Events / Dinner

Fragments of Tuscany

Sat, October 28, 2017

7:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $135 Public Price: $175 Phone: 212.627.2308
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Gabriella Ganugi

Palazzi Florence Association for International Education, Florence, Italy

Andrea Trapani

Apicius International School of Hospitality at Florence University of the Arts, Florence, Italy

Massimo Bocus

Apicius International School of Hospitality at Florence University of the Arts, Florence, Italy

Simone De Castro

Apicius International School of Hospitality at Florence University of the Arts, Florence, Italy

For 13 years running, Gabriella Ganugi and the talented Apicius team have journeyed to the Big Apple to showcase their Italian cooking at the Beard House. This year, guests will be treated to a poetic ode to Tuscany with a lavish menu inspired by the region’s ten provinces, each one more delectable than the last.

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Menu

Hors d’Oeuvre

Savory Miniature Tarts with Leeks and Tarese del Valdarno Pancetta

Cecina, Mortadelline di Prato, and Fried Sage Skewers

Thyme–Chestnut Batter–Fried Shrimp

Pan di Ramerino with Roasted Persimmons and Tuscan Blue Cheese

Pecorino–Spelt Miniature Croissants with Broccoli and Orange Spread

Vin Santo Snaps with Chicken Liver Pâté and Crispy Onions

Bruni Marteto Morellino di Scansano 2016

Bruni Plinio Maremma Toscana Vermentino  2016

Dinner

Housemade Bread for the Table 

  • Toscana > Pan di Ramerino with Basil and Aged Balsamic Vinegar
  • Certaldo > Onion Grissini
  • Lunigiana-Lucca > Gluten-Free Focaccia with Oregano; Pane Toscano with Fermented Goat's Milk; and Marocca di Casola

Toscana > Baccalà with Grapes, Rosemary, White Balsamic Vinegar, and Toasted Almond Brittle

Fattoria del Teso Montecarlo Rosso 2015

Maremma > Ricotta, 36-Month-Aged Parmigiano-Reggiano, and Turnip Green–Stuffed Ravioli with Butter, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Tuscan Black Cabbage, and Preserved Lemon

Fattoria del Cerro Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2013

Chianti > Tuscan Barley Mantecato with Corzano e Paterno Farm Toad’s Skin Pecorino Cheese, Broccoli Couscous, Persimmon, and Green Peppercorn

Fattoria del Cerro Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2013

Casentino-Arezzo > Duck Breast with DolceForte Mushroom–Coffee Sauce, Celeriac, and Fried Capers

Rocca di Frassinello Poggio alla Guardia Maremma Toscana 2014

Toscana > Nepitella Reverse Sphere with Chocolate Foam

Pisa > San Rossore Pine Nut Short Pastry with Whipped Rosemary–Ricotta Cream, Lemon Custard, and Scorched Honey Sauce

Fattoria del Teso Montecarlo Vinsanto 2000

Sweets for the Table

  • Garfagnana-Lucca > Petal Dust–Rolled Chestnut–Rose Truffles
  • Toscana > Candied Espresso Bean Chocolate Slab
  • Prato and Firenze > Pesche di Prato with Alkermes Liqueur
  • Pistoia > Cialde di Montecatini
  • Pisa > Anicino Pisano
  • San Miniato and Volterra > Dark Chocolate Lollipop with Pear, Black Truffle, and Volterra Salt

Wines generously provided by Italian producers Azienda Bruni, Fattoria del Cerro, Fattoria del Teso, and Rocca di Frassinello, and distributed by Vias Imports Ltd.