Tuscan Beef & Truffle Tortelloni with Juniper Berry Butter
£10.00 – £17.00
This week, we’re taking you to Tuscany, a region renowned in the gastronomic world for the supreme quality of its prized tartufo bianco, which flourishes on the golden hills of San Miniato, near Pisa, during the romantic Tuscan autumn. That being said, truffles perfume the region year-round, as the delicate scorzone variety, used in this Tuscan tortelloni dish, burgeon throughout the summer months.
In this special dish, paying homage to Tuscany, we combine the region’s gorgeous summer truffle with braised beef shin. Slowly braising cuts of beef is a time-honoured tradition of la cucina toscana: indeed, many Tuscans will testify that one of the most evocative memories of their childhoods comes courtesy of their nonna (grandmother) slow-cooking a ragù for several hours, with the love only a grandmother can impart in a dish. It’s this same rustic slow-cooking tradition that we’ve applied when preparing our cuts of grass-fed beef shin for this dish, braising slowly before combining with il tartufo (truffle) and hand-sealing each tortellone.
In final homage to - arguably - Italy’s most gastronomically-renowned region, we’ve included a limited edition butter to serve, which we’ve infused with wild juniper. In the rolling hills of Tuscany, many wildflowers can be found at high altitudes. Juniper bushes are one variety, and the beautiful blueberries are harvested by hand by the locals. To serve, scatter over some formaggio, pour yourself a glass of Tuscan Chianti wine, close your eyes, and be transported to your very own secluded al fresco dining spot up in the hills overlooking Florence.
(Allergens in BOLD & CAPITALISED)
Beef Tortelloni (200g):
Pasta (Durum WHEAT Semolina, WHEAT Flour ‘00’, EGG, Water), Filling (Beef (49%), Grana Padano (MILK, Salt, Rennet, EGG Lysozyme), Onion, Carrots, CELERY, Breadcrumb (WHEAT), Olive Oil, Water, Garlic, Rosemary, Truffle Cream (Black Truffle, Tuber Aestivum, Salt, Natural Truffle Flavouring), Thyme, Laurel, Salt, White Pepper), Rice Flour
Juniper Butter (20g):
Butter (MILK), Juniper Berries, Salt, Black Pepper
Italian Grated Cheese (8g):
MILK, Salt, Rennet
Calories per serving: 714kcal
Following nutritional information is per 100g
Of which saturates 10.1g
Of which sugars 1.2g
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