Maridaje

The joy of a great meal with friends paired with the exquisite wine from Italy and the food designed and developed by my best friend. It doesn’t get better than this when it comes to a culinary experience.

I give you the pairing and each plate for the food porn enthusiast in you and me. πŸ˜‰

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Smoked grouper fish carpaccio with mango salad with a Villa Antinori Bianco

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Smoked grouper fish carpaccio with mango salad

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Grilled Involtino de Radicchio with bacon and creamy pesto

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Grilled Involtino de Radicchio with bacon and creamyΒ pesto with Peppoli Chianti Classico

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Open ravioli with veal ragu and Porcini mushrooms sauce with Badia a Passignano

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Open ravioli with veal ragu and Porcini mushrooms sauce

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Braised Short Rib in balsamic with polenta

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Braised Short Rib braseado in balsamic with polenta (with Tignanello 2009)

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Epic Tignanello 2009 πŸ˜‰

(We had Tiramisu strudel for dessert. There’s no picture of it, but trust me, it was delicious)

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Nutrition (Day Eight: Natural World)

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Baby guanabana

I felt in love with the appearance of this baby guanabana, which is about the size of a baseball or tennis ball.

I loved the concentric orientation that show us where it all starts: how the tree creates its produce and provides it with its meat and nutrients; taking from its environment and feeding it to the fruit until it is full grown, about the size of a basketball.

The next pic is how it looks full grown. Here we have also awesome leading lines from the branches and how the tree decided to thread them in order to support its produce. πŸ˜‰

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Full grown guanabana

From the shadows (Day Five: Solitude)

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It is cold here.

You can decide to go to the first line of trees and pick up oranges; or to the second line of trees and trek for a while under the hot sun and the cold breeze. That was the day before; this day, we chose to stay chilly under the shadow of this mango tree reading and resting. πŸ˜‰

How does solitude look to you?

Lunchtime* with what I could find in the kitchen

*weekly photo challenge
Monday is the day we go groceries shopping. My hubby is still busy with work, but I was STARVING, so I put this together:

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It’s not quite aglio&olio pasta because we don’t have parsley, and I throw a poached egg to make it richer with the delicious liquid yolk.

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It was delicious.
Have a nice week, don’t mind monday: it’s nothing but a day.