Monday, March 23, 2009


This month’s Guild event will be this evening at Antica Posta, a fine Tuscan restaurant right in the throbbing heart of Buckhead. Appropriately enough, the theme is the food and wines of Tuscany.

Hopefully, Grouchy Old Denny will be there to join Houston Steve and me in yet another Top-Drawer Blowout. And you, too, can be there... vicariously, by reading the menu:

Speaker’s wine
Ruffino Chardonnay “Libaio” 2007

First Flight
Banfi Pinot Grigio "San Angelo" 2007*
Mormoraia Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2006**

Carpaccio tricolore con salmone, branzino e pesto al prezzemolo (Salmon and sea bass carpaccio with parsley pesto)

Second Flight
La Mozza Morellino Di Scansano “I Perazzi” 2005**
Frescobaldi Nipozzano Riserva Chianti Rufina 2005
Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2005***

Ravioli al ragù toscano (Swiss chard and ricotta cheese ravioli with traditional Tuscan meat sauce)

Third flight
Terrabianca "Campaccio" 1999
I Greppi "Greppicaia" Bolgheri Superiore 2004***
Frescobaldi Castel Giocondo Brunello di Montalcino 1997 1999****

Wild boar osso buco with oven roasted potatoes
Filetto di manzo all’aceto balsamico con patate al forno (Prime beef filet mignon sautéed in a balsamic vinegar reduction with oven roasted potatoes)

Cacchiano Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 1999

Cantuccini di Prato (Housemade Tuscan Biscotti)

Capitel de’Roari Amarone 2003

Ahhh, what Mr. Debonair must suffer for the sake of his Esteemed Readers, that he may convey to them the pleasures of life in order that they may sup upon them via Proxy Electronica. But to complain would be... nekulturny. And insincere as hell, to boot.

Update: Houston Steve was not there, alas... and Stefan could not make it due to a last-minute business conflict. But since he will be traveling to Tuscany later this week, he can make up for some of what he missed.

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