21 November 2017
Diversus: our food-wine combinations
"Diversus" is the first restaurant specializing in seafood cuisine in Chianti. This choice, perhaps a little straightforward but unique, requires attention to the quality of ingredients and originality. Our menu changes on a weekly basis but always with a special feature: our trusted experts recommend a specific wine for each dish. The idea behind this choice is to not leave to chance any part of the tasting experience that you can have here in "Diversus ".
Spotlight on white wine!
The choice of privileging fish based recipes has led us to another small "heresy", here in Chianti: giving much more space to white wines.
In so doing, we chose not to be parochial.
As a matter of fact, while it is true that a Tuscan 2016 Vernaccia of San Gimignano DOCG Panizzi can harmoniously match with a classic flavor such as our exquisite spaghetti with veracious clams,with more structured dishes like our yellowtail fillet fished in the Mediterranean Sea accompanied by a tasty vinaigrette with vegetables we propose an Austrian wine: the 2015 "Ried Steinriegl" Wolmuth, a wonderful sauvignon blanc and its unmistakable flavor of tomato leaf and freshly cut grass.
From north to south, each dish has its wine
Northern Italy is well represented, with a 2015 pinot grigio Friulano , the "Villa di Puppi" to match with the marvelous red shrimp and our tuna tartare and a young red from Veneto, the 2016 pinot noir by Gianni Tessari, an ideal match for our beef carpaccio.
A joyful Falanghina from the Tenuta Giuliano winery in Abruzzo, is our choice for an extraordinary dish such as the spaghetti with lobster.
An international wine selection: from Chianti to the rest of the world!
Every rule has its own exceptions: at least for one recipe His Majesty the Chianti cannot miss. On this week's menu, we combine the piglet's fillet with a consistent 2015 Chianti Classico DOCG : " I Lucciconi" delle Muricce.
Like the menu, the food - wine combination proposal also changes: we will travel through Italy from North to South, paying frequent visits to Austria, France and even further: our wine list also includes precious names from recent and increasingly prestigious territories such as Chile and South Africa. A unique and international wine selection, original and, as we like it ...Diversus!
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