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Summer food in Tuscany: Dievole’s new menu

Every voyage in Tuscany is made complete by the gastronomic experience that is so important to our culture. So choosing to stay at Dievole Wine Resort is a vote for some of this area’s best and most authentic food and wine. This summer we’re offering a fully renewed menu to please palates at lunch and dinner. Our philosophy always remains the same – use the best local and seasonal products for a cuisine that is refined and satisfying at the same time.

 

Summer Food: Dievole’s lunch menu

 

Our summer lunch menu is light and simple – just what you want for a break mid-day, perhaps before a nap in your suite. Antipasti, big salads and a simple secondo of fish or meat are served in our courtyard restaurant.

Most of our guests enjoy starting with the Tagliere Toscano, a selection of local cheese and cured meats, which pair brilliantly with our Chianti Classico or even the lighter IGT Toscana.

To follow, you might opt for the international classic Caesar salad, or crunch down on our invention called “Gallo Nero”, with fresh seasonal vegetables and black chickpeas served in an edible bowl. You’ll want to hang on to the Chianti Classico olive oil and wine vinegar that we put on the table, both for the salads and for the delicious bread baked fresh each morning in our kitchen.

Summer food for sweet tooths!

Summer food for sweet tooths!

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, our pastry chef suggests the Crema bruciata allo zafferano with a delicious candied fig, a true symbol of summer.

Summer Dinner Menu at Dievole

 

Our dinner menu offers a selection of locally sourced fish and meat, and of course a number of vegetarian options. All the pasta is homemade.

For a fish dinner, we could open with the Tartare di palamita, germogli di misticanza e maionese al cappero. Palamita (bonito) is a Tuscan blue fish particularly famous in the seaside town of San Vincenzo, which dedicates a festival to it every May. It’s delicious and so fresh in this tartare version with greens.

For the primo we’d suggest continuing with seafood in the Risotto, zafferano DOP di San Gimignano, burrata e tartare di gambero rosso – a creamy risotto made with DOP saffron from San Gimignano – not far away from here – and complemented with locally sourced tartare of shrimp.

 

A must-try Summer food: delicious risotto with "gamberi"!

A must-try Summer food: delicious risotto with “gamberi”!

 

If you still have an appetite, the Polpo all’arrabbiata sul letto di patate is a not-too-spicy octopus on mashed potatoes and garnished with tomatoes. This menu pairs brilliantly both with our white and rosato wines.

Meat lovers – more of a Tuscan tradition – won’t go hungry either, of course. The Porchetta di coniglio su letto di spinaci in agrodolce (rabbit roll) is a family classic and a super starter, though it could also be a main course!

Summer Food

Simply divine… and picture perfect!

We’ve got the delicious homemade tagliatelle with rabbit, lemon and pecorino cheese sauce to follow it up. Then delight the caveman inside with the Spunta di Cinta senese, the surprisingly delicate meat of the Sienese wild boar that rather demands to be eaten with your hands, accompanied by a delicious stuffed zucchini.

If you’re looking for just one bottle of wine to fit this menu it will be our Chianti Classico, but don’t be afraid to order by the glass and move on to the Novecento Riserva or even the Podere Brizio Brunello di Montalcino for the secondo.

 

Finally, dulcis in fondo, we’ve got some pastry art you won’t be able to resist. We won’t tell you about the whole menu, but can recommend either the classic Italian tiramisù served in a spectacular coffee cup, or the ball of chocolate mousse with a touch of peperoncino.

All-round chocolatey goodness for Summer Food lovers!

All-round chocolatey goodness!

 

Hungry for Summer food yet? What menu would you choose?