31 July 2008

Nord e Sud

A wonderous dinner last night at the Park Hyatt, with a menu designed by Giovanni Pilu, from Sardinia, and Alessandro Pavoni, from Brescia. The two brought elements of their local cuisines – the mountains and the seas – together for a memorable meal. Here’s the menu with matched wines.

Thinly sliced swordfish served raw with grapefruit and Sardinian bottarga with capers
2006 Sella and Mosca ‘Monteoro’ Vermentini di Gallura

Braised organic snails and spinach on soft buckwheat polenta
2007 Castello di Luzzano ‘Carlino’ Bonarda Oltrepo Rosso

Black marron and white tomato water risotto
2007 Castello di Luzzano ‘Tasto di Seta’ Mavasia Colli Piacentini

Oven roasted suckling pig with scented apple sauce and rosemary potatoes
2006 Contini ‘Tonaghe’ Cannonau di Sardegna

Chestnut and amedei chocolate tortini and cream catalana
2004 Argiolas ‘Angialis’ Nasco di Cagliari

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