Montevertine, Dinner with the Winemaker

Montevertine Dinner with Martino Manetti - Le Pergole Torte

A preview of a “little” dinner we had at home with Montevertine’s winemaker, Martino Manetti…

Cerignola and Castelveltrano Olives + Tomato Bruschetta

Montevertine Dinner, Cerignola and Castelveltrano Green Olives

Oysters on the Half Shell

Montevertine Dinner, Oyster

Grilled Shrimp

Montevertine Dinner, Shrimp

Brandade Stuffed Squid

Montevertine Diner - Brandade Stuffed Squid

Squid on Grill

Montevertine Diner - Brandade Stuffed Squid on Grill

Cheese: Pecorino l’Olivia

Sheep’s milk cheese from Tuscany (also had another Tuscan sheep’s milk cheese, Pecorino Tenerina)
Pecorino l'Olivia, Sheep's Milk Cheese

Cheese: L’Charmand

Raw cow’s milk cheese from Switzerland
L'Charmand Cheese - Cow's Milk

Le Pergole Torte 2006

I don’t always remember wines by their proper full family names; only by some nickname that I can remember, whether it’s some trigger for
Montevertine Dinner, le pergole torte 2006

Bread Salad

Montevertine Dinner - Bread Salad

Green Beans, Squash and Arugula, and Bread Salad

Montevertine Dinner - Green Beans, Squash, Bread Salad

Roasted Potatoes

Montevertine Dinner - Roasted Potatoes

Grilled Eggplant

Montevertine Dinner - Grilled Eggplant


Montevertine Dinner - Tortellini

Wine: Montevertine

Montevertine - Wine bottles

Montervertine Corks

Montevertine - Wine Corks

Whole Ribeye

Montevertine Dinner - whole ribeye

Ribeye Steak

Montevertine Dinner - ribeye

Ribeye Cap

Guess who snatched the rib cap from the block, ducked down behind the counter, and gnawed away at the dry, dirty fetid piece of bloody raw deliciousness? (It might have been me, or so some pictures of an Asian girl in an electric blue silk jumpsuit say, but I don’t recall doing that. No, I sure don’t.)
Montevertine Dinner - Rib Cap

Ribeye Steaks on the Grill

Montevertine Dinner - ribeyes on grill


Montevertine Dinner - ribeyes on plate


Montevertine - Ribeye

Roast Lamb Shoulder in Pesto with White Beans

Montevertine Dinner - Roast Lamb Shoulder in Pesto with White Beans

Lamb Shoulder and Pesto

Montevertine Dinner - Pesto, White Beans, Lamb

Lamb Chop

Montevertine Dinner, Lamb Chop

Tuscan Grill Dinner Table

grilled ribeye, pesto braised lamb shoulder and white beans, lamb chops, eggplant, squash salad, green beans, bread salad
Montevertine - Dinner Table

Dark Chocolate Gelato with Strawberries and Fennel

Montevertine Dinner - Chocolate Gelato with Strawberries and Fennel

The End

Montevertine Dinner, Wine Wrangler's Corkscrew in Back Pocket

Dinner at Home

Winemaker Martino Manetti of Montvertine
Sunday, April 25, 2010

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Live Well 360 March 31, 2011 at 7:59 pm

WOW! Now THAT’S a party!


2 Anonymous April 1, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Check out the dude rubbing his throbbing temples. He’s got a “food hangover”.


3 sewa mobil April 5, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Nice article, thanks for the information.


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