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Our New Wine List debuts tomorrow!

Posted Sep 9th, 2020 in News

It is always exciting, for a winemaker (yes, I am, by trade) to develop a new wine list for a restaurant, especially when it’s your restaurant. First of all, you get to taste a lot of wines, as the wine sales rep are coming to introduce you to new wineries, new vintages and new trends, and then, for a foodie (yes I am, since I was born) you get to imagine what kind of food you would  pair the new wines with. Being the owner of an Italian traditional restaurant, and being from Tuscany, I am obviously inclined toward big bold reds, and that is the reason why our new wine list is a big red one. For our local reds, the new entry is the Vineland Elevation Cabernet, where you can taste the “bench” and the art of winemaker and friend Brian Schmidt. Moving to Italy, a lot of very interesting new proposals, in the range of the 60-70 $. Sasso al Sole, is a Val d’Orcia  rosso (Tuscany) made with Sangiovese, Bocelli (yes, this is his brother’s wine) is also a Sangiovese from Tuscany, and Bibi Graetz I Grilli is another Supertuscan with a great body. The Gorgo is a superb Veneto IGT wine, and with the Sassaiolo Rosso Piceno Doc from Le Marche, the Scarpetta Barbera del Monferrato doc from Pedimont, the  Elaphe IGT from Calabria and the Perticaia Montefalco rosso riserva doc from Umbria, are the new entries. back on the list a Barolo doc from Bel Colle called Simposio, and a new Brunello di Montalcino from Fattoria Scopone. The Nobile di Montepulciano from Salcheto is completing the long list. Most of these wines are Organic, a movement that in Italy is in great expansion. Let me end mentioning the white italian Bianco di Custoza doc from Gorgo, an amazing crisp discovery. hope to see you soon at Casa Toscana to taste these jewels.

Luca

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Reopening Friday June 19th!!!

Reopening Friday June 19th!!!

Posted Jun 17th, 2020 in News

​We are so thrilled with the green light on reopening our Restaurant after the Covid-19 Emergency. - Officially from Friday June 19th, we will reopen our Patio, and serve you all the delicious foods that you love...

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Our Grand Opening

Our Grand Opening

Posted Jun 23rd, 2018 in News

We are so thrilled with the response so far to our growing business. To officially open Casa Toscana Fine Foods and Cucina, we are inviting everyone to celebrate with us on Canada Day! Join us from 1 pm to 9 pm for a fun filled day. There will be live music, food landscapes and a pasta station. Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date on all the details.

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Spaghetti Last Minute

Posted Jun 12th, 2018 in Recipes

Last night I was craving pasta. My lovely wife prepared a wonderful roasted chicken and a "italian" version of Insalata di Cesare (caesar salad - will post this sometimes as it's delicious!!!), but I was craving pasta and didn't care at all about meat...

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Garmugia soup

Garmugia soup

Posted Aug 28th, 2013 in Recipes

Garmugia or Ginestrata is a Lucca and province traditional recipe from the 16th century. Its origins are poor although the fact that the ground veal -if present- gives the recipe a certain richness.

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