Italy is famous in the world for its cuisine, its typical dishes and its wines. There is no standard Italian cuisine, but each area, each city, each region has its own culinary traditions. The Italian cooking course and Italian wine and its activities in the afternoon, will make you know this world in depth, history, culture, passion for good food.
Italian food is one of the most consumed and appreciated in the world and is based on the use of Mediterranean products and the maximum respect for them. Most dishes are made from few ingredients so it is the quality of their products that makes the difference, each dish must be accompanied with the best pairing, that is, the best wine to enhance its flavours.
At Giro D’Italia we make sure our clients are happy and able to enjoy a memorable dining experience that will surely amaze your taste buds, thinking about what you will order the next time you visit our place. Contact us today if you want to know all the details about our restaurant.
Italian wines and food are known throughout the world
Pork lard is a meat with a protected geographical indication (PGI) typical of the town of the same name where it is produced, in the Apuan Alps in the municipality of Carrara, in the province of Massa Carrara.
The Pici are a type of handmade pasta, similar to spaghetti but larger, they are typical of southern Tuscany, the Val d’Orcia and the Chiana Valley and the province of Siena.
The Livornese fish soup is a fish soup, typical of the cuisine of Livorno and Viareggio.
Italian offers you, in its food and wine courses or extracurricular activities, tastings of typical Tuscan and / or Italian wines. These tastings can be carried out at wine tasting schools or in different places of the city, we will also accompany you to visit the wineries where the wines are produced.
The Brunello de Montalcino DOCG is a red wine produced in Tuscany, in the territory of Montalcino, in the province of Siena. Brunello di Montalcino can be considered one of the longest-lived Italian red wines.
The Montepulciano Noble Wine is a red wine, with character, strong body and great quality. It has a very old history and is produced in a limited territory, making this product an exclusive one.
The Bolgheri Sassaia. The vineyards that produce this wine are found exclusively in the area of the municipality of Castagneto Carducci, in the province of Livorno. It is one of the most appreciated and expensive Italian wines, it is produced at the Hacienda San Guido, which owns all the vineyards.
La Vernaccia de San Gimignano, is a white wine produced in a small area of Tuscany, between Siena, Pisa and Florence, coinciding with the municipality of San Gimignano, known and appreciated throughout the world.
5 tips for pairing Italian food with Italian wines
Do you have a family lunch, a meeting with friends or a romantic dinner? Do you think to order Italian food, but you don’t know what Italian wine to serve? Here we simplify the decision process. Just follow these simple tips.
Snacks or cocktails
An excellent way to start the night well is with delicious and refreshing bubbles. No, this does not mean that you have to choose the Asti Ric as always, nor break the pig to buy a Champagne. Better choose a Prosecco! For a fraction of what a decent Champagne costs, you can enjoy a fruity and aromatic sparkling Italian (not necessarily sweet). Not for nothing is the fastest growing type of sparkling sales worldwide.
Fish, seafood and creamy sauces
Surely you have heard that white and rosé wines go better with fish and seafood dishes. But what happens when heavy or seafood is accompanied by creamy sauces? In these cases, choose a Chardonnay, especially if you have a short time in the barrel. If it is a cooler dish, with some acidity, choose a Pinot Grigio; its fruity / citrus flavor will do very well.
Pasta, chicken or veal in tomato sauce
These dishes are usually lighter than roasts and stews with red or game meat. However, the acidity of the tomato can still run over a wine with a light body and low acidity. Best test with a medium-bodied red wine such as a Chianti (or any made with Sangiovese), Barbera, Merlot, Montepulcciano d’Abruzzo, Nebbiolo, Valpolicella or even a Lambrusco.
Red meat or cured cheeses
The secondo piatti are convincing and tasty main courses. Think of stews, stews and roasts, or even a Bolognese sauce, among others. Usually they are based on red meat or game (eg rabbit, deer, wild boar, etc.). For this type of dish, you will need a wine with enough body to cope with the powerful flavors of the food. Try a Primitivo, Amarone, Barbaresco or Cabernet Sauvignon (of course, Italian of choice).
If you’ve never accompanied dessert with a wine, it’s time to start! Wines to accompany dessert are not consumed so frequently, but make the effort at your next lunch or dinner, and you will see the result. Sparkling and / or slightly sweet wines usually complement the dessert very well. Try a Moscato di Sicilia with a tiramisu, a Moscato d’Asti with a fruit tart or a Brachetto d’Acqui (a sparkling red wine from Piedmont) with a chocolate dessert.
It is known by everyone that in addition to having a good meal, we must offer added value to a client who is increasingly informed and is more demanding and this could be achieved with a great wine. Therefore, you should look for a place that respects your preferences. At Giro D’Italia we make sure our clients are happy and able to enjoy a memorable dining experience that will surely amaze your taste buds, thinking about what you will order the next time you visit our place. Contact us today if you want to know all the details about our restaurant.