August till November 2020
Let your taste buds travel around Italy
As an homage to summer vacations in Italy, the Publico team invites you on a food & wine journey to four iconic regions over four months.
First destination for the month of August is the island of Sardinia, famous for it’s pristine beaches and celebrity filled yachts. During high summer, visitors savour fresh seafood and chilled dry white Vermentino wine which is signature to the island.
In September, you’ll be taken to the clifftops of Puglia, another coastal town, more humble in its lifestyle. The harmonious landscape of land meets sea beckons meat dishes such as Oreccchiette Pork Bolognese as well as seafood like the steaming shellfish Al Cartoccio. Accompany the rustic flavours with mouth-watering primitivo red wine by famed estate Borgo del Mandorlo.
As the climate cools, it’s only fitting to escape the seaside for the more mysterious canals of Venice in the northern region of Italy, also known as the City of Masks after its carnivale traditions. Upon arrival, a Rubino Di Venezia Spritz is the perfect aperitivo, before the hard decision of whether to order the Roast Porchetta, a crispy pork belly with pickled leeks and capsicum, or the slow braised Duck & Porcini Mushroom with handmade Bigoli spaghetti.
To conclude the Passaporto Italiano journey, we land in the region most famous for sumptuous wine and rolling hills, Tuscany...so full of history and beauty, you meet wonders of art and architecture on almost every corner. But many love the region’s homier aspects: the special sweetness of the tomatoes, the soft mozzarella, the heady scents of basil, garlic and red wine everywhere.
The first tribute to Tuscany comes with our Truffle & Wagyu Beef Tagliatelle, long handmade strands of tagliatelle sauteed fast with black truffle emulsion and wagyu beef fillet to keep it tender and juicy like a traditional “Bistecca Toscana”.
Florence, the picturesque capital of Tuscany, is showcased through an ancient recipe called “Pappa al Pomodoro” what most people would call the definitive taste of Italy; tomatoes, garlic, basil and plenty of extra virgin olive oil. We’ve paired it with Basil Crusted Baked Snapper Fillet, and a decadent Sweet Gorgonzola which brings a surprise to the palate.
In November, we are thrilled to announce that Publico partners with Tuscan wine estate, Il Borro, owned by the fashionable Ferragamo family. The stellar showcase includes; Il Borro, Rose del Borro Toscana IGT Sangiovese; Il Borro Le Lamelle Toscana IGT, Chardonnay; Il Borro, Pian di Nova Rosso Toscana IGT, Syrah, Sangiovese – all available by the glass & bottle.
If you’ve enjoyed the taste tour of Italy so far, the grand finale of Passaporto Italiano 2020 – Tuscany – is not to be missed!
Join us each month and let your tastebuds do the travelling. For every special ordered throughout the four months, you’ll receive a stamp in your Publico Passaporto Italiano. Collect all four stamps and receive a complimentary bottle of wine on us!*
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