Something as decadent as red wine and black pepper braised beef,  tossed with an exotic Coco infused Maccheroni, must have originated in  one seriously prosperous trading hub……

And you’ll be thanking the Venetians after tasting this “brown on brown” beauty.

And from a bit more “rustic” region, based on the classic Tuscan combination,

Cresti di Gallo, with fennel, olives, Meyer lemon, and chilies.