In this week's limited edition dish, we serve freshly made gluten free pasta. Regardless of whether you are able to consume gluten, this is una pasta buonissima and cut into beautiful pieces of casarecce.
Known as the unofficial mascot of Tuscany, wild boar or cinghiale as its known in the vernacular, has the dubious honour of being both a local emblem and a local delicacy. It might then come as a surprise that despite the rather conflicting status of this animal – eaten and revered in equal measure – that it features as a statue in Florence. Known locally as Il Porcellino, it’s said to be good luck to touch the nose of this bronze beast! Indeed, we certainly touched his nose during the last visit we made to Florence. The animals forage in local woodlands – mainly concentrated around the coastal area of Maremma – occasionally causing mischief in vineyards and even gardens, but Tuscans adore the rich, gamey flavour they lend to local dishes.
Our wild boar ragù is gently stewed with red wine, juniper berries and plenty of tomatoes & served with the Sicilian pasta shape casarecce, whose folds and twists are perfect for catching this beautiful sauce. We top the ragù and casarecce with grated Italian hard cheese, whose salty taste and unique texture make it the perfect pairing for the deep, rich flavours of this dish.
Allergens in BOLD & CAPITALISED:
Gluten-Free Casarecce (165g):
Flour Blend (White Rice, Brown Rice, Potato, Tapioca, Buckwheat, Maize, Quinoa), Xanthan Gum, Water, Olive Oil, Salt, Turmeric, Sunflower Lecythin
Wild Boar Ragù (160g):
Wild Boar Shoulder (23%), Pork Shoulder (23%), Chicken Stock (contains CELERY seeds), Onion, Red Wine (SULPHITES), CELERY, Carrot, Olive Oil, Tomato Puree, Garlic, Salt, Black Pepper, Juniper Berries, Bay Leaf, Thyme
Italian Grated Cheese (8g):
MILK, Salt, Rennet
Calories per serving: 593kcal
Following nutritional information is per 100g
Of which saturates 2.4g
Of which sugars 1.8g