Italian food and wine pairings — does it get any better than that?
I recently celebrated my 50th birthday at Il Fornaio, a great Italian restaurant that does a wonderful job of highlighting regional dishes and wines.
According to Maurizo Mazzon, Il Fornaio’s executive chef, there are 20 distinct regions in Italy! Il Fornaio changes its regional offerings monthly, often using ingredients and wines unavailable elsewhere in the U.S.
From Dec. 6 through Dec. 19, the Il Fornaio menu is featuring the best recipes from the past year’s regional menus.
Being the food and wine lover that I am, I was in seventh heaven. It was incredibly fun to try new dishes and new wines. What a great way to celebrate my next 50 years! [Read more…]