October 25, 2005
Friends Food and Fun in Florence..
A great group of friends got together for a week in Florence at Divina Cucina.
Todays market inspired us to make stuffed zucchini blossoms, with a fresh goat cheese ricotta, from Baroni Alimentari
fried artichokes, fresh pasta with white truffles and fabulous french butter.
The White Truffle from Conti, was 20 grams, 60 euro and we just heated some butter warmed the truffles in the butter and then tossed in the fresh fettucine with freshly grated 4 year old parmesan, from my friend Bonat from Parma,I can also buy this at Baroni!
I quess you can tell I basically live between the Conti and Baroni stands!
Our main course was Veal scallopine with an herbed cream sauce with 25 year old balsamic vinegar with sweet and sour shallots, and for dessert, a light limoncello mascarpone mousse with raspberries and incredible strawberries ( in October?)
We drank a 1999 Cevaro white wine that glistened gold!!!!
Not bad for the first day of class!