Porchetta is Pork stuffed with Pork

Dear Tommy,

Thanks for the leftovers from Nostrana.  That was good meat, and I was amazed at how well the 2008 COS “Pithos” Cerasuolo di Vittoria stood up to all that rich porky yumminess.  This wine (a Sicilian blend of Nero d’Avola and Frappato) was unusual and rustic, but still elegant and completely fresh.  Make sure you thank Doug for the recommendation, since I know you didn’t come up with that one yourself.

Oh, and thanks for bringing home the wine list to rub it in my face.  Plenty of noble and country wines from all over Italy, and I’m not the only one who noticed; Nostrana was recently awarded the 2011Leccio d’Oro Osteria prize for its well-rounded representation of Brunello di Montalcino.  Wine Director Nicolas Suhor and Chef Cathy Whims join an extremely selective list of Leccio d’Oro winners, including The Four Seasons in New York and Per Se.

You can pour a little of that in my bowl any time.


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