Wednesday, November 11, 2009

FoodWire: "A Slow Taste of Tuscany" Dinner at Onesto Wednesday 11.18

Posted By on Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 3:15 PM

click to enlarge Onesto owner and chef Vito Racanelli - ROBIN WHEELER
  • Robin Wheeler
  • Onesto owner and chef Vito Racanelli
Slow Food St. Louis and Welcome Books have joined together with Onesto Pizza and Trattoria (5401 Finkman Street; website) to host "A Slow Taste of Tuscany," a dinner to celebrate the new book Slow: Life in a Tuscan Town by Douglas Gayeton. The book, which includes introductions from Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini and noted American chef and Slow Food proponent Alice Waters, celebrates the everyday foodways of Italy's Tuscany region.

On Wednesday, Novermber 18, Onesto owner and chef Vito Racanelli will prepare a five-course Tuscan-themed meal. The prix-fixe meal costs $40 by itself, $55 with wine pairings or $83 with wine pairings and a signed copy of Slow: Life in a Tuscan Town.

For more on Racanelli, including his interest in local food, read Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice profile. After the jump, the menu for the "Slow Taste of Tuscany" dinner.

Appetizer
Marinated sweet shrimp over celery hearts dipped in extra virgin olive oil

First
Wide noodles tossed with wild boar sausage

Middle Course
Hunter's eggs: Egg poached with tomato and truffle

Main Course
Veal braised with porcini, red wine and stewed tomatoes

Dessert
Coffee on a fork

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