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

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

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

Christmas in Montalcino? The Taverna dei Barbi is open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and St. Stephen’s Day
Events / food and wine

Christmas in Montalcino? The Taverna dei Barbi is open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and St. Stephen’s Day

The Taverna dei Barbi (the Fattoria dei Barbi’s classic farmhouse restaurant) will be serving Christmas Eve dinner, Christmas Day lunch, and St. Stephen’s Day dinner this year. Especially for foreigners who may be away from family during the Christmas holidays while on vacation in Tuscany, it’s a great way to experience classic Tuscan holiday traditions. … Continue reading

The best restaurant in Montalcino? We think so… La Taverna dei Barbi
Events / food and wine / Montalcino

The best restaurant in Montalcino? We think so… La Taverna dei Barbi

We just wanted to share an image from last week’s Wine Tasting Under the Stars (during the “night[s] of the shooting stars”) at the Taverna dei Barbi, the trattoria located on the Fattoria dei Barbi estate and one of Montalcino’s favorite old-school “taverns.” The Taverna is one of the few places left in Montalcino and … Continue reading

Chianina and 2011 Brunello: Ain’t nothing like the real thing, baby!
food and wine / Tuscan cuisine / Vigna del Fiore

Chianina and 2011 Brunello: Ain’t nothing like the real thing, baby!

Last week we posted about the magical pairing of Sangiovese and grilled beef, one of the great food and wine marriages of all time. Of course, the combination of Brunello di Montalcino or Rosso di Montalcino with grilled beef can be achieved with great success nearly anywhere in the world, whether a Manhattan or Chicago … Continue reading