Cena in Toscana Dinner in Tuscany

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Gift a Hearty, Comforting Meal via this Premium Hamper Ragu di Chianina, Tuscan beef ragu made from protected IGP Chi...

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Gift a Hearty, Comforting Meal via this Premium Hamper

Ragu di Chianina, Tuscan beef ragu made from protected IGP Chianina cows twins with our Trottole al Bronzo pasta, where the sauce and meat intertwines with every coil!

Drizzle with our brand new L'oro di Calabria extra virgin olive oil to finish. Grate generously with Parmiggiano Reggiano or even a good Pecorino Romano, if you can get one.

Italian food and wine

The lucky recipient of this wonderful gift can wash down their meal with a classic Chianti from Tuscany (DOCG), made by renowned winemakers, Bottega. Intense ruby red, with notes of ripe black berry fruit such as blueberry, blackberry and currant. The perfect wine for a pasta dish with meat sauce. 

A Foodie Gift For Celebration Occasions  

Packed in one of our FSC approved Gift Hamper boxes.

Our hampers boxes now come packed in a fully recyclable outer box 

Tuscany

Tuscany (Toscana in Italian) is a central region of Italy known for its beautiful scenery, dedication to the arts, architecture and being the birthplace of the Renaissance. It is a hilly – and in places mountainous – region, but the plains of the Arno river produce an abundance of grains, olives and wheat.

Truffles from Tuscany are regarded as some of the best in the world for their distinctive pungent smell and taste. They used to be sniffed out by trained pigs (known as ‘truffle hogs’) but they were banned in the 1980’s because of their tendency to damage the delicate truffles in their enthusiasm.

Tuscans are particularly keen on their bread, and many a meal starts with a simple bruschetta (known as fettunta in Florence): a freshly toasted slice of Tuscan bread, rubbed with garlic, drizzled with a green olive oil and sparingly sprinkled with salt. Any leftover bread is put to good use, such as in panzanella, a bread and tomato summer salad, or ribolita, a bread soup usually made by reheating old minestrone and adding stale bread (the name means ‘boiled twice’).

Last but by no means least, Tuscany grows very some good grapes. It is home to some of the world’s greatest wine regions: Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano amongst others. It is also known for the dessert wine Vin Santo.