This week, SOHO will travel to Tuscany for flight night on Wednesday, October 21. The region is ideally suited for wine production and, for many, simply the mention of the word Tuscany conjures images of rolling hills covered in grape vines.
Wine has been produced in Tuscany for nearly 3,000 years. When the Etruscans first settled in the area, they brought vines and the art of grape cultivation with them. Over the years, the region has continued to produce many fine wines. One of the main wines of Tuscany, Chianti, is perhaps Italy’s most famous varietal and one of the most well-known wines in the world. Of course, Tuscan food is highly regarded as well, with local olive oils and cheeses winning over food lovers worldwide. Through Tuesday, October 27, SOHO will feature the following wines and Tuscan-inspired tapas:
2003 Banfi, Merlot, Mandrielle
Prosciutto Tuscano & Finocchiona (fennel salami) served with pecorino, roasted garlic and extra virgin olive oil
2004 Castello di Meleto, Chianti Classico, Tuscany
Cacciucco alla Livonese, a ragout of calamari, mussels and whitefish served over French bread
2004 Salcheto, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Montepulciano
Grilled lollipop lamb chops with panzanella salad
Guests can sample the entire Tuscan flight for $18 (three three ounce tastings and a cheese plate). Or, sample a wine and tapas pairing for $12. The wines and tapas are available individually as well ($10/glass and $6/tapas). See you soon for a taste of Tuscany!