Tours of Tuscany

Tours of Tuscany
Join this small group tour and immerse yourself in the current of sensation for a week of food, wine and culture in Tuscany.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Degustation dinner with Tuscan olive oils + Tuscan dishes

Indulge your love of all things Tuscan, with Cortina Restaurant’s delicious degustation on Tuesday the 25th of May.

The Tuscan Association of Queensland together with Italian chef, Vittorio Greco and his wife Barbara, will prepare a delicious five-course dinner that will complement and demonstrate the importance of fine olive oil in authentic traditional Tuscan dishes.

Tuscany is a region synonymous with some of the finest quality olive oil in the world, producing countless varieties including the Laudemio trademark ranging from the piccanti (spicy) to the dolce (sweet) oils.

Tuscan olive oil is generally produced from handpicked fruit, which produces extra virgin oil that is low in acidity, green in colour and has a fruity flavour with a herbal aroma.

Don’t miss this delicious exploration into the beautiful and varied tastes of Tuscan olive oil!

MENU (all featuring olive oil):

• Crostini misti (toasted bread with various toppings drizzled with oil)
• Garmugia (Tuscan vegetable soup)
• Tagliatelle al pomodoro (tagliatelle pasta with tomato sauce)
• Carpaccio di manzo con rucola e grana padano (sliced rare beef with rocket & grano padano cheese)
• Schiacciata coll' uva (sweet, flat Tuscan bread with grapes & oil)

When: 7:00pm Tues. 25 May
More Information: Cost: $55.00 per person. BYO alcohol.
Bookings: Vittorio Greco (Cortina Restaurant) T: 3266 4253 / 0404 542 714 OR Paul Amabile (Tuscan Assoc) T: 0412 352 99.

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