Italy Meets Spain @ Chef's Table Longboat Key Club

by Cindi Sutter, Founder of The Spirited Table®

It's my pleasure to share a Chef's Table extravaganza! The menu, the food, the wine, and of course dessert and coffee. 

I saved you the seat right next to me, so nestle in and enjoy Italian food perfectly paired with Spanish Wines. Our evening table was located at Portofino, a restaurant at the Longboat Key Club; Mike Crosby was our Chef de Cuisine and Folio - Fine Wines Partners-Real Families Real Wines provided a Portfolio of Spanish Wines!

The Menu!

Roasted Beet & Hazelnut Salad paired Artazuri Garnacha Rosada, 2013

rainbow baby beets, hazelnut tuile, strawberry-balsamic relish 

Crisp Seared Halibut Veronique paired Fillaboa Albarino, 2012

roasted grapes, haricot vert, caramelized pearl onions

Handmade Ricotta Gnocchi paired Palacios Remondo Propiedad, 2010

shaved truffles, buratta, arugula pesto

Sherry Braised Veal Cheeks paired Vall Llach Embruix Priorat, 2012

shaved fennel and radish, herb polenta, goat cheese

Honey and Garlic Rubbed Lamb Rack paired Artadi Pagos Viejos, 2010

confit potato cake, rapini, lavender reduction 

Pear and Fig Tart - paired with Latte' and Chocolate Biscotti

pepper-caramel syrup, gelato

Folio - Fine Wine Partners - Real Families Real Wines

I hope I've given you a taste of Italy and Spain. Try your own versions of these recipes and let me know what you think! 

If you prefer Italian, Buonanotte - Spanish, Buenas Noches.

Thanks for sitting next to me!