Yes, in Italy there is life beyond pizza. And also much color: green basil, white, red . And is actually so that Italian cuisine is full of joy and flavors. What are some of the most common dishes? We will mention some of them.
Pasta - It is always a delicious dish, especially if you serve with sauces made from fresh tomatoes or mushrooms, you can pair with wines made of many varieties Merlot, Carmenere and Shiraz, and rose wines prepared with Syrah. These wines also go excellent with other pastas such as gnocchi alla romana with cream and mushrooms, Rigatoni ragout of blueberry jam, the cappellacci di Zucca and penne rigate with lamb ragout, or pasta with chickpeas and zucchini. Oh. And if you prefer the lasagna, a Cabernet Sauvignon is a must on the side.
Rice - Rice in Italy is synonymous with risotto. Its traditional preparation requires a special type of rice cooked in broth. One of the most famous recipes for risotto is part of the typical food of the Veneto region, and it is called risi e bisi, meaning rice and peas, as well as the risotto ai funghi. Good alternatives on pairing with wine are white wines made from Chardonnay basis, Pinot Grigio and varieties of Pinot Blanc.
Polenta - Polenta is a recipe from the north of Italy, made with cornmeal. The dish is a very versatile one, and to serve it mixed with mushrooms is very good. Do not hesitate to accompany polenta for wines made from Malbec or Syrah.
Soups - When winter never forget you of Italian soups. One of the favorites is chickpea soup with chestnuts, from the center of Italy and cooked with fresh chestnuts. Another option is the famous minestrone. Enjoy them with a young red wine made from Pinot Noir and Merlot.
Desserts - Do you have a sweet tooth? Do not miss the biscuits Meini, the Schiacciata all uva (focaccia with typical grapes of the region of Tuscany made during the month of September) Shwarzplententorte (buckwheat and Apple Cake made from wheat and apple, typical of northern Italy) and the Panna Cotta (means cream and of Piedmontese origin). Which is nicely combined with white wine, both sweet and dry.
Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale 2012
Castello Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2012