Totale

Thursday and walking around on town, and gets hungry and was long time ago I was at Totale. New chefs and new staff, have things changed? I need to try it, so there I went.

Got my a seat at the bar, perfect. I like to sit in the bar and eat when I drop in my self and just for a quicke bite. Gives me the chance to talk to the people that works there and it´s more relaxed. I desided to go with a pizza and dessert.

The pizza looks so nic with all the cheese on top and the small pork bites, just to dig in. Pizza ”pork” bianco with black cabbage, smoked pork loin, comté and chili flakes. The only thing I complain about is that it was to much black cabbage on the pizza under all the nice comté and pork. Otherwise, it tasted great and good dough. And I also prefer pizza with tomato sauce. A glass of Nebbiolo it was happy days for me with this pizza. Can´t leave without taste at least one dessert, and my choice fell on Wood-baked crumble pie on Swedish summer apples & blackberries, cream with almonds and cinnamon, vanilla ice cream. What´s more Swedish then apples? 🙂 Worked well with the vanilla ice cream and blackberries, just wanted to eat and eat more. Also here I choose a glass of Nebbiolo. A nice and relaxed thursday dinner, and Totale continues to deliver food and service as they always have. Thank you.

Querciabella Winemakers dinner, Riccardo

Once again time for Querciabella Winemakers dinner, this time at Riccardo Cibo e Vino in Gothenburg. Querciabella from Toscana ( Chianti and Maremma ) is one of the best producer that I have tasted from Toscana. Year after year they deliver wine at the highest level and the reviews from the whole wine journalists say the same thing. Very happy to be at one more winmakers dinner with this producer.

The range of wines this time is Mongrana 2017 ( in magnum bottle ), Chianti Classico 2017, Chianti Classico Riserva 2016, Turpino 2015 and Camartina 2015. This is the core range from Querciabella, it´s a really super range. Then we have the menu, made by the top team of chefs at Riccardo Cibo e Vino, so I know this is going to be a wounderful night.

We start of with Finocchiona e Lardo – salami with fennel and lard with herbs together with Chianti Classico. After that was it time for Crostone Toscano – bruschetta with chicken lever cream and salsiccia with goat cheese together with Mongrana. Soft and perfect start on this five course winermakers dinner.

Cavatelli al Ragu´ D´Anatra – Fresh pasta with duck ragout with Chianti Classico Riserva. Then it was time for Cinghiale in Salmi´ – Local wild boar marinated and cooked in Chianti wine with herbs and spices with bread and to this we drank Turpino SuperToscan. Even the dishes looks like they are small, they really saturated us very much. Italian food sometimes don´t look much, but it have so much flavours and gives you value for money. When it´s done right!

Final dish was cheese; Pecorino in Vinaccia – Pecorino cheese aged in Sangiovese Pomace and we ended this wonderful dinner with Camartina SuperToscan.

For the second this in one week, I had the pleasure to enjoy two Querciabella winermakers dinner at two different cities and restaurants, both gave me to much joy and happiness. Looking forward to next time Querciabella is in Sweden.