An Evening Of World Cuisine: A night in Tuscany

Nov 27, 2012 2050

We welcome author Sarah Fioroni and the Consul General of Italy Mr. Giuseppe Pastorelli for an evening of wonderful food, Ms. Fioroni's Tuscan wines and Italian music. Copies of the author's book will be available for her to sign.
In A Family Farm in Tuscany, Sarah Fioroni, chef, cooking instructor, sommelier, and manager of her family's organic farm near historic San Gimignano, shares stories of family traditions and daily life at Fattoria Poggio Alloro. After moving to the farm in the 1950s to work as sharecroppers, the Fioronis later purchased the farm through their hard work and dedication to the land. They transformed the property into a model of integrated, sustainable agriculture that has been visited by government officials from all over the world and featured in numerous publications, including Organic Gardening magazine.

Three generations of Fioronis continue to work the land using age-old practices, growing a bounty of fruits, vegetables, and cereal crops, such as wheat for pasta, olives for extra-virgin olive oil, and grapes for their award-winning wines. They also keep bees, produce saffron, and raise chickens, Chianina cattle, the prized traditional Tuscan breed, and pigs, the basis of homemade prosciuttos and salamis.

Hors d'oeuvres, dinner and wine included

Menu
Insalatina Autunnale
Autumn Spinach Salad

Vermaccia di San Gimignano Docg

Risotto con Zucca gialla e zafferano
Autumn Risotto with Pumpkin & Saffron

Vitello Arrosto
Beef Tenderloin with Herbs
San Gimignano Rosso Doc "Convivio"

Patate alla Poggio Arrosto
Potato & Cheese Casserole

Piselli alla Fiorentina
Florentine Peas

Insalata Verde
Green Salad

Torta di Mele
Apple cake with Caramel Gelato

$65 per person* (Cocktails, Tax & House charge not included)

For reservations please contact Carol Perry at 617-266-5666 or carol@algonquinclub.com

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