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Trentino – Alto Adige Long Table Recap

This month’s Long Table Dinner marks our first anniversary of celebrating Italy’s many regions.  Although we haven’t toasted every region in Italy yet, we certainly had a great time exploring (and tasting) Italy’s diverse cuisine.Thursday, March 29, 2012

To celebrate our Long Table anniversary we paid tribute to the Trentino – Alto Adige region.  Located in northern Italy, this region’s food culture is heavily influenced by both Venetian and German roots creating anything but “typical” Italian cuisine.

The dinner began with an Insalata Paesana, a country salad of Asiago cheese, cauliflower, potato, apple, radish & walnut.  It was paired with a nice, ripe Pinot Grigio by Abazzi di Novacella.  First course in our Trentino-Alto Adige Long Table Dinner

Next was the Canederli allo Speck e Brodo, speck & bread dumplings served in a parmesan broth.  In Trentino – Alto Adige “speck” is a staple – the juniper-flavoured ham is eaten at all times of the day.  Served with a glass Mezzacornoa Pinot Nero, the chewy tannins paired perfectly with the speck.Second course at our Trentino-Alto Adige Long Table Dinner

The Germanic influence became clear with the next course – housemade sausage and sauerkrout.  The juicy sausage was washed down with an ice cold  Birra Menabrea.Third course at our Trentino-Alto Adige Long Table Dinner

To finish?  Fritelle di Miele – fresh apple fritters.  Served right out of the fryer, it was hard to resist indulging in seconds (or thirds)!Dessert course for our Trentino-Alto Adige Long Table Dinner

Our next Long Table Dinner will be April 25 & 26.  We’ll be toasting Veneto – home to the famous canals of Venice, the University of Padua (founded in 1222), Lake Garda ad more. Venetian cuisine is reflected in the geography of the region: coastal, plains and mountains. The traditional food and wine of Veneto? Risotto, fish, air dried beef and fish, Asiago & Piave cheeses, Tiramisu, Prosecco, Soave & Amarone wines to name a few.  To view to menu or purchase tickets, please visit our events page.

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