Showing posts with label Bellino. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bellino. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Italo Stupino The KING BARBARESCO

Daniel Bellino-Zwicke (R)
with
ITALO STUPINO  "The KING of SANTA STEFANO" BARBARESCO
at
WINEBOW PORTFOLIO TASTING 2014
New York, NY


CASTELLO di NEIVE BARBARESCO 
From ITALO STUPINO


I drank trhough and tasted all of Italo's phenominal Barbarescos as well as his; Dolcetto,
Pinot Noir, and Barbaresco Santa Stefano ... Italo is The King of Santa Stefano .. He has the only vineyard. He used to sell fruit to Bruno Giacosa, but the contract is up and Italo will be the only one in the World making narbaresco Santa Stefano from now on. We drank the base Barbaresco Castello del Neive 2009 and the Barbaresco Santa Stefano 2009, both awesome, but the Santa Stefano had a slight edge of awesomeness. But not by much, both are great wines, perfectly balanced with fine fruit, and perfect examples of what a great Barbaresco should be. They are Textbook. It was great to see Italo again. He is the man! I just love that guy, and would rather drink his Barbaresco over anyone else's. ANd this of course includes Angelo Gaja, who makes some great Barbaresco, but the prices are through the roof, and dollare for dollar I'd put Italo's up against Gaja's any-day-of-the week .. You can't do any better ... Although I must say, I really enjoyed Anjelo's offerings last year when I tasted the wines at a tasting in New York with Anjelo and daughter Gaia ..



Daniel Bellino Z with Alessandro Mori of Il Maronetta Brunello

at The WORLD TRADE CENTER
New York, NY
Montcalm Wines Portfolio Tatsing

Alessandro tasted me on his latest vintages of his estates awesome Brunello ..
I really loved the 2008 Brunello Normale and the Brunello Reserva Madonna del Grazia 2008 was off the charts awesome .. The 2009 Brunello and Brunello Ros. Madonna del Grazia where awesome as well ... Alessandro let me have a taste of the Brunello 2010, which was a bottle tasting and has not been released.. The 2010 Brunellos, by law cannot be released to January 2015 and this was a nice suprise advanced tasting of a 2010 Brunello .. Alessandro was beaming. He is very proud of the wine and he said the vintage is one of the best. "I wouldn't disagree."

ZENATO AMARONE





M ARIOLAS
with His Families
 TURIGA


56dfe-sundaysauce-small-new-cvr 
SUNDAY SAUCE alla CLEMENZA


SEGRETO ITALIANO, THE LATEST FEM DANIEL BELLINO ZWICKE .. AMAZON.COM    
SEGRETO ITALIANO
THE LATEST FEM DANIEL BELLINO ZWICKE ..

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Veal Milanese alla Sinatra

Frank SInatra & Ava Gardner
 
"Mangia Bene"
 
 
 
VEAL MILANESE alla SINATRA
 
 
 
Veal Milanese? Now that’s Italian! Italian from Italy that is, and totally authentic to Italy and not an Italian-American invention. Veal Milanese is par-ticularly loved by New York and New Jersey Italian-Americans, but it’s a dish that is not often eaten at home. It is most often eaten in Italian Restaurants. Veal Milanese is a dish that when made in its most classic form and of the original recipe is made with a rib veal-chop that is pounded thin, then breaded, then fried in a combination of butter and oil to browned, crisp, and crunchy. It is put on a plate and topped with a salad of Arugala & Tomato. It is simple and delicious. Veal Milanese is simple and delicious, but cheap it’s not. This dish can cost you anywhere from about $29 to $42 a pop, with the average being about $39 in a restaurant. Not cheap! You can make it at home for about $10 or $12, considerably cheaper than 39 dollars. But guess what? Just like with our friend Veal Parmigiano, Veal Milanese can be made with chicken or pork. Yes, it’s no longer Veal Milanese, but Pork or Chicken Milanese. But guess what? It taste just as good, and it’s way cheaper. So if, you have a hankering for some Veal Milanese, but don’t want to spend $39 plus tip, plus tax, and you’ve got to have a least one glass of wine in a restaurant, that Veal Milanese with all the rest is gonna cost you about $65 or so. Dam! But you’ve got alternatives. You can make Veal Milanese at home for $10 to $12, or you can make Pork or Chicken Milanese for $3 or $4 a serving. Not a bad alternative.
Oh, and by the way, did you know that Veal Milanese was one of Frank Sinatra’s favorite dishes? Yes, ol Blue Eyes loved it, along with; a simple bowl of Spaghetti Pomodoro (Tomato Sauce), Clams Posillipo, Sausages, Meatballs, and of course Sunday Sauce. As many know, Patsy’s on West 56th Street in New York was Sinatra’s all-time favorite restaurant. He loved and adored the place, and ate there for more than 50 years. Frank liked his Veal Milanese at Patsy’s and he liked it a certain way, extra thin and extra crisp. Veal Milanese is already pounded thin to begin with, but Frank liked his even thinner, and at Patsy’s they always granted Frank’s request and gave him what he wanted, which was good-old, no-fuss Italian Food prepared to perfection. Basta!
 
 
 
Excerpted from SUNDAY SAUCE  by Daniel Bellino-Zwicke
 
 
 
Frank Sinatra
with 
Dean Martin
and Other Freinds
 
 
 
INGREDIENTS:
4 Veal Cutlets from your butcher, or pork or chicken 1-1/2 cups plain breadcrumbs
1 ½ cups flour
3 eggs, Salt & Black Pepper
4 cups Arugala, 1 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half
2 lemons cut in half
Vegetable Oil for frying and half stick of butter
2 lemons cut in half
6 tablespoons Olive Oil, Salt & Pepper to Taste
2 tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
Preparation:
1. Place four, eggs, and bread crumbs each in their own separate bowls.
2. Season cutlets with Salt & Pepper. Season eggs, Flour and breadcrumbs with salt & pepper
3. Dredge each veal cutlet in flour, and shake off excess flour.
4. Then dredge veal in eggs, shaking off excess flour before putting in to breadcrumbs.
5. Completely coat veal cutlets with breadcrumbs. Press bread crumbs in to the cutlets. Set Aside.
6. Heat oil over medium heat in a frying pan that is big enough to cook 2 cutlets at a time.
7. When oil is hot enough for frying, add butter and turn heat to high. Add 2 of the breaded cutlets and fry on each side to slightly golden brown. Remove fried cutlets to a plate with paper towels and keep warm.
8. Fry other 2 cutlets until golden brown on each side.
9. Place Arugala and Tomatoes in a mixing bowl. Olive Oil and Vinegar. Season with Salt & Pepper to taste. Toss Salad.
10. Place each cooked Veal Cutlet on a plate each. top each cutlet with salad. Place a half lemon on each plate and serve your Veal Milanese
 
Veal Milanese alla Sinatra and Other Great Recipes
and Stories in SUNDAY SAUCE  by Daniel Bellino-Zwicke
 
Mangia Bene !
 
 
 
 
SINATRA Dines with HUMPHREY BOGART
 
 
 
 
 
 
SECRET ITALIAN RECIPES
SEGRETO ITALIANO   by Daniel Bellino-Zwicke
FRANK
 
R.I.P.
 
"We Love You Frank"
 
 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

CLEMENZA & SINATRA 'S SUNDAY SAUCE Recipes





As a boy and young man, Dolly Sinatra would often make Frankie Spaghetti & Meatballs, which Frank loved all his life, from his Mom and at his favorite restaurant “Patsy’s” on West 56th Street in New York.
    Frank also liked Maccheroni with Sausage & Meatballs, otherwise known as Sunday Sauce or simply “Gravy” with Sausage & Meatballs.



SUNDAY SAUCE alla SINATRA and other great Italian-American Favorites are in SUNDAY SAUCE "When Italian Americans Cook" As with all of Daniel's Italian Cookbooks, Sunday Sauce is filled with tasty recipes couple with stories and facts pertaining to many of Italian America's favorite dishes, like; Mussels Marinar, Pasta Fazool, Italian Wedding Soup, Spaghetti & Meatballs and the centerpiece of the book "Sunday Sauce" aka Gravy ..  And speaking of Sunday Sauce and "Gravy" Mr. Bellino has include some great ones, like; Clemenza's Godfather Sunday Sauce, Momma DiMaggios's Sunday Gravy and Daniel's own families renowned recipe "The Bellino Family Sunday Sauce Gravy" If you love Italian food and the Italian lifestyle, "Don't Miss This One," SUNDAY SAUCE "When Italian-Americans Cook"  .....



DOLLY SINATRA 'S SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS
LIKE SHE MADE FOR FRANK
RECIPE In "SUNDAY SAUCE"