The adventure begins…
Last night found me at dinner in Radda in Chianti at the Zonin family’s Castello d’Albola estate.
As I head out today for winery visits, I don’t have time this morning to explain why or how I got here. But I will reveal all in good time.
In the meantime, I just had to share a few photos of Chef Eugenio Boer’s extraordinary food. The Zonins had brought him down to Tuscany from his restaurant, L’Essenza in Milan, especially for the occasion.
That’s his spring vegetables, above.
Eugenio insisted that we eat this venison crudo with our hands. Delicious… Note how they served the dish on alberese, a stone that plays an important role in Chianti’s soils.
Eugenio (above) is Italian-Dutch and his work reflects both culinary traditions. I was totally blown away by the creativity and wholesomeness his food.
A preview of a post to come: that’s Monty Waldin (left), who literally grilled professor Denis Dubourdieu during our tasting.
That venison crudo presentation…. holy wow. That is beautiful.