Sunday, May 22, 2011

How To Use...Mediterranean Olive Bruschetta

Welcome to the first installment of "How To Use.." where we take a closer look at some of our favorite products and suggest some great ways that you can use them in your own kitchen.

First up is our Mediterranean Olive Bruschetta. This bruschetta is a tangy and savory blend of olives, capers, cauliflower, carrots, celery, garlic, pimiento and olive oil.

To easily add a little Mediterranean flavor, rely on this bruschetta as a go-to item when preparing many dishes. Here are just a few of our favorite uses:

  • Pasta Salad
  • Potato Salad
  • Added to an antipasto platter
  • As the middle layer of a hearty grilled cheese sandwich
  • Slathered in a muffaletta sandwich
  • Spooned on top of a grilled chicken breast with some tomato sauce
  • As a dip or spread for crackers or thinly sliced baguettes
However you choose to use it, one thing we know for sure is that you will love it! 

Visit the La Buona Tavola - Truffle Cafe website to pick up your very own jar of Mediterranean Olive Bruschetta. It's just $12.95 for a 16 oz. jar, which will be enough for you to try out nearly all of the options listed above. And remember, all orders over $60 ship for free. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Small Vineyards Spanish Wine Tasting at Andaluca


Wednesday - May 25th, 2011 - 7:00pm

$70 per person (includes tax and gratuity)

We’re excited to present this menu from Small Vineyards’ Spanish portfolio, paired with Chef Wayne Johnson's delectable Spanish foods!

Chef Wayne intimately knows the flavors of Spain, having traveled throughout its most famous cities – and cooking with some of the top chefs in Madrid, Seville and Marbella! His foods bring the warmth and color of that country to life for us at Andaluca, which has been featured in numerous “Best Of” lists during his 10 years as its Executive Chef.

Small Vineyards is committed to preserving the traditions of thousands of years of intelligent farming and the artistry of each winemaker. Their Spanish portfolio is the result of an extensive search to find small, sustainable estates that authentically represent this rich culture.


Gala Apple Salad

Clams with Garlic, Wine and Butter
Veria Baral ALBARINO

Seafood Unpaella
Finca del Tesso TEMPRANILLO

Tender Steak Skewer
Moruno Spice Rub and Marsala Glaze
Clua Domenech GARNACHA

Lamb Chops
Herb Risotto and Morel Mushroom Sauce
Lopez Cristobal CRIANZA

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See you then!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Truffle Salt for the Uninitiated

At La Buona Tavola - The Truffle Cafe, we want to make the indulgently delicious flavor of truffles accessible to all. For the uninitiated truffle connoisseur, we offer an easy means of introduction to this whole new world of extreme flavor.

Our Truffle Salt goes perfectly with virtually any food that you can think of. Sprinkle it on fresh tomatoes, steak, popcorn, french fries, grilled veggies, fish, chicken...the list is endless! Remember, a little goes a long way, especially with our truffle salt which, at 10% truffle, features a higher concetration than most truffle salts.

Truffle Salt is not meal specific; it goes equally well with breakfast, lunch or dinner. Here are a few recipe ideas to get you started with the goodness of truffle salt.

We'll be compiling an ongoing list of recipes that use truffle salt for your convenience. If you have any favorite ways you use truffle salt, please share in the comments. Thanks!