Baby, Its cold outside…..
So warm up with a little Italian Mulled wine! “Vin Brulé”
With it’s origins from Northern Italy, I’m guessing they borrowed the name from the French,
(sort of how you “borrow” a french press pot from your neighbor -with no intent to EVER give it back)
I dress mine up with a little splash Cocchi Americano – to add a touch of herbal-bitter complexity, It makes for a nice warming lunchtime treat!
That, pared with,
Hubbard Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter and Sage
It’s like your own personal Thanksgiving Party, -
with-out all the drunk family members, bratty nieces and nephews, mind-numbing football talk, kitchen control issues, threats of botulism,
lap-liking dogs, mountains of dishes, passive-agressive “I’m such a martyr” vegans
and uneaten desserts-that-you-now-have-to-take-back-home-with-you…ect..
in short, with-out all the fuss.
Capellini, with Anchovy, garlic, parsley and olive oil
Cavatelli, with blue cheese and toasted pecans