Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Slow food

 Grosseto, 27 May, 2015— 

A QUICK SURVEY of restaurants discussed on the popular websites turned up what looked like a serious and interesting place just a hundred meters from our hotel, and barring a glacial pace it turned out to be quite rewarding.

After a complimentary glass of Banfi frizzante I dove into a delicious mound of Tartara di Chianina, lightly accompanied by shallot, cornichon, chopped carrots, and a hen's egg. Chianina is Tuscan, not Piemontese, and lacks the distinctive sweetness of the Fossone I had the other day, but this was delicious just the same, especially with lavender-lemon flavored sea salt.

Afterward, Pici alla selvaggina di Maremma: very nice house-made thick spaghetti, cooked just right, in a ragout involving cinghiale, wild pig. No complaints.

Sangiovese-Merlot blend, Tenuta Gramineta (Tuscany), 2014
• Ristorante Enoteca Wine-Bar L'Uva e il Malto, Via Mazzini 165, Grosseto; 0564 411211
Restaurants visited in 2015 are listed at Eatingday's Restaurants


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