Italian restaurant Tosca at the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong has a novel way for diners to learn more about Italian wines this year.
From now until December, every Saturday lunchtime, gourmets and budding wine aficionados can venture to a different wine region, sampling wines that are paired with dishes created by chef Pino Lavarra at the two- Michelin-star restaurant.
Called Giro D’Italia, each month is dedicated to a different area.
Last month featured wines from Abruzzo and Marche that were very accessible and easy-drinking. They were complemented with such dishes as veal, cauliflower and Ascolana olive fritters matched with 2013 Pecorino Collezione, Zavatti IGT, Abruzzo; a perfectly cooked scorpion fish Anconetana style paired with 2011 La Monacesca Verdicchio di Matelica Riserva ‘Mirum’ DOCG, Marche; and roast guinea fowl with potacchio sauce, [...]