Creamy fresh ricotta is the perfect partner to autumnal ingredients like sweet potatoes and squash. Here’s a peek into the making of our ricotta, as well as our most recent seasonal recipes: lasagna, butternut squash ravioli, and sweet potato gnocchi. Next, I think we’ll try ravioli with pumpkin and kale. Buon appetito!
Nino’s Organic & Biodynamic Wine Dinner took place Friday, October 1st. The evening’s menu featured organic ingredients locally sourced with a special thanks to Maggie’s Organics in Armbrust, PA and Galaxy Farms in Belle Vernon. Nick Biondi was our guide through a delicious line-up of five domestic biodynamic wines.
Bacon & Onion Tart / Hahn Merlot 2007, California
Arugula with Mustard Vinaigrette / Fortress Sauvignon Blanc 2008, California
Butternut Squash Ravioli / Hedges CMS Red 2007, Washington
Roast Cornish Hen / Hahn Meritage 2007, California
Poached Pears / Montinore Sweet Reserve Reisling 2008, Oregon
We spent the fall equinox at Nino’s in our sunken garden, imagining this table setting of freshly picked bittersweet, vintage china, and a favorite fall wine.