Monday, August 3, 2009

Medieval Meal in Siena

In Siena we treated ourselves to a Medieval dinner at the Ristorante Gallo Nero, located somewhere to the right of the tower, in the center of the picture above.

The meal started with some delicious breads, an appetizer wine spritzer, and a plate with fagottino ripieno di ricotta e verdure (a pasta pillow stuffed with ricotta and vegetables), a torta di ceci al cacio e pepe (chick pea pie), a torta di cipolle (onion pie) and orzo e porcini (a salad of barley and mushrooms).

Next came a delicious sopa di piselli (pea soup)
served with plenty of croutons.

This was followed by anatra in agrodolce (duck in a sweet and sour sauce) served with oven roasted carrots, fennel and beans. The plate was completed with two dumplings and dusted with cinnamon.

The desert was a tasty prune and raisin pie drizzled with honey.

A hearty Chianti wine
accompanied the meal.

The baby at the next table was given an abacus to keep him entertained while his family enjoyed their meal.

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