The Taverna dei Barbi, where you can still dine (well) like old times
food and wine / Taste Fattoria dei Barbi / Tuscan cuisine

The Taverna dei Barbi, where you can still dine (well) like old times

We just had to share the above photo posted by Federica P. on her Facebook last week. She was visiting the Fattoria dei Barbi and the Taverna dei Barbi with a group organized by the Olive Oil Academy, an international educational center located in Parma, Italy. The group toured the Fattoria dei Barbi’s Brunello Museum … Continue reading

RECIPE: Grape Harvest Shortbread made with Sangiovese grapes from the 2017 vintage at Barbi.
food and wine / Harvest 2017 / Montalcino

RECIPE: Grape Harvest Shortbread made with Sangiovese grapes from the 2017 vintage at Barbi.

SCHIACCIATA CON L’UVA DEI BARBI Grape Harvest Shortbread made with Sangiovese grapes from the 2017 vintage at Barbi. By Taverna dei Barbi chef Lucia Megalli. Ingredients: 25 grams beer yeast 500 grams flour 300 grams water 200 grams sugar extra-virgin olive oil (preferably Tuscan) 1 kilogram Sangiovese grapes Dissolve the beer yeast in 100 ml … Continue reading

The best panzanella recipe: Winner of the Panzanella Cook Off at Fattoria dei Barbi
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The best panzanella recipe: Winner of the Panzanella Cook Off at Fattoria dei Barbi

In late July, on the occasion of the Feast of the Blessed John Colombini (one of the ancestors of the current generation of the Cinelli Colombini family, owners of the Fattoria dei Barbi), the estate held a Panzanella Cook Off and challenge in which contestants competed for the “Best Panzanella” title. The winner was Susanna … Continue reading

Montalcino travel tips: Useful information for your summer visit to Tuscan wine country
Brunello di Montalcino / food and wine / Montalcino / Taste Eat Visit Montalcino

Montalcino travel tips: Useful information for your summer visit to Tuscan wine country

The summer is almost here and a lot of you are planning your trip to Tuscany and, in particular, to Montalcino, the land of Brunello, where you will enjoy some of the greatest wine and food tourism in the world. Here are some basic tips (based mostly on questions that I get asked at this … Continue reading

A vertical of Fattoria dei Barbi at Ai Fiori in NYC
Brunello di Montalcino / food and wine

A vertical of Fattoria dei Barbi at Ai Fiori in NYC

Ai Fiori in New York City is one of the world’s most acclaimed restaurants and has repeatedly earned 3 stars (excellent) from the New York Times and a 1-star ranking from the Michelin Guide. Even though the menu also delves into French cuisine, Italian gastronomy is the heart and soul of this extraordinary restaurant. And … Continue reading