Second appointment with our Tour of Italy, proposing you some typical dishes from different regions of Italy.
This Sunday we will have a menu from one of the most well-known region of Italy: TUSCANY!
Our regional proposal will be a 3-courses menu (appetizer, main course and dessert) and it will include a glass of wine and an espresso coffee.
Price per person: $48.00 + taxes
WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR OUR REGIONAL MENU!!
For information and reservation:
Due to the limited number of seats, reservation is recommended. For parties of 5 and more, reservation is required.
A Casa Tua | Authentic Italian Food
8208 Cortez Rd W #1
Bradenton, FL 34210
APPETIZER – CROSTINI NERI TOSCANI
Toasted bread with chicken liver pate.
This is an ancient dish from Tuscan tradition. In the Medieval times, Crostini were used in poor farmer families, it was a way to eat bread without waste any single crumb. Also, the pate was done with the poorest parts of farm animals. Then, Crostini began to be in vogue also between noble families, and this fact started a new tradition: “appetizers” were born in this way!
MAIN COURSE – Pappardelle all'Anatra
Pappardelle noodles with duck
This is a typical dish from Arezzo area, that now is widely spread all over the central Italy, even if it can have some differences between different areas! In the past it was a dish for important days and celebration, for example during the wheat harvesting period.
DESSERT - Cantucci e Vin Santo
Almond cookies with wine.
The definition of Vin Santo (Saint Wine) derives from 1348, in Siena, when a great plague epidemic took place. The legend tells of a Franciscan friar who, in a desperate attempt to save the lives of the Sienese affected by the plague, gave them the wine used in the celebration of mass. Obviously the sick did not heal as if by magic, but it is true that it is a spread of the practice and positive reactions of the dying, it was accompanied by the belief that the wine contained miraculous properties; this is how that mass wine became the famous "vinsanto".
Cantucci (almond cookies) were already diffused before 1600, but only close to 1800 we can find the first official recipe, written by a baker of Prato. In the following years, the Cantucci recipe has been rewritten, and they were presented in 1867 at the Universal Exposition of Paris.