MORMORETO 2006 is a Standout

wine Castello di Nipozzano 2 hi res Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi wines boast more than 700 years of history

 

Within the Chianti region the Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi land stretches from Pomino Doc across Brunello di Montalcino, Morellino di Scansano, continuing on through Mugello until the province of Livorno. Since the 1700′s proven ability, experience, passion and love has produced a superior quality of wine derived from this region.
1000 hectares of operating vineyards, divided into 9 properties, where the perfect relationship between atmosphere and the skilled use of raw materials, permits Frescobaldi the ability to guarantee the quality and unique personality of each wine.

Grown in Tuscany’s most exceptional growing areas,

Start off the holiday season with a bottle of Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi Mormoreto 2006 at your Thanksgiving celebration. This wine pairs perfectly with a cheese platter or hearty meat dishes like a savory turkey feast. Whether it’s a gift or a splurge, Mormoreto is an elegant, Tuscan wine perfect for fall and sure to be a hit with your friends and family.

Mormoreto 2006 ($65.00) SRP is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc with rich, ripe fruit flavors of blueberries, raspberries, and dried plum. Enriched by spicy nuances of ginger and vanilla, the luxurious aromas of Mormoreto 2006 enhances the wine’s luscious, velvety mouth feel. Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi have produced renowned Tuscan wines for over 700 years. Share the Frescobaldi family tradition with yours by enjoying Mormoreto 2006 this Thanksgiving.

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Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi Recipes

Grilled Strips of Beef
Ingredients:
800gr boned sirloin cut into slices of 200gr each
Salt and pepper
Olive oil.

Procedure:
Cook the sirloin strips at high heat on a cast-iron grill (alternatively, on a grill over very hot coals), carefully
cooking them for 2 minutes on each side. Then place on a wooden cutting-board and cut each lengthwise,
preserving the shape of the steak. Place on a hot serving platter, salt and pepper, drizzle abundant extra virgin
olive oil

Side dish of potatoes
Ingredients:
400gr boiled potatoes, 150gr butter, 100gr Parmigiano cheese, 3 eggs, salt and pepper, nutmeg
Procedure:
Slice half of the potatoes, and then purée the other half with all of the other ingredients. Put the purée in a baking

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Exploring the Incredible Exotic Gardens of the Eastern Caribbean

Derek Galon and Margaret Gajek are home and garden aficionados of a very unique breed.

They have decades of art photography, art history and research expertise between them, sharing a love of fine architecture and landscaped gardens. They’ve also devoted much of their lives to traveling the world in search of the most unusual and spectacular creations made by mankind.

In their latest book, Exotic Gardens of the Eastern Caribbean, – they turn their considerable talents on to some of most beautiful gardens in the world – they’ve uncovered some of the greatest botanical treasures people will ever experience in the Eastern Caribbean.

Open up the pages and they’ll let you experience the sumptuous eye-popping adventure tour of the most colorful and lush gardens in the eastern Caribbean. You get to see up close and personal the exquisitely landscaped properties on a number of selected islands of the West Indies: from the big Barbados, lush Grenada, and St. Lucia, to the smaller and less visited St Vincent.

They take great pleasure in sharing what they’ve learned about the diversified life-styles exemplified by a range of home gardens: From small, humble backyard gardens in villages of the Caribbean, to heritage houses with extensive landscaped gardens, to fascinating botanic gardens, to multi-million-dollar mansions surrounded by sumptuous tropical gardens, and finally, to amazing, vast exotic gardens created by renowned landscape designers. It’s a display of fascinating samples selected from the wealth of styles and plants abounding in the region.

Here are samples of 28 fascinating gardens they selected from the incredible spectrum of abounding in the region.

Montreal Gardens, St. Vincent Island

An easy 30 minute ride by taxi or a tour minibus from Kingston, capital of this island.

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LIVE JAZZ PERFORMANCES RETURN TO GALLAGHER’S STEAK HOUSE EVERY THURSDAY, FRIDAY, AND SATURDAY NIGHT BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 23 FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2010; SPECIAL JAZZ MENU AT THE THEATER DISTRICT RESTAURANT FROM 9:00 PM TO MIDNIGHT

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***Performances by quartets spearheaded by 19-year-old Rhys Tivey, a graduate of Empire State Youth Orchestra***

Live jazz returns to New York City’s iconic Gallagher’s Steak House every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night beginning Thursday, September 23, and through the remainder of 2010.

Gallagher’s has added a special jazz menu featuring light evening fare on those nights, which is available from 9:00 pm to midnight, and includes: 4 oz. Smoked Salmon with Capers, Red Onions & Chopped Egg ($11); Chilled Medley of seafood for one – Bluepoint Oysters, Littleneck Clams, Jumbo Shrimp and Lump Crabmeat ($23); Caesar Salad with Chicken Garlic Toasts, Grana Padana Cheese($16); Cobb Salad Mixed Greens with Chicken, avocado, Roquefort Cheese, Bacon, Tomato and egg ($16); The Westie Club – Grilled Chicken, Bacon, Brie Cheese, Lettuce, Tarragon Mayonnaise on Sour Dough Bread with Gallagher’s Home Made chips ($14); 8 oz. Chopped Steak served with Gallagher’s Potato ($16); 8 oz. Sliced Beefsteak served with Gallagher’s Potato ($18); and Gallagher’s Potato Chips ($3).

Gallagher’s Steak House is located at 228 West 52nd Street just west of Broadway in New York City. For reservations contact 212-245-5336, and mention JAZZ to be seated accordingly. Pre-performance reservations will be taken for 8 and 8:30 p.m., so that diners can place their orders prior to the start of the entertainment, while later seatings through 11:30 p.m. will also be accepted. There is a two-drink minimum required for those not dining.

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