Frittata con Zucchine

Frittata con Zucchine

Italians love their frittata, (free-TAH-ta ), a similar dish to the well known French omelette. Eggs are the main ingredient, to which vegetables, cheese, ham or even left over pasta is added according to what is available and what takes your fancy.  While an omelette...
Sausage and lentil stew

Sausage and lentil stew

What better reason to start our blogs again than having a good recipe and wine to share! This is a warming dish, perfect for an autumn day with unpredictable and cooler weather.  Brown lentils are very much loved in Italy, and especially in the centre regions, where...
Broad-bean (Fava) Purée

Broad-bean (Fava) Purée

  This lovely green Broad-bean Fava Purée topping featured among the nibbles in our recent wine-tasting events and it went down a treat on both occasions. The recipe of broad-bean fava purée topping is from a well-loved Italian cookery book by Ursula Ferrigno....
Wine & Tapas

Wine & Tapas

   A new post after a long break, and not for lack of wanting; time really does fly while having fun… The wine tasting on the 7th of November was dedicated to Spain, and we had the pleasure of having Guillermo Sanchez with us, along with some of the lovely food...
Champagne & Seafood

Champagne & Seafood

For the second year running we had the great pleasure of supporting Dylan’s Restaurant during the Seafood Festival in Anglesey at the end of August. On Saturday Juliusz and Fran left Chester before 7 am with a van full of Fizz and wine to satisfy the great...
Patè di Crostini ai Funghi

Patè di Crostini ai Funghi

These Mushroom Crostini are the second recipe from our Wine Tasting nibbles!  An easily made starter that takes little time to prepare, about 20 minutes with 15 minutes cooking time,  it is very reasonably priced and has a wonderful taste! It needs to be chilled for...
Wine Tasting 01-08-2014

Wine Tasting 01-08-2014

  Our very first blind wine tasting event of the summer! A combination of great wines, food and company – all that is needed for a successful evening! Despite the miserable British weather, spirits were high on this Friday evening as our 12 guests began to...
Ribera del Duero

Ribera del Duero

One of the greater qualities of Spanish wine is all the different varieties available owed to the numerous Spanish wine regions, climates and types of grapes…Interestingly in Spain, wines are classified by their region and not by their grape. Spanish wines have a...