There is nothing more delightful than ripe New Jersey Tomatoes in a simple lunch like this.
Diana made it from local ingredients from the farmers market and herbs from our own garden. I would probably pair a dish like this with a light red wine but for lunch a bright crisp Prosecco was the right call. So good together.
The Wine: Zonin Prosecco $$
The Food: HomemadeSummer Pasta Raw Tomato Sauce over Mezze Rigatoni and Arugula
I love cooking, but posting recipes is not really my thing. I leave that up to my friends who write great blogs like Stacey Snacks but I got issued a challenge to create and post a great recipe for Delverde the makers of my favorite pasta. So here it is.
The Wine: Rocca di Frassinello, Maremma, Le Sughere $$
The Savory has come up with a fun drinking game to spice up your (21+) viewing party!
What it is: Below are ten rules that should be posted throughout the viewing area of your Emmy party. The game begins as the award show commences and ends as the final credits roll. Use the printout below to pass around the gathering.
Consumed before or after your meal, or as we like in extraordinary cocktails, these Italian Amari (Bitters) are drinks you must know. Not to be confused with Amori (Love), why are those words so similar, they can inspire it. More
Boardwalks are famous and with Seaside Park’s devastating fire this past week, I decided to peruse one boardwalk that I had never visited. Each has its own special history as do most but Asbury Park Boardwalk is a haunting place but with new areas of redevelopment, wonderfully eclectic society and some fantastic new eateries. Our adventure and a kind recommendation took us to a fabulous place called Porta.
You know we adore Italian sparkling wines and lately can’t get enough of the effervescent nectar they call Franciacorta.
Here is one we just discovered at Wine Library that boasts flavors of “apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream, and vanilla.” A veritable liquid fruit salad with a luscious creamy mouth feel.
We enjoyed this with both light aperitifs and a big pasta dish.
There are endless opportunities in New York to immerse yourself in international arts and cuisines, this past Sunday it was 100% French.
We started off at the Paris Theater on 58th near The Plaza for a showing of “You Will Be My Son” it’s about the travails of a French Vineyard owner and those who try to love him. Then we strolled across town to one of NY’s most authentic French Bistros, Le Bateau Ivre, the Drunken Boat, on 51st for some great wine, food and jazz.