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2020-02-14

This is a signature dish of Umbrian cooking.

Salsicce con Lenticchie (sausages with lentils)

Salsicce con Lenticchie (sausages with lentils)

Dish:
Recommended Wines: Rosso di Spica, Accordo
I paired with two Rose' wines, and yes many pairings are possible.   But: the elegance of th e TIXE (Pinot Grigio from Palazzone) is waisted with the salt and spices of the sausage...

2020-02-10

I think it was the last time that I bought chicken breast. Or should I go on hoping,  to get something with taste and a  juicy texture? This one was not even cheap (20Euro/kg) but ttaste and texture were not satisfying

Oriental Chicken Breast

Oriental Chicken Breast

Dish:
Recommended Wines: Sestum
The wine was a Sestum. This is a dry Muscat from the Dionigi winery.  I never appreciate sweet Muscats, but I like very much dry ones. The aromaticity of the wine talked perfectly to  the ginger and Sichuan pepper and went also well with the sweetness of the coconut milk

2020-02-04

Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of this marvellous place. It is in Via san Giovanni Maggiore Pignatelli 34/35  a Napoli.  Environment New York Style, food Naple style.

I had a plate with 5 differen bufala cheeses, obviously mozarella, but also a hard cheese,  a "primo sale", a ricotta and a cream. The cheeses were all super tasty an some toasted bread a good companion.

Salumeria Upnea

Salumeria Upnea

Dish:
Recommended Wines: Divina Villa white label
I tasted local wines.   Two Whites, "Atellanum" an "Marosa"  and a Red, "Piedirosso dai campi flegrei".  The waiter recommended bubbles for the cheese and he might have been right....

2020-02-04

This beautiful Restaurant in Naples, Piazza di Porto 4 is specialized in the preparation of dishes made from "Baccala" and "Stoccaffisso", of which the best part is called "Coronello". I believe Italy and Portugal eat all the codfish, salted or dried produced in Norway and then exported.

La Baccalaria

La Baccalaria

Dish:
Recommended Wines: Nuricante Umbria Grechetto
I had 3 glasses of a Falanghina from the Mustilli winery.   I was sure that the Falanghina would pair devinely with the Coronello, but it matched very well the Ceviche. The acidic taste of the Ceviche enhanced the aromas and flavours of the Falanghina,  

2020-01-23

I think it was the last time that I bought chicken breast. Or should I go on hoping to get something with tast and a  juicy texture? This one was not even cheap (20Euro/kg) but the taste.......

 

Oriental Chicken Breast

Oriental Chicken Breast

Dish:
Recommended Wines: Sestum
The wine was a Sestum. This is a dry Muscat from the Dionigi winery.  I never appreciate sweet Muscats, but I like very much dry ones. The aromaticity of the wine talked perfectly to  the ginger and Sichuan pepper and went also well with the sweetness of the coconut milk

2020-01-20

I never prepared Hamburger and I seldom have eaten them. They sweat out too much the culture of eating meat, without knowing what you are eating, but eating a lot. I love meatballs, made by myself,  buying high quality minced meat and mixing it wildly with veggies or Ricotta to get balls of different type.

Hamburger, Cime di Rapa, White and Red

Hamburger, Cime di Rapa, White and Red

Dish:
Recommended Wines: Belloro, Assisi Young
In the tasting an Orvieto Classico Superiore from the Custodi Winery and my beloved Assisi Young from Tili winery.   There was a very distinct result. The tomatoes and beans paire...

2020-01-16

Woww! This was my third time at Neugruens Koeche in Berlin's Prenzlauer Berg.  But the last time was nearly 10 years ago in August 2010. (http://www.johanneskeizer.com/node/8014) What can you say, if a Restaurant improves quality and keeps the price stable for a 10 years period?

Neugruens Koeche

Neugruens Koeche

Dish:
Recommended Wines:
10 years ago I  complained about the wine, which I considered to expensive for what it was.  This time there was a  perfect "Weinbegleitung".  5  0.1 glasses for 27 Euros.   I reme...

2020-01-15

This was more or less a left over dinner. Back home after 10 days travelling.  In the miniature freezing compartment of my fridge I found:  2 rabbit legs. A bag with broccoli Romani mixed with broccolett. In the fridge were also two eggs at the time to be eaten and a piece    of very aged goat cheese.

Broccoli Romani, Lapin du maison, devilled eggs

Broccoli Romani, Lapin du maison, devilled eggs

Dish:
Recommended Wines: Nero della Greca, Martavello, Talo'
I had started to evaluate two wines: a white wine from  Puglia, made from the Verdeca grape and the Nero della Greca from Orvieto  Coop Cardeto. I opened too a Martavello from Duca...

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