We recently returned from a cooking tour of the Tuscan countryside, and have been completely inspired by the fresh ingredients and culinary methods of that splendid area.
Our week-long stay at our gorgeous villa provided us with the chance to learn some of the secrets of their regional cuisine from Chef Nicole, and we are happy to now pass these culinary gems onto you!
Register for our class, and if you are interested in experiencing the towns and hills of the countryside of Tuscany join us in October for a week in the closest place to heaven one can be while still on this earth. (complete details on Andiamolinda page!)
Ricotta Gnocchi with Sage/Browned Butter Sauce – even lighter than traditional potato gnocchi, these heavenly little dumplings will simply melt in your mouth – e these small bundles are superb and very popular in the Tuscan countryside.
Involtini di Melanzane- (Baked Eggplant Rolls) – Straight from Chef Nicole, these rolls are stuffed with Prosciutto and Mozzarella then baked in a light marinara – a healthy and fresh version sure to please.
Pork Loin Baked in Parchment Packets / Shallots and Apples/ Rosemary – Yes, put that pork loin in a parchment packet and bake it for a moist, and succulent result. Super simple and no messy clean up! Chef Nicole rounds out the flavors with the other savory ingredients to create a perfect sauce.
Panna Cotta with Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce - a light but delicious ending to our feast, our version of bittersweet choclate sauce is from a master- Thomas Keller - super simple and then all garnished with fresh mint for a lovely presentation.