La Baracco Rossa, Sannegården – Sweden

Once again it´s time to try a italian restaurant in the area of Sannegården on Hising Island outside Gothenburg. La Baracco Rossa ( he only ha a FB page ) owns by Maurizio Fasciano, a very nice and fun italian. He have done a great work with the restaurant. Not a big one, but big enough for him and his family to handle. Today I desided to give Maurizio free hands to put together a menu of food and wines. He knows that I like to test as many dishes as possible and therefore he desided to make smaller portions and more dishes.

Started of with octopus carpaccio, that was the dish of the week. Then I continue with Carpaccio di Manzo which is lemon marinated fresh fillet of beef with argula and permesan. Then time for pasta and he gave me Papperdelle con Gamberi e Zucchine which is papperdelle with tiger shrimps and zucchini. When I eat italian, of course it will be risotto. This one is called Risotto Pescatora which is risotto with crayfish tails, tiger prawns, mussels, heart mussels in a light tomato sauce. As dessert he gave me his home made Tiramisu.

To all this wounderful food, I had some great wines and grappa. As wine, I had Massucco TerrAmore ( 90% Nebbiolo & 10% Corvina ), Malvirà Langhe Nebbiolo 2016, Malvirà Barbera d´Alba San Michele 2016. For grappa I enjoyed Bepi Tosolini Grappa Agricola.

First time here at La Baracco Rossa, definitely not last.

La Cucina, Lund – Sweden

As you all know, I love pizza and when I hear about good pizza I try to get there as soon as I can to try. My friend had been at a place in Lund, just outside Malmö in south of Sweden, and told me that this pizza was great. The place is La Cucina Lund. When I had been in Malmö for work, I drove by this place on my home and lucky me they have a seat for me.

To be as fair as possible I try to order the same pizza at every place, then that Margherita is a very good pizza is a big plus for me of course. Yes, this pizza was good and I liked it a lot and was amongs one f the better I have had. To sad that the wine, Ripasso, was very light body, warm and missing the typical Ripasso flavours.

But, if you are in the south of Sweden I propose that you make your way to La Cucina in Lund and have a great pizza.

Wine afternoon with Riccardo, Gotenburg – Sweden

Me and Riccardo desided to meet up one afternoon at his trattoria for some wine and pizza and have a relaxing afternoon. Said and done, we met up. The deal for this was also that we both broght one bottle of wine each around a pricelevel. Great idea.

I brought with me VALDICAVA Rosso di Montalcino 2016 and Riccardo came with BRESSAN Pinot Nero 2012. VALDICAVA is one of the most famous producers in Montalcino and when they started they sold their grapes to Biondi Santi, but after a while they desided to start make the own wines insted. They produce Rosso di Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino and Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano. But Rosso di Montalcino is not produced every year. They focus on Brunello di Montalcino and if they have grapes left and feel like it, then they produce Rosso di Montalcino. Haven´t you tried VALDICAVA yet, I recommend to do so ASAP, it´s going to be something extra.

As food Riccardo made two different pizzas and they tasted wounderful and together with these wines, we had a very relaxed and fun afternoon together.