampton Post author

    We get the Montefalco Rosso at the wineries and it is quite affordable if you don’t get the reserva. And it is always a blend of Sangiovese and Sagrantino, not usually with merlot. The big gun in Umbria is the Sagrantino…100%. It must be aged at least 5 years before they even release it. But really needs much more time. Really huge wine. And more expensive. I’m not a fan. The Rosso is softer and ready to drink. More of an everyday wine.

  6. Philip Atkinson

    I didnt realise Montifalco was a blende of Sangiovese, Sagrantino and Merlot. Its normally much more expensive than Sangiovese. I usually get the Coops special offer!

  7. Nancy Hampton Post author

    Hi Phil. My sommelier says….he is with you on the Grechetto. And he does like Sangiovese, but for the red he would pick Montefalco Rosso. A little more body than straight Sangiovese. 🙂

  8. Philip Atkinson

    I have a question for your sommelier. If he had to select one Umbrian white and one red to drink every day what would he choose. Personally I like Grechetto and Sangiovese varieties.

  9. Nancy Hampton Post author

    I wish you were too! I’m not a huge fan of salty cod either. Luther is. But this was excellent. Not sure why but I’m not knocking it!

  10. Nancy Hampton Post author

    🙁 well, if it was good beef stew the first time…it will be good the second…I love beef stew.

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