(CB 3.5+/5) Paleo used to be a traditional Bordeaux blend until the 2001 vintage after which it only gets produced as 100% cabernet franc. 18 months in 75% new oak and 25% 2nd pass. The herbaciousness of cabernet franc is coated in spicy new oak and dark fruits. Marked tannins. A little bit angular at present and a bit restrained. Feels like it can still develop further. Drink in 3-5 years.
Ok apparently it’s all about the food here in Italy 😀. Last night we had ragu with tagliatelle made by the wonderful Gigi. Also on the menu, crumbed chicken, salad, bread & gelato. There were 18 people for dinner & plenty of leftovers. #retireinitaly#italianlifestyle#nobreakfastforme
Saturdays. Everything becomes a little slower: the walk to the bakery to get cornetti; the coffee brewing — we use Chemex on weekends as opposed to moka pot; the lingering at the breakfast table. #morningslikethese
Now, THIS is decor I can get behind!!! A great reminder to eat your fruits & veggies…& it is featured on the ceiling of a place I like to call “Italian-American Disney World,” @eatalyboston. Due to my obsession with my Italian heritage AND high quality products, I get completely in flow & lose all track of time once I step inside. I understand some may see it as a cheesy fabrication of Italy, but it is complete nostalgia for me, with thoughtful visuals & products I hadn’t been able to get my hands on since childhood. Part of the magic is just that…the access to so much goodness, straight from Italy. I think about how my newly immigrated ancestors would have given anything for a taste of home in those early days of emotions that mixed like oil & vinegar - excitement & hope, with melancholy & homesickness. And now I feel like I make those beloved souls more present in my life, while honoring the land they loved & left, each time I taste or hold something nurtured there.
No matter what form, I am always happy to see a touch of Italy light-up any corner of the world. There is just something about it. Anyone who has been blessed by traveling there will tell you that…& for those who simply can’t get there, there is @eatalyusa . Each location has a “theme,” & Boston’s is “The Sea,” which is particularly dear to my heart as a Sicilian-American. As a little girl I vividly remember being both horrified & delighted by watching my great-grandmother clean & prepare an octopus for our meal (turning the head inside-out & everything!) I am hoping to chat with someone at the store about some ideas I have for the holidays…stay tuned… In the meantime, they have an absolutely amazing display of @simonesabaini Sicilian chocolates!!! (I may have done a happy-dance in the store!)
I feel so fortunate to live in Boston where there are multiple opportunities to marinate in Italian culture…& we’ll all end up there eventually anyway, because I am convinced that Heaven looks, smells, sounds, tastes, & feels just like the breathtaking Mediterranean landscape of Sicily.
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Chef @rob_gentile prides himself in using only the finest ingredients when paying homage to Italian cuisine. This is precisely why Peroni’s light and refined taste fits so well with @barbuca ’s delicious menu.
Le chef @rob_gentile se soucie d’utiliser les meilleurs ingrédients par respect pour la tradition italienne. C’est précisément pour cette raison que le goût léger et raffiné de Peroni complémente si bien le délicieux menu du @barbuca.
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Taking a moment today by the fire pit. Rustic. Italy. I love some of the basic elements of living here, such as putting stuff out to dry in the hot weather, such as your bath towel or flip flops. Hanging stuff off trees for convenience. Sitting in a deckchair in the sun before work. Just walking around in a wrap. Not brushing my hair unless we're going into town. Burning rubbish in the fire pit. Collecting dried plants from the garden for tinder. Noticing new fruit appearing on the trees. The quiet hum of factories in the far distance. No traffic noise. Seeing more of nature.