Our old friend Roberto Stucchi will be coming to town this month to present his wines at a trade event called Cucina Pazza (“A Kitchen of Lunatics”), and to talk about Tuscan culture and history. We persuaded him to do an encore performance at Oliveto, and asked him to open some classic Badia a Coltibuono wines at a dinner for Badia. We’ll design our Sunday Farmhouse Supper around the event; Roberto will chat about the history of the Badia estate (the eleventh century Abby of the Good Harvest) and of Tuscany in general. Roberto is one of the most interesting people we know, truly brilliant.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

6:00 PM

We’ll be drinking 1999 and 2008 Chianti riservas, the 2010 Chianti Normale, and Coltibuono’s premiere Vin Santo, Occhio di Pernice, 2004.  Seating will be limited at Roberto’s table in our private dining room; we advise you to reserve soon if you’re interested in attending.

The wines will be available by the glass throughout the restaurant, along with our offering of a Tuscan Sunday Supper family-style meal for $40 per person (available by the table only), or our regular à la carte menu. We think it will be a very nice evening indeed.

Chef Rhodehamel has created this special menu for the event:

Stuzzichino:  Tuscan poultry liver pâté on whole grain crostino

Antipasto:  seared ribollita of Zolfini beans with Badia a Coltibuono’s premium “Alberto” olive oil

Primo:  rosemary pappardelle with ragù of Porcini mushrooms

Secondo:  roast pigeon with farro, chestnuts, and herb sugo

Biscotti and vin santo

Prix fixe menu with wine:  $95
(tax and gratuity not included)

Call 510 547-5356 for Roberto’s table, or call or reserve online for Sunday reservations in the main dining room.